Darwin reimagined in new artwork set to go on show in Shrewsbury

New innovative artwork featuring Charles Darwin as never seen before is set to go on show in Shrewsbury. Jonathan Soden and Gary Drew with the new paintings A pair of large and colourful paintings by a leading mural artist have been commissioned by The Soden Gallery in the town and soon to be unveiled. Jonathan […]

Pollock Prize for Creativity Goes to Todd Williamson

The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has awarded artist Todd Williamson the Pollock Prize for Creativity, which comes with $50,000 in funds that will support his solo exhibition at the 58th Venice Biennale. The prize is given annually to an artist whose work “embodies high creative standards and has a substantial impact on individuals and society,” according to […]

Joan Miro hits Shrewsbury gallery – The Soden Collection

Joan Miro (1893-1983) A stunning picture entitled “Les Deux Amis” (The Two Friends) comes to a Shrewsbury contemporary gallery, The Soden Collection. The Soden Collection opened its doors in November 2017, since then has been an epicentre for contemporary and modern art for Shrewsbury. The gallery has been dealing in such artists as, Lucien Freud, […]

New contemporary artist, Dave White hits Shrewsbury gallery!

Dave White is a contemporary British Artist who dedicates his work to celebrating popular culture and interpreting emotive issues.  White graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art (Painting) at Liverpool John Moores University and has enjoyed success from the inception of his career, with selection for the Northern Graduates exhibition at the Royal College of […]

Klimt & Schiele Review

Dreams to be decoded … detail from Group of Three Girls (Egon Schiele, 1911). Photographs courtesy of the Albertina Museum, Vienna Royal Academy, London. A model lies on her back on soft pillows, clutching the flesh of her raised left thigh as, with her right hand, she strokes her clitoris. Her eyes close in enjoyment. The […]

New Collection by Bird Portrait Artist Natalie Toplass

Born in Cheshire and now living in Shropshire Natalie graduated from the University of Central Lancashire and later specialised in Stage Set Design at the Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff. Since 2004 she has been working on a series of intricate flower and bird portraits and has had a number of well-received […]

Darren Baker creates portrait for Prince Charles’ 70th Birthday

Darren Baker from Warwickshire has created a portrait of Prince Charles, as a surprise gift for his 70th birthday. Darren Baker from Coventry has spent 10 months creating the artwork, using pastels, charcoal and pencil. The portrait was specially commissioned by the Princes Trust, which The Prince of Wales set up more than 40 years […]

New! Mark Payne Collection

Mark Payne studied technical and scientific illustration for four years. Having graduated, Mark became a member of the Society of Illustrators, Artists and Designers followed by 33 years as a full-time artist and illustrator, producing work for numerous national and international publishers, advertising agencies and galleries. Mark’s current collection of rare book and magazine art generally begins with a […]

Original Salvador Dali Comes to Shrewsbury!

Shropshire Star Feature: An original piece of work by renowned surrealist artist Salvador Dali is the centrepiece of a new art exhibition planned for Shrewsbury. The signed pen and ink drawing, priced at £28,000 and dated 1951, is part of the new winter show at The Soden Collection in Wyle Cop. Galliery owner Jonathan Soden […]