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Nathalie Pymm Artwork being exhibited at Ironbridge Fine Arts Soon

Coming Soon to Ironbridge Fine Arts

We are pleased to invite Artist Nathalie Pymm to exhibit with us at Ironbridge Fine Arts. Keep checking back for dates!

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Nathalie gives us an insight into her work and processes…

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“I am a mixed media artist and printmaker working in my garden studio in   Buckinghamshire since I left nursing seven years ago. I’ve discovered  printmaking over ten years ago while visiting a friend during Open Studios who is a printmaker. Once I saw the linocut prints, I fell in love with them and knew this form of art was for me! I’ve always had a passion for art and so thankful to be able to spend my days working on my latest linocut, surrounded by my printmaking inks and tools of the trade – especially my wonderful No. 2 Gunning etching press! I have a big smile on my face just walking to my studio in the mornings”.

“My lino prints are inspired by trips to Cornwall – especially Port Isaac, a little fishing village in the North of Cornwall. I also have a love of architecture, my pets, frogs, elephants, still life, and anything that catches my eye. I love to work on lino reduction prints ( using more than one colour on the same lino piece by reducing the lino after each colour), and also finding lovely hand made paper/tissue paper to use as chine colle for my one colour lino prints”.

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“I have exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of the Society of Women’s art exhibition and also the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. I’ve also had the pleasure of exhibiting in St. Ives, Cornwall and Bath as well as taking part in local art exhibitions throughout Buckinghamshire. I am thrilled to be showing my lino cut prints at Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery where I first had a go on my etching press under the fabulous guidance of Jenny Gunning. I will be showing my Cornish lino reduction prints, as well as my lovely frog, elephants, and cats as well as a few still life reduction prints”.

Review from one of our lovely framing customers…

“I recently completed a project that has been in the works for a number of years.  A collection of antique county maps, some already framed and in need of re-framing and some that had yet to be framed.”

“Given the nature of the job, I don’t think two maps are the same size, and I wanted them to be both similar and different at the same time, this would going to be tricky even in normal times, but Covid restrictions meant that I had to drop them off with Sarah and then conduct a video call to discuss frames and mounts.”

“One of the things I like most about everyone at Ironbridge Fine Arts is that they are open to working with you, and will provide as much or as little feedback as you want.  We must have spent an hour looking at different frames and at no time did Sarah make me feel like I had to rush the decision or that I was making completely the wrong choices.  Part of me thinks this is because I have used the team for four years on a variety of posters, documents, clothes, and now a cigarette case, but also because that’s just how they approach things”

“I can’t thank you all enough for the excellent work you’ve done for me. Every time I bring something new, in the enthusiasm to make it better than I imagined is clear from the moment i open the bag.  I’ve got a couple more items up my sleeve for later this year, but I know that no matter what I bring in you’ll all be up for the challenge and I will be walking away with something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.”

Example of finished framed Antique Map

We have used museum-level materials and assembly to protect and preserve this original Hereford to Leicester Circa 1679 hand-coloured Map by John Ogilby. It’s a fascinating piece of history and always makes our job exciting to work with such a huge range of artwork and antiques. It looks perfect behind its 99% UV protective Invisible Glass with the Rustic Step Black moulding

We are a team of passionate framers dedicated to protecting and beautifully presenting your artwork, antiques, photos or memorabilia. We work closely with Museums and Galleries to provide large-scale framing solutions as well as single works for private individuals. Get in touch to discuss your Artwork or framing project. Call us on 01952434033 or enter your details below and we will be in touch

    Spring Feelings by Artist Sue Howells R.W.S B.R.S.A S.W.A⁣

    A beautiful watercolour painting by Sue Howells using vibrant and evocative Spring colours

    Artwork Size excluding frame: 28 x 27cm⁣

    Medium: Watercolour⁣

    “I don’t usually plan my paintings in advance. Staring with a loose wash, I let one brushstroke lead to another, always looking for the perfect composition, cropping along the way to get the right balance. The enjoyment of using pure watercolour is important to me, exploiting the effect of this elusive medium, letting the beauty of the paper shine through. I like to keep the plains simply working with a full brush of paint, economizing on detail, knowing that one bad stroke and all is lost, as pure watercolour cannot be repaired or repainted. I try to avoid opaque paint, only using when necessary. At heart I am a traditionalist, letting the medium speak for itself. If one starts to tidy up spontaneity is lost.”⁣

    www.ironbridgeframing.co.uk/product-category/artists/sue-howells

    Jane Davarian Exhibition now on Display at Ironbridge Fine Arts

    Jane Davarian Framed and Unframed prints available to view and purchase at Ironbridge Fine Arts

    “I have traveled Western Asia extensively and am influenced by organic and geometric designs used on architecture, in garden designs and hand made carpets. My bird prints are my interpretation of the journey undertaken by birds through valleys and gardens in ‘The Conference of the Birds’ by Attar. In the story, each bird represents a human characteristic, they travel in search of something which they had all along but didn’t realise it!”

    Giclee printing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

    I am longing for the sea after scanning, colour matching, and printing this evocative Lino print by Amanda Hillier.

    It’s so important to scan work at a high resolution to capture all the detail and texture and our epsonuk scanner allows us to do just that! We colour match on our incredible Eizo self calibrating monitor and then print onto cotton core archival papers and canvas using Lightfast Pigment Inks on our range of Cannon Giclee Printers

    We can print on demand allowing you to print as you sell or we have a brilliant discount structure for larger print runs. Speak to one of our ArtSure Approved Printers today on 01952434033 or enter your details below and we can get in touch with you!

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      So pleased to have our Gallery doors back open!!

      Absolutely loving being back open and having customers walk amongst the artwork and see all the incredible artists we have on display! Our gallery is open Tuesday to Friday 10am till 5pm and Saturdays 10am till 3pm. Call or email us us to book your framing, giclee printing, or printing press consultation 01952 434033

        Example of Finished framing at Ironbridge Fine Arts

        Conservation Level framing of Bob Dylan Artwork

        Here is one of the recent pieces we had the pleasure of framing…

        Bob Dylan Signed Print on Paper framed in the gorgeous Palatino Blue Scoop moulding and finished with Invisible UV protective ArtGlass to protect from harmful UV rays as well as give less than 1% reflection.

        The Artwork had a large embossed border which we wanted to make a feature of so instead of covering this up with a mount, we used conservation spacers to hold the Artwork 7mm back from the glass and view the full paper in all its glory.


        Our Fine Art Trade Guild Certified Framers pride themselves on working with customers to both beautifully present your Artwork but also ensure it is protected and framed with the correct materials and methods. Call us on 01952434033 to arrange your free framing consultation.

        The frame is the pimp of painting; it enhances it, but it must never shine at the painting’s expense. Edgar Degas

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        South Sea Moulding Range at Ironbridge Fine Arts

        Southsea-moulding-from-ironbridge-fine-artsAt Ironbridge Fine Arts we have over 3000 different mouldings available allowing us to offer a huge range of frames to suit every type of artwork or memorablia as well as catering for all styles, tastes, and price points.

          We absolutely love the Southsea molding range… A stepped wooden moulding available in 4 different profiles and 5 colour options.

         

        Southsea-moulding-available-at-ironbridge-fine-artsSouthsea-moulding-by-ironbridge-fine-artsThis range was inspired by the Southsea which is evident in the natural wood open grain finish and coastal colours including muted greys, creams, greens, and blues. This moulding works beautifully whether you are framing photographs or original Artwork and compliments the Farrow and Ball paint ranges.


         

        Coming Soon to Ironbridge Fine Arts

        We are pleased to invite Artist Nathalie Pymm to exhibit with us at Ironbridge Fine Arts. Keep checking back for dates!

        Nathalie-Pymm-mardi-gras

         

        Nathalie gives us an insight into her work and processes…

         

        Nathalie-Pymm-hearts-and-flowersNathalie-Pymm-Cornish-Cafe“I am a mixed media artist and printmaker working in my garden studio in   Buckinghamshire since I left nursing seven years ago. I’ve discovered  printmaking over ten years ago while visiting a friend during Open Studios who is a printmaker. Once I saw the linocut prints, I fell in love with them and knew this form of art was for me! I’ve always had a passion for art and so thankful to be able to spend my days working on my latest linocut, surrounded by my printmaking inks and tools of the trade – especially my wonderful No. 2 Gunning etching press! I have a big smile on my face just walking to my studio in the mornings”.

        “My lino prints are inspired by trips to Cornwall – especially Port Isaac, a little fishing village in the North of Cornwall. I also have a love of architecture, my pets, frogs, elephants, still life, and anything that catches my eye. I love to work on lino reduction prints ( using more than one colour on the same lino piece by reducing the lino after each colour), and also finding lovely hand made paper/tissue paper to use as chine colle for my one colour lino prints”.

        Nathalie-Pymm-love-is-blue

        “I have exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of the Society of Women’s art exhibition and also the ING Discerning Eye exhibition. I’ve also had the pleasure of exhibiting in St. Ives, Cornwall and Bath as well as taking part in local art exhibitions throughout Buckinghamshire. I am thrilled to be showing my lino cut prints at Ironbridge Fine Arts Gallery where I first had a go on my etching press under the fabulous guidance of Jenny Gunning. I will be showing my Cornish lino reduction prints, as well as my lovely frog, elephants, and cats as well as a few still life reduction prints”.