Thursday, January 17, 2019


It's always pleasing for a regular blogger to return to earlier postings that brought in increased levels of page views.  Within my 1,120 articles, the artistic work of Stuart Wallace, a former English-born lad, has attracted many viewers within my current 320,000 pvs as well they should.   

Since creating the two artworks which were on display at the Eastgate Art Gallery in Basildon, Essex, Stuart, is delighted that both have been sold.  He now lives in Aurora, Denver, Colorado and has enjoyed even more popularity with his later creations. His  iconic and enigmatic portfolio has been exhibited in art galleries in several American cities, including New York and his work is gaining prominence in his home city of Denver, Colorado. Why not take a tour and see what I mean?

Stuart is grateful for the warm welcome that awaited his mother, the author Liz
Wallace when she helped organise Stuart's work in a prime position at the Basildon Art Gallery during last October. She used some of her time in England to sign some of her best selling book CHRISTMAS PAST IN ESSEX. 

But what happened to those two pieces of artwork flown over from the US? Here we have Linda Weiss who loves her piece of US skill which brings her some interesting comments. 
Linda Weiss

Jenni Elliott
Another proud owner, Jenni Elliott commented: "Really excited to receive this unique piece of Stuart's work as a Christmas present and it is so perfect. The painting enhances the room and I can't help but to stop and stare at it every time I go in - the colour, detail and texture are mesmerizing and I see something slightly different  each time  I look at it. I truly love it and will treasure it forever."

And one more devotee, Don Budy commented:  I am a working professional sculptor and have been an art educator for over 58 years. I have visited Museums and Galleries in New York, Paris, London and Rome and many in between. I have seen such work that was extraordinary and some that was not. When I saw the work of Stuart Wallace, I was blown away. His work is thoughtful, meaningful and shows a wonderful appreciation of the Rules and Principles of Art coupled with an incredible sense of Creativity. His use of color and form is exciting and refreshing. I would put his work next to any contemporary/abstract artist, living or dead. No, I am not a relative. I just appreciate creative quality art and that is what I see when I look at the work of Stuart Wallace.  If you are a collector, I would suggest that you follow this young man very closely.  Don Budy. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019


Back to Basildon today to meet up with Trustees of the Eastgate Art Gallery at  their new address in this popular shopping mall. I was lucky to find Irene Butcher and Christine Sugg on duty and enjoyed a trip around this newly updated gallery with so many more pieces of great art on view.
Christine Sugg Trustee
Irene Butcher Trustee
Both talented Trustees had artwork on display, and while there I couldn't take my eyes off this fabulous butterfly which is to be auctioned by Basildon Rotary Concord Club in the spring.  Fortunately, I managed to have a word with the creator of the metal 'Peacock butterfly' Andy Wootton, who explained a little about his work as a former sheet metal welder. Both Terry Cohen and Gillian Howe, talented artists, began painting the artwork which is absolutely amazing and I can't wait to learn more about its future resting place.
Created by Andy Wootton, Terry Cohen and Gillian Howe - Eastgate Art Gallery, Basildon