You’ve Been Framed!

Charleston’s Master Auctioneer Adam Kant takes a minute to discuss the finer points of perfect framing.   Q: Why should you frame your art? A: It adds value to the piece, it protects it, and a frame is how you present that art to the world. You wouldn’t put Datsun seats in a Mercedes… At Charleston’s many of our works are sold in frames –  we take framing very seriously.   Q: Do you ever get any requests to change the frames on these artworks? A: Sometimes. We sold a Zhong Chen last week that was a little bit too … Continued

Today’s Feature Artist: Geoff Dyer

Our feature artist this week is the irrepressible landscape master, Geoff Dyer. Yet aside from his evocative and broody landscapes for which he is most famous, the Tasmanian born master is equally adept at portraiture. He paints one portrait per year of a fellow Tasmanian, and since 1993 Dyer has been shortlisted ten times for the country’s most prestigious portrait prize, the AGNSW’s Archibald. In 2003 Dyer won the coveted prize with his depiction of author Richard Flanagan. He’s also been a finalist for the Wynne Prize an impressive 9 times. This Tasmanian theme dominates his landscapes too; you’d be … Continued

Bronzes: Danny & Adam Discuss

Bronze Sculptures: A Discussion With Danny & Adam   “We never really promote them, they just sell.”   Early on Tuesday morning, June 17 a special delivery truck arrived at the warehouse with a select array of beautiful, large and small bronze sculptures. The whole team paused as we peered into the crate at the wonders within. It was breathtaking. We ahhhhed in unison. So now Danny and Adam take a moment to discuss the Bronze Sculptures and explain why they’re so popular. Adam: They’re beautiful decorative pieces and they suit any interior. The array of styles that we have; … Continued

Springwood Feature Artist: David Bromley

David Bromley The Lookout (Children Series) Bromley wasn’t born in Australia, but like all great artists who moved here in their youth, it seems only fair we claim him as one of our own.  He was 4 when his family migrated from Sheffield in the UK so it seems only fair – it’ll also explain the quaint, near typical British whimsy and boys-own style for which he has become renown. Bromley is currently feeling the love for his two unique themes; the female portrait and the Children’s series. The latter are wildly popular. His palette and his compositions are deeply … Continued

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