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Antonio Lopez Reche | Bronze Sculpture | 23 September 2018

Showing alongside Melanie Goemans’ paintings throughout September 2018, was a collection of bronze figurative sculpture by renowned artist Antonio Lopez Reche.

Antonio Lopez Reche with one of his bronze sculptures

Born in Barcelona, Antonio Lopez Reche was educated at the University of Barcelona and served as a post graduate teaching assistant there. In 1994 he received the Erasmus Grant from the European Commission to study at Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. He has been working in the UK since 1995, and has produced numerous commissions for private and public spaces. His bronze sculptures have been exhibited in Barcelona, Vienna, Greenport, NY and venues across the UK. He has also produced a number of public commissions including Canary Wharf, London and is in a number of private collections across the world including Spain, England and the United States. Drawing inspiration from Greek Mythology and Folk Tales, his work describes such universal themes as internal conflict, strength, and man’s search for knowledge. 

” My work is a diverse approach to the language of sculpture. For the past twenty years, I have been experimenting with figurative and non figurative work.

My figurative work has been inspired by Western tradition, often relating to Mediterranean mythology and folk tales, in which my interest in expressive tool marks and spontaneous modeling with materials such as clay, wax or plaster, translates into bronze, in an attempt to capture the immediacy and rawness of the material.

I also have a deep interest in a more conceptual line of work in which, still using mostly bronze casting, the repeated reproduction of an object, sometimes created by me, sometimes snatched from our immediate daily life, creates a new form. Although these pieces start with the fascination with the chosen object, soon the repetition and organisation of these elements creates a new dimension far from the original object.”










This very lovely couple (and lovely dog) came in to buy Antonio Lopez Reche’s “Nearly Time” bronze sculpture (on the left) but once we put it side by side with “Kitzune”, the only possible choice was to buy both as they make such a stunning pair. 

I’m sure these pieces will be treasured for years to come.

You can see Antonio’s exhibition here

Emma McClure painting and it’s new owner… | 23 June 2017

Hi Sarah, Though this might make you/Emma smile,small hairy elderly ( slightly smelly) jack Russell on blue kitchen sofa with cushions, below Emma’s painting ‘Studio Sofa 2’.
Love the painting
Best wishes 


“My Beautiful Mermaid” | 17 April 2017

“I love my Melissa Kiernan Mermaid sculpture and cannot believe you still have some of her works available. They’re all so delicate and spiritual and deep and symbolic and beautiful! Thank you for introducing me!!”

We love to see where some of our pieces have ended up and this beautiful sculpture by Melissa Kiernan looks superbly at home here. We have a few of Melissa’s works available in the gallery and we’re excited to say that she is currently working on a new collection of sculptures for us that should be in the gallery soon.

Another happy customer. | 24 June 2016

“Sarah, thank you. It is awesome! I put it up today and it’s perfect. Thank you so much, I look forward to the next painting!

Alasdair Lindsay painting

It’s always a joy to see our paintings in their new homes, and this particular Alasdair Lindsay painting of beach huts at Carbis Bay looks stunning in its new location. 

“thank you for running our favourite gallery” | 12 April 2016

thank you

David Mankin painting | 22 March 2016

David Mankin painting

The David Mankin painting ‘Walking in the Clouds’ has been installed on the wall in a corporate environment, where hopefully it will provide inspiration for the people who work there for years to come.

The painting was part of the ‘Spring Collection’ exhibition which runs at Cornwall Contemporary until 16th April 2016. More of David’s paintings can be viewed by clicking here.

Maggie Matthews painting | 15 December 2015

Maggie Matthews painting








“Half Dreamt in its new home” 

Hi Sarah,
We love our new Maggie Matthews painting. It looks amazing in our lounge.

Thank you for your help,


Alasdair Lindsay – Feedback | 2 September 2015




Hi Sarah,

I hope the rest of the Hampstead show was a success for you.

Please find attached the Lindsay pictures as on display in our home.

Cheers, Paul

Alasdair Lindsay – Feedback | 2 September 2015


Hi Sarah,

I hope the rest of the Hampstead show was a success for you.

Please find attached the Lindsay pictures as on display in our home.

Cheers, Paul

Simeon Stafford – Feedback | 2 September 2015


Sorry sarah, it’s not coming back! We love it! 

Many thanks for your help and advice yesterday

kind regards, Jane

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