Football Is Art Exhibition Preview

Last night I was thrilled to attend the preview of Football Is Art, the new exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. The exhibition features a superb variety of artworks and fashion as the museum questions... can art in all its forms truly capture the emotions of a match? Football Is Art is [...]

April 5th, 2019|Art Galleries, News|

Romney, Reynolds and Raeburn

In my last blog entry I discussed a recent visit to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and some of my favourite portraits in their fine art collection. Following on from that update I wanted to explore the paintings of three artists in a little more detail. Hung alongside one another in the gallery are examples [...]

Portraits at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

On Saturday, I was able to make a very quick visit to the brilliant Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Despite being on a strict time schedule I managed to track down some of the best portraits in the gallery’s collection and wanted to share my thoughts on some of my favourites. The Magnificent Round [...]

Portrait Paintings in Lancaster

Early last month I managed to drop in at Lancaster City Museum to check out the portraits within their fine art collection. Living close to Lancaster, it’s a place that I really should visit more often and anyone with an interest in the military would find the King’s Own Royal Regiment Museum (housed in the [...]

March 4th, 2016|Art Galleries|

Inspirational Places – The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

As promised in my recent blog about the portraits at Buckingham Palace, here’s a few thoughts on the fabulous Queen’s Gallery. The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace Having undergone a significant expansion, the gallery was reopened in May 2002 as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Celebrations and now displays treasures from the Royal [...]

September 2nd, 2015|Art Galleries|