1. Something For The Weekend.
Royo (Jose Mateu San Hilario, b. 1941) is a Spanish contemporary figurative painter whose exuberant brushstroke technique achieves intense luminosity and a sense of great vitality on the canvas. Capturing the light and colour of southern Spain and the Mediterranean islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, he portrays demure young women in flowing garments, set against lush backgrounds of flowers or the vivid blue sea. He explores the mythical, the maternal, the sensual, and the weightless human form escaping its earthbound existence.
Royo’s elegant paintings have attracted a huge following and he has exhibited throughout his native Spain, across Europe, Japan and the United States. He has had several important commissions, which include leading portraits for the High Ministry of Justice in Spain and a portrait of his former Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. He was also awarded the prestigious Rotary Personality of The Year Award in 2009.
His new exhibition 50 Years a Master: Mediterraneo Series, marks the latest pictorial obsession by Royo. Like the Impressionist painters before him such as Joaquín Sorolla, Claude Monet or Edgar Degas, Royo creates impressionistic portraits and landscapes of great sophistication and lyrical sensibility.
The exhibition is available to view at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair until Saturday 8 November.

> View the online brochure Something For The Weekend.
Royo (Jose Mateu San Hilario, b. 1941) is a Spanish contemporary figurative painter whose exuberant brushstroke technique achieves intense luminosity and a sense of great vitality on the canvas. Capturing the light and colour of southern Spain and the Mediterranean islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, he portrays demure young women in flowing garments, set against lush backgrounds of flowers or the vivid blue sea. He explores the mythical, the maternal, the sensual, and the weightless human form escaping its earthbound existence.
Royo’s elegant paintings have attracted a huge following and he has exhibited throughout his native Spain, across Europe, Japan and the United States. He has had several important commissions, which include leading portraits for the High Ministry of Justice in Spain and a portrait of his former Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. He was also awarded the prestigious Rotary Personality of The Year Award in 2009.
His new exhibition 50 Years a Master: Mediterraneo Series, marks the latest pictorial obsession by Royo. Like the Impressionist painters before him such as Joaquín Sorolla, Claude Monet or Edgar Degas, Royo creates impressionistic portraits and landscapes of great sophistication and lyrical sensibility.
The exhibition is available to view at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair until Saturday 8 November.

> View the online brochure Something For The Weekend.
Royo (Jose Mateu San Hilario, b. 1941) is a Spanish contemporary figurative painter whose exuberant brushstroke technique achieves intense luminosity and a sense of great vitality on the canvas. Capturing the light and colour of southern Spain and the Mediterranean islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, he portrays demure young women in flowing garments, set against lush backgrounds of flowers or the vivid blue sea. He explores the mythical, the maternal, the sensual, and the weightless human form escaping its earthbound existence.
Royo’s elegant paintings have attracted a huge following and he has exhibited throughout his native Spain, across Europe, Japan and the United States. He has had several important commissions, which include leading portraits for the High Ministry of Justice in Spain and a portrait of his former Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. He was also awarded the prestigious Rotary Personality of The Year Award in 2009.
His new exhibition 50 Years a Master: Mediterraneo Series, marks the latest pictorial obsession by Royo. Like the Impressionist painters before him such as Joaquín Sorolla, Claude Monet or Edgar Degas, Royo creates impressionistic portraits and landscapes of great sophistication and lyrical sensibility.
The exhibition is available to view at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair until Saturday 8 November.

> View the online brochure

    Something For The Weekend.

    Royo (Jose Mateu San Hilario, b. 1941) is a Spanish contemporary figurative painter whose exuberant brushstroke technique achieves intense luminosity and a sense of great vitality on the canvas. Capturing the light and colour of southern Spain and the Mediterranean islands of Mallorca and Ibiza, he portrays demure young women in flowing garments, set against lush backgrounds of flowers or the vivid blue sea. He explores the mythical, the maternal, the sensual, and the weightless human form escaping its earthbound existence.

    Royo’s elegant paintings have attracted a huge following and he has exhibited throughout his native Spain, across Europe, Japan and the United States. He has had several important commissions, which include leading portraits for the High Ministry of Justice in Spain and a portrait of his former Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain. He was also awarded the prestigious Rotary Personality of The Year Award in 2009.

    His new exhibition 50 Years a Master: Mediterraneo Series, marks the latest pictorial obsession by Royo. Like the Impressionist painters before him such as Joaquín Sorolla, Claude Monet or Edgar Degas, Royo creates impressionistic portraits and landscapes of great sophistication and lyrical sensibility.

    The exhibition is available to view at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair until Saturday 8 November.

    > View the online brochure

  2. Following on from the teaser video we shared with you in September, watch the full-length video to learn all about Scarlett Raven and her new collection, The Eleventh Hour.

    Dubbed a ‘budding art sensation’ in The Daily Mail last week, Scarlett Raven is without doubt a British artist to watch. Her new collection carries all the more significance, as it incorporates the symbolism of the poppy as a tribute to those those who fought and died in the war. The lead piece, Eleventh Hour Number No. 1 will be auctioned at The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Ball later this month.

    > Read The Daily Mail interview

    > View The Eleventh Hour brochure

  3. Something For The Weekend.
Yoda Am I by Craig Davison
This piece is taken from Craig Davison’s brand new Star Wars-inspired collection, In A Backyard Far Far Away…

"These paintings are all about what children would do after seeing Star Wars, which is look around for objects that they can use to make them look and feel like their favourite characters. For young kids it’s all about uninhibited play using their imagination and free-spirited resourcefulness, like using pegs for ears in ‘Yoda Am I’ -exactly the kind of things my friends and I did when we were young.” – Craig Davison.
> View the full collection

    Something For The Weekend.

    Yoda Am I by Craig Davison

    This piece is taken from Craig Davison’s brand new Star Wars-inspired collection, In A Backyard Far Far Away…

    "These paintings are all about what children would do after seeing Star Wars, which is look around for objects that they can use to make them look and feel like their favourite characters. For young kids it’s all about uninhibited play using their imagination and free-spirited resourcefulness, like using pegs for ears in ‘Yoda Am I’ -exactly the kind of things my friends and I did when we were young.” – Craig Davison.

    > View the full collection

  4. Six Reasons To Buy An Alex Echo Piece
As the latest Alex Echo exhibition is due to hit galleries across the country over the coming months, we talked to the man himself who gave us these six reasons to consider purchasing his limited edition and original art for your own collection.
 Do You Like It?
If you do, you should consider buying it. Nothing I say should ever influence you - no biography or grocery list of exhibitions should sway your opinion.  Follow your heart first and foremost, and you won’t make a bad art purchase. If you don’t find my art to your taste, find art that you do like and consider buying that instead. But whatever you do, buy art. It’s good for the soul, it enhances your environment, it starts conversation and it enlists quiet personal happiness that can last a life time.
It is backed by hard work, real graft and effort in the arts
I’ve slugged my way up the art ladder. Nothing I do is rushed; my paintings are backed by 35 years as a professional artist. I have designed everything from corporate logos, book covers and posters to sculptures, assemblages and collage. I’ve created four 2000 square foot hand-painted billboards for Absolut Vodka, a Swatch Watch, snowboards and clothing.
I have raised over £500,000.00 in funds from the sale of my artwork for various charities around the world.  I have taught artwork to inner-city kids, and to children with handicaps and mental disabilities. Artwork is my life.
I’ve done my homework!
My work draws on my love of art history. As an artist, I stand on the shoulders of the countless artists before me and I always pay homage to the great artists that I study and admire. I am deeply moved by the history of art - it has shaped who I am, and I hope this love of civilisation and its best achievements is conveyed through my paintings.
Money must come into the equation.
I have no other skill set. I am a painter. I have a family to feed as do you the art patron and client.  This is real business and it shouldn’t be considered anything other than real business. I don’t kid myself. If you like my painting and can afford it, buy it.  If you like another artist’s painting better than mine and can afford it, buy it. 
My artwork expands and grows. 
It’s a constant exploration into new ideas, concepts and methods.  I do not rest on my laurels or yesterdays trends or successful sales figures. I learn, I grow, I evolve. I make the art evolve.  We evolve together.  I have a hundred years of art floating around in my head just waiting to come out, just waiting to be explored and painted.
It’s beautiful.

Full stop.
Alex’s latest collection is inspired by his love of the earth and water, and he will be donating all of his royalties to Water Aid UK. His new exhibition, ‘The Infinite Ballet’, is currently touring Castle Galleries throughout the UK. Click here to find out when it’s coming to a gallery near you, or view the full collection online. 

    Six Reasons To Buy An Alex Echo Piece

    As the latest Alex Echo exhibition is due to hit galleries across the country over the coming months, we talked to the man himself who gave us these six reasons to consider purchasing his limited edition and original art for your own collection.

     Do You Like It?

    If you do, you should consider buying it. Nothing I say should ever influence you - no biography or grocery list of exhibitions should sway your opinion.  Follow your heart first and foremost, and you won’t make a bad art purchase. If you don’t find my art to your taste, find art that you do like and consider buying that instead. But whatever you do, buy art. It’s good for the soul, it enhances your environment, it starts conversation and it enlists quiet personal happiness that can last a life time.

    It is backed by hard work, real graft and effort in the arts

    I’ve slugged my way up the art ladder. Nothing I do is rushed; my paintings are backed by 35 years as a professional artist. I have designed everything from corporate logos, book covers and posters to sculptures, assemblages and collage. I’ve created four 2000 square foot hand-painted billboards for Absolut Vodka, a Swatch Watch, snowboards and clothing.

    I have raised over £500,000.00 in funds from the sale of my artwork for various charities around the world.  I have taught artwork to inner-city kids, and to children with handicaps and mental disabilities. Artwork is my life.

    I’ve done my homework!

    My work draws on my love of art history. As an artist, I stand on the shoulders of the countless artists before me and I always pay homage to the great artists that I study and admire. I am deeply moved by the history of art - it has shaped who I am, and I hope this love of civilisation and its best achievements is conveyed through my paintings.

    Money must come into the equation.

    I have no other skill set. I am a painter. I have a family to feed as do you the art patron and client.  This is real business and it shouldn’t be considered anything other than real business. I don’t kid myself. If you like my painting and can afford it, buy it.  If you like another artist’s painting better than mine and can afford it, buy it. 

    My artwork expands and grows.

    It’s a constant exploration into new ideas, concepts and methods.  I do not rest on my laurels or yesterdays trends or successful sales figures. I learn, I grow, I evolve. I make the art evolve.  We evolve together.  I have a hundred years of art floating around in my head just waiting to come out, just waiting to be explored and painted.

    It’s beautiful.

    Full stop.

    Alex’s latest collection is inspired by his love of the earth and water, and he will be donating all of his royalties to Water Aid UK. His new exhibition, ‘The Infinite Ballet’, is currently touring Castle Galleries throughout the UK. Click here to find out when it’s coming to a gallery near you, or view the full collection online

  5. Something For The Weekend.
“Creation goes beyond the canvas. Like a chemical reaction, creation fills its environment. It has an aftermath. I suppose that is what I am really interested in, what the explosion, meeting, gathering of materials leaves behind. What we leave behind.” - Scarlett Raven
These pieces are taken from Scarlett Raven’s debut exhibition at Castle Fine Art Mayfair, entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour’, which explores the multiple facets of the poppy. A collection of work inextricably bound to the First World War, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure.
As a mark of respect, Scarlett is donating one of her pieces, The Eleventh Hour No. 1, to The Royal British Legion, to be auctioned at their Poppy Ball. The Royal British Legion said: “We are hugely grateful to Scarlett, who through her work can create an emotive response and connection to the subject matter, enabling us to pass the torch of remembrance onto new generations and ensure the memories of those who fought for our freedoms live on.”
'The Eleventh Hour' exhibition launched at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair with a private view with TV personality Kate Thornton and Grammy award winner, Duffy in attendance. The exhibition will run until Saturday 11th October .
> Find out more

> View the brochure

> Watch the Private View video  Something For The Weekend.
“Creation goes beyond the canvas. Like a chemical reaction, creation fills its environment. It has an aftermath. I suppose that is what I am really interested in, what the explosion, meeting, gathering of materials leaves behind. What we leave behind.” - Scarlett Raven
These pieces are taken from Scarlett Raven’s debut exhibition at Castle Fine Art Mayfair, entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour’, which explores the multiple facets of the poppy. A collection of work inextricably bound to the First World War, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure.
As a mark of respect, Scarlett is donating one of her pieces, The Eleventh Hour No. 1, to The Royal British Legion, to be auctioned at their Poppy Ball. The Royal British Legion said: “We are hugely grateful to Scarlett, who through her work can create an emotive response and connection to the subject matter, enabling us to pass the torch of remembrance onto new generations and ensure the memories of those who fought for our freedoms live on.”
'The Eleventh Hour' exhibition launched at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair with a private view with TV personality Kate Thornton and Grammy award winner, Duffy in attendance. The exhibition will run until Saturday 11th October .
> Find out more

> View the brochure

> Watch the Private View video  Something For The Weekend.
“Creation goes beyond the canvas. Like a chemical reaction, creation fills its environment. It has an aftermath. I suppose that is what I am really interested in, what the explosion, meeting, gathering of materials leaves behind. What we leave behind.” - Scarlett Raven
These pieces are taken from Scarlett Raven’s debut exhibition at Castle Fine Art Mayfair, entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour’, which explores the multiple facets of the poppy. A collection of work inextricably bound to the First World War, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure.
As a mark of respect, Scarlett is donating one of her pieces, The Eleventh Hour No. 1, to The Royal British Legion, to be auctioned at their Poppy Ball. The Royal British Legion said: “We are hugely grateful to Scarlett, who through her work can create an emotive response and connection to the subject matter, enabling us to pass the torch of remembrance onto new generations and ensure the memories of those who fought for our freedoms live on.”
'The Eleventh Hour' exhibition launched at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair with a private view with TV personality Kate Thornton and Grammy award winner, Duffy in attendance. The exhibition will run until Saturday 11th October .
> Find out more

> View the brochure

> Watch the Private View video 

    Something For The Weekend.

    “Creation goes beyond the canvas. Like a chemical reaction, creation fills its environment. It has an aftermath. I suppose that is what I am really interested in, what the explosion, meeting, gathering of materials leaves behind. What we leave behind.” - Scarlett Raven

    These pieces are taken from Scarlett Raven’s debut exhibition at Castle Fine Art Mayfair, entitled ‘The Eleventh Hour’, which explores the multiple facets of the poppy. A collection of work inextricably bound to the First World War, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure.

    As a mark of respect, Scarlett is donating one of her pieces, The Eleventh Hour No. 1, to The Royal British Legion, to be auctioned at their Poppy Ball. The Royal British Legion said: “We are hugely grateful to Scarlett, who through her work can create an emotive response and connection to the subject matter, enabling us to pass the torch of remembrance onto new generations and ensure the memories of those who fought for our freedoms live on.”

    'The Eleventh Hour' exhibition launched at Castle Fine Art, Mayfair with a private view with TV personality Kate Thornton and Grammy award winner, Duffy in attendance. The exhibition will run until Saturday 11th October .

    > Find out more

    > View the brochure

    > Watch the Private View video 

  6. Something For The Weekend.
The Imaginarium Of Xue Wang
These pieces are taken from our brand new collection, The Imaginarium of Xue Wang.
Xue Wang’s artistic background was originally in fashion, but she turned to art as she saw it as a more direct way to express her creative ideas. 
Her art is inspired by a combination of childhood paraphernalia, Hollywood iconography and vintage fashion, and the result is an eclectic collection of art which is simultaneously appealing and unnerving.
Elegant ladies, loose and lost, peer out through knowing and impenetrable eyes, scrutinising the viewer in mock indifference. They are too beautiful to question, too creepy to doubt. These overly wide-eyed dolly birds appear vacuous but are by turns amusing, odd and just a little threatening…
> View the full collection Something For The Weekend.
The Imaginarium Of Xue Wang
These pieces are taken from our brand new collection, The Imaginarium of Xue Wang.
Xue Wang’s artistic background was originally in fashion, but she turned to art as she saw it as a more direct way to express her creative ideas. 
Her art is inspired by a combination of childhood paraphernalia, Hollywood iconography and vintage fashion, and the result is an eclectic collection of art which is simultaneously appealing and unnerving.
Elegant ladies, loose and lost, peer out through knowing and impenetrable eyes, scrutinising the viewer in mock indifference. They are too beautiful to question, too creepy to doubt. These overly wide-eyed dolly birds appear vacuous but are by turns amusing, odd and just a little threatening…
> View the full collection Something For The Weekend.
The Imaginarium Of Xue Wang
These pieces are taken from our brand new collection, The Imaginarium of Xue Wang.
Xue Wang’s artistic background was originally in fashion, but she turned to art as she saw it as a more direct way to express her creative ideas. 
Her art is inspired by a combination of childhood paraphernalia, Hollywood iconography and vintage fashion, and the result is an eclectic collection of art which is simultaneously appealing and unnerving.
Elegant ladies, loose and lost, peer out through knowing and impenetrable eyes, scrutinising the viewer in mock indifference. They are too beautiful to question, too creepy to doubt. These overly wide-eyed dolly birds appear vacuous but are by turns amusing, odd and just a little threatening…
> View the full collection

    Something For The Weekend.

    The Imaginarium Of Xue Wang

    These pieces are taken from our brand new collection, The Imaginarium of Xue Wang.

    Xue Wang’s artistic background was originally in fashion, but she turned to art as she saw it as a more direct way to express her creative ideas. 

    Her art is inspired by a combination of childhood paraphernalia, Hollywood iconography and vintage fashion, and the result is an eclectic collection of art which is simultaneously appealing and unnerving.

    Elegant ladies, loose and lost, peer out through knowing and impenetrable eyes, scrutinising the viewer in mock indifference. They are too beautiful to question, too creepy to doubt. These overly wide-eyed dolly birds appear vacuous but are by turns amusing, odd and just a little threatening…

    > View the full collection

  7. The Eleventh Hour | Scarlett Raven

    “Creation goes beyond the canvas. Like a chemical reaction, creation fills its environment. It has an aftermath. I suppose that is what I am really interested in, what the explosion, meeting, gathering of materials leaves behind. What we leave behind.” - Scarlett Raven

    28-year-old Scarlett Raven is a contemporary artist who has gained international acclaim from the likes of Orlando Bloom, Take That and Duffy. In her debut exhibition for Castle Fine Art, Mayfair, Scarlett explores the multiple facets of the poppy.

    A collection of work inextricably bound to the First World War, ‘The Eleventh Hour’, directly references the date of Armistice Day in 1918: a date etched into the fabric of our history, a date filled with joy and despair in equal measure. It is here then, in this tension between sorrow and elation, dark and light in which Raven’s landscapes thrive and flourish, as the tissue delicate, blood-red blooms of the poppy once grew from the disturbed earth ravaged by war. In collaboration with The Royal British Legion, ‘The Eleventh Hour’ represents the ongoing relevance of the poppy as a symbol of the remembrance of the past, but also the future promise of hope.

    > Find out more

    > Contact Castle Fine Art, Mayfair

  8. Something For The Weekend.
The Power and the Glory by Alexander Millar
“This painting to me captures those moments during the working day when you wished you could take five minutes just to enjoy the misty light that’s around you. The title of this piece sums of for me that within all the power of any industry like the huge cooling tower in this scene, the glory lies within the worker you see here too.” – Alexander Millar.
The Power and the Glory is from the brand new capsule collection of six pieces of limited edition art by contemporary artist Alexander Millar. This collection commemorates a significant point in his career; the opening of his brand new Working Man: The Homecoming museum exhibition.
Millar will be making his contribution to ‘Homecoming Scotland 2014’ with a four month exhibition at the Scotland Street School Museum, a project to which he has dedicated the last year in preparation and which features over 30 new original pieces.
“I could not consider exhibiting anything less than my best work in Glasgow. I take great pride in my Scottish heritage, and view my Homecoming collection as a rite of passage in my career.” - Alexander Millar.
> View the new collection of limited edition art
> Find out about The Homecoming exhibition

    Something For The Weekend.

    The Power and the Glory by Alexander Millar

    “This painting to me captures those moments during the working day when you wished you could take five minutes just to enjoy the misty light that’s around you. The title of this piece sums of for me that within all the power of any industry like the huge cooling tower in this scene, the glory lies within the worker you see here too.” – Alexander Millar.

    The Power and the Glory is from the brand new capsule collection of six pieces of limited edition art by contemporary artist Alexander Millar. This collection commemorates a significant point in his career; the opening of his brand new Working Man: The Homecoming museum exhibition.

    Millar will be making his contribution to ‘Homecoming Scotland 2014’ with a four month exhibition at the Scotland Street School Museum, a project to which he has dedicated the last year in preparation and which features over 30 new original pieces.

    “I could not consider exhibiting anything less than my best work in Glasgow. I take great pride in my Scottish heritage, and view my Homecoming collection as a rite of passage in my career.” - Alexander Millar.

    > View the new collection of limited edition art

    > Find out about The Homecoming exhibition

  9. Something For The Weekend.
Today, we’ve launched our brand new Autumn Collection for 2014 and it’s jam-packed full of eclectic art from our diverse portfolio of artists.
From abstract to traditional; rolling landscapes to bustling cityscapes, the Autumn Collection has it all.
> Take a look now

    Something For The Weekend.

    Today, we’ve launched our brand new Autumn Collection for 2014 and it’s jam-packed full of eclectic art from our diverse portfolio of artists.

    From abstract to traditional; rolling landscapes to bustling cityscapes, the Autumn Collection has it all.

    > Take a look now

  10. Something For The Weekend.
Warm & Glowing by Jeff Rowland
Inspired by scenes from Jeff’s hometown of Northumberland, Warm & Glowing is the epitome of Autumn. Jeff has moved away from his usual colder palette of blues and greys to embrace these seasonal shades, which complement the falling rain.

This is just one of a selection of new August Releases from contemporary artists Neil Dawson, Jeff Rowland and Paul Corfield.

    Something For The Weekend.

    Warm & Glowing by Jeff Rowland

    Inspired by scenes from Jeff’s hometown of Northumberland, Warm & Glowing is the epitome of Autumn. Jeff has moved away from his usual colder palette of blues and greys to embrace these seasonal shades, which complement the falling rain.

    This is just one of a selection of new August Releases from contemporary artists Neil Dawson, Jeff Rowland and Paul Corfield.

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