Royal Academy

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy

Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy is the long awaited exhibition that explores the emotional side of art. The movement, which emerged in late 1940s to early 1950s in New York is a by-product of the second world war, and saw artists like Pollock, Rothko and de Kooning expressing themselves freely using a confidence in painting, which was previously not...


Stairway to Heaven...

Straight, round, wood or glass, there is more to a staircase, than rising up to the next level. The humble staircase is one of the oldest designs in architecture, whilst its hard to know exactly when they were first designed, staircases, steps or ladders feature in many folk and religious stories, for example: Confucius is said to have gone up...


Celebrate Diwali at Trafalgar Square

Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ is one of the most well-known Hindu festivals which is celebrated annually in October/November each year. This year the celebration falls on Sunday 30th October, but this Sunday (16th October) there is a huge celebration in London’s Trafalgar Square. The festival preparations and rituals extends over a five-day period, with Diwali falling on the forth...

Diwali with the best lighting

This Sunday sees the celebration of Diwali in Trafalgar Square, with the festival falling on Sunday 30th October. One of the most prominent Hindu festivals in India and celebrated internationally, Diwali follows the story of Rama and his wife Sita, and their journey home to the kingdom through the dark. The story,  highlights the triumph of good over evil, light...


Frieze London...the highlights

This week (October 5th-8th) sees the highlight of the Autumnal art season with Frieze London and Frieze Masters arts fairs in Regent’s Park. Now in its 14th year, Frieze London showcases contemporary art collections from 160 leading galleries and over 1,000 artists from more than 25 countries. In a landmark year for the event, the exhibitions are featuring more women artists than...

Gallery Paint

Works of art...Gallery style homes

  Art and the home has been a long-established partnership that stretches for centuries. In recent times, homeowners are seeking out gallery style living spaces, which showcase everything from sculptures and paintings, to light and video installations. With this in mind, we have put together a collection of homes with an art gallery style offering, here is our rundown of...