Descendent peeks at Peake’s forgotten genius

The great granddaughter of one of the country’s finest, but forgotten, wood carvers was introduced to arguably his greatest work after it was purchased by a top dealer. Nicki Holt was invited by Charles Wallrock of Wick Antiques in Lymington, Hants, to see the stunning work he displayed at the recent Chelsea Antiques Fair.

Original Picasso emerges for sale

A doodle of Picasso’s former muse and her fiancé that the famed artist drew for them has emerged for sale on the antique selling platform 2Covet.

Engineering art

A small engineering company that specialises in profiling and fabrication is becoming the go-to business for artists, sculptors and designers. Accujet Ltd, based in Upton, near Poole in Dorset, has created art installations and sculptures that are on prominent display around the country.

Thomas Becket’s Doom re-examined by church

One of the largest medieval church Doom paintings in the country has been painstakingly restored and conserved and now appears much as it did in the late 15th century. The image at St Thomas Becket church in Salisbury is a rare survivor and depicts Christ sitting in judgement over those who have died.

Green on … go!

One of the world’s leading aviation artists has created a work showing a British Paratrooper jumping from an aeroplane – after he was told that no accurate depiction existed. Matt Horan of Dorset-based cyber-security business C3IA Solutions was formerly with the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment as an embedded Signaller and wanted an artist to capture the moment of exiting an aircraft.

The Art of Business

Illustrator Lydia Fee has her latest work on permanent display at a BASE Bordon Innovation Centre for start-ups and small to medium-sized businesses in Bordon, East Hampshire.

Parley sculptor goes international

Sculptor Andy Hopper, based on the Parley Court Estate in Dorset, has been selected to show his work at the prestigious International Sculpture Festival.

Arting about with the Yellows

Yellow Buses’ dedicated Poetry Bus had a star turn at Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival by acting as the information hub. The double decker is decorated inside with verses written by poets who were inspired by travelling around the conurbation on the fleet. The bus was in the main square and festival volunteers manned it and were there to … Read More

Arting about with the Yellows

Yellow Buses has got on board the Arts by the Sea Festival in Bournemouth as official transport partners. The company has been supporting the arts for years and has a Poetry Bus and Gallery Bus among the themed vehicles in its fleet. Now it is helping to drive the annual festival forward by linking up with the Bournemouth Council organisers. … Read More