Since we began in 2000, and with more than 300 gallery exhibitions behind us, Panter & Hall has continued to grow apace. A success we attribute entirely to the consistent support of our regular clients and artists.
Oona’s paintings will be familiar to our clients as a regular contributor to our annual Scottish Show. A recent move to the wilds of North Yorkshire has brought new inspiration and most of these works are the views from her hillside garden, painted during lockdown. Her wonderfully evocative preface to this catalogue captures her love of the area’s ornithology and her concern for the plight of a number of indigenous species, particularly the Curlew.
Tim is one of Britain’s leading realist still life painters, a master technician whose exquisitely executed compositions have won him plaudits around the world. With an eye to the Dutch masters, he maintains a very contemporary clarity of vision that roots his work in the here and now. His paintings are jewel like in their luminosity and would stand returning to time and again.
One of the most exciting and original painters to have arrived on the Scottish art scene in the last decade. Her semi abstract figures and canvases of pure abstraction are often inspired by poetry, literature and philosophy. Her growing reputation was recently recognised in a major exhibition with the National Galleries of Scotland at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. In this latest exhibition Audrey brings together the notions of Arcadia and Desire (Eros the god of love or Eros the Bittersweet) exploring, as she writes "the longing for that which we seek but can never truly find. It is this longing, this desire, that interests me and which motivates our searching in life and in the creative act."
Sue is one of Britain’s best known contemporary impressionist painters. Her evocative English interiors have a lasting appeal and over the decades have attracted a truly international following. Her fluidity of brush work almost seems unconscious in its capturing of an English summer garden or the play of lamp light over an evening interior. A parallel career as a portrait painter has seen her commissioned to paint HM The Queen for the RAC in Pall Mall and Diana, Princess of Wales in her wedding dress for HRH The Prince of Wales.
At the moment a bit of escapism is what we all need and Bridget’s artistic universe offers just that. A world of cocktails and shameless flirtation, theatrical costumes and vintage social mores, populated by bow-lipped young beauties in impossibly glamorous wardrobes. Bridget’s deftness of touch and economy of line reveal her life long career in fashion illustration.
A relatively new member of the Panter & Hall family, Helen is a painter of great charm and subtlety. Working on a small scale, her still life oils are a testament to her love of flora and garden design. A recognized authority on the latter, she has illustrated and written for national garden magazines. The richness of colour and compositional content of Helen’s works defy the modesty of their size.
A welcome return to the gallery by one of Britain’s best loved painters. Mike has an instantly recognisable style, honed after many years of experimentation with different media and techniques. His lively, textured paintings incorporate collage, oils and acrylics producing lively, semi-abstract images that delight the eye. As the originator of this style Mike has been much imitated by his many enthusiastic followers in the artistic community.
Annabel is a painter of pattern and colour, although her paintings are clearly representational her natural eye for design is evident. Her compositions are explosions of joy, whether painting a much loved beach bar in Mustique or a glorious floral concoction in her London home, one feels the pleasure that Annabel derives from her subjects. Her technique has a strong graphic element, and the immediate visual appeal that her work delivers has long made her the darling of card companies the world over.
Richard's paintings are technically superb pictorial essays in light and shade; each capturing what he describes as ‘a dramatic alchemy’, the transformation of things and places when hit by sunlight or immersed in shadow. Although unpopulated his works are full of narrative and often an element of mystery. His eye seeks the quiet places left by humanity but there are no ghosts in these timeless corners of old France, instead Richard shows us a warm, inviting, sun dappled world of tranquillity and beauty.