Technically Brilliant Art
Small not for profit nomadic gallery exhibiting original contemporary art direct from artists.
Having a great time screen printing at Hot Bed with Mandy Tolley giving instruction
Don't just take our word for it. There's loads of Colin's paintings covering his travels all over the world including notable sights from Lymm Dam, London, Chicago and Beijing to name a few. Janet's intriguing textiles inspired by a visit to Malta and the architecture there. And Peter's thoughtful scenes and skies in and over Nottingham.
Together they make the Grimes Scene Exhibition at Technically Brilliant on until 28/10/23
If you, or someone you know is studying art then there are some enviable sketchbooks that you could learn from. We are open 10.30 - 4.30 Tuesdays to Saturdays. Thursdays 10.30 - 6pm and Sundays 11 - 4.30pm
Colin is in and painting Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. As ex art teachers he and Janet have loads of enthusiasm for the creative amongst you, please do come and see them.
Over the next few weekends Colin Grimes will be working on this fantastic new painting. Call in at the Technically Brilliant Gallery and see how he does it. There's loads of his completed paintings to see at The Grimes Scene exhibition.
There's also loads if advice on textiles and some gorgeous photography to see. If you're considering or do study art come and see how your sketchbooks should look ;)
Saturday is the last day of this exhibition!
Jo Bramham-Smith Warrington Celebrates prints £45 each
Some of her other painting reduced in store. Don't miss out as we will be gone for a while as we've a little travelling to do :)
It’s our last full weekend of Technically Brilliant Gallery in Golden Square, before we relocate and explore our next adventures exhibiting.
The gallery is full of lots of our own paintings alongside other artists, some of which are reduced. So if there’s something you’ve had your eye on , come and see us before it’s gone!
Come in and say hello or goodbye , is continuing just in a more exciting way :). We will fill you in as to where to see us next on here.
There will be a new exhibition by the Grimes family through October in the gallery, a trio of artists , a painter, a textile artists and a photographer. Please come and see this new exhibition.
Opens Sunday 1st October, preview Saturday 30th September.
Closing down sale ! We are relocating and the current exhibition will close in two weeks. Lots of original art mostly by our resident artists. Some reduced prices before we close our golden Square Gallery, so pop in and find a piece of original art by a local artist before we close. #originalart #localart #abstractart
We have decided to make some changes and the current exhibition finishes on Saturday 23rd Sept, so if there’s anything that you’ve been tempted by, come and get it before its too late.
There will be one final exhibition, by a trio of artists in October, who will take over the whole space, so none of the usual Tech Brill items will be available. The gallery in Golden Square will then close.
Classes will also be finishing w/e 23rd Sept.
We will let everyone know our exciting next steps soon and wish to thank the clients and artists who have supported us in Golden Square. Plus a super big thankyou to the Tech Brill team of volunteers and supporters.
Artist in residence showing us how to make a proper sketch with charcoal. Excellent job while answering questions from the public.
Judith Booth is in doing a charcoal portrait today. Come and ask her how she began her creative career and see if you can get some tips on how to approach it all :)
Sinon Hardcastle is working as an artist in residence in the gallery today.
He is creating a large glass sculpture from many smaller pieces.
Come along to the gallery to see him working.
There’s a change round in there gallery with a bit of a retrospective.
Featuring the work of our three resident artists, Jo Bramham-Smith, Matt George and Judith Booth.
There are some pieces that are reduced also.
Pop in to see.
The Gallery is closed this weekend as we have all gone to the beach !!
We are open as usual on Tuesday 15th August at 9.30pm.
Happy weekend to you all!
On Weds 9th August , Technically brilliant will have second artist in residence, Jackie Warburton.
Jackie recently created part of the Pride window display and will be demonstrating her crocheting.
She has used this skill to create some fantastic items for herself friends and family.
Pop into the gallery to see Jackie at work, she will also be there on weds 16th August also.
Change found in the gallery this morning.
Some new art and a revisit of some favourites, by popular demand .
After a very busy day and lots of sale the gallery is looking fresh and exciting.
Art by :
Artist in Residence:
Jo Bramham-Smith will be painting in the gallery on Thursday 3rd, Saturday 5th, this week. Tuesday 8th and Thursday 10th August.
Come and see one of our artists painting and see the process.
Jo paints large colourful abstract landscapes, many of which are exhibited in the gallery.
Kicking off our Artist in Residence series through August is Simon Hardcastle.
Simon will be in the gallery today to demonstrate how he creates his beautiful stained glass pieces of art.
Watch an artist work and see the process.
Angela Slack is one of the ‘Spotlight Three” artists.
She has created a luscious, gorgeous collection of abstract paintings for this exhibition.
This is her Bio :
Angela Slack works from her home studio in Shropshire. After studying BA(Hons) Fine Art at Exeter College of Art and Design, a post-graduate diploma in stained glass at Central St. Martin’s, Angela went on to gain a Master’s Degree in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art, London.
For Angela each painting is an investigation where drawings, colour studies, mono prints and collage combine together glimpses of memories, experiences of place or everyday objects. Hand drawn marks combine with colour elements where the surface variations of collage papers, direct paint application and glazed layers, bring richness and depth to the surface. These abstracted images free the viewer from visual assumptions, enabling an awareness of the paint, not to represent, but as a process of making.
Angela had success in all areas of her practice before taking a pause to raise her 5 children.
Angela returned to painting with renewed commitment two years ago exhibiting across the Midlands and the North West. Angela shares her process on Instagram .
Anne Knight is one of our Spotlight Three artists.
She is exhibiting a wonderful colourful collection in several styles and themes.
Her work involves paintings, ceramics, collage and even lampshades!
Anne’s artists bio:
I am a Liverpool based artist having studied BA Design, with a love of colour, shape, form and mark making. I’m inspired by architecture, mid-century textile design, coastal landscapes and our very own Liverpool waterfront with its historic working docks.
I work in a variety of mediums such as clay, paint, collage and digital design, constantly moving between the different materials, transferring design ideas from one medium to another. This helps me to remain inquisitive and creative in my practice as each material has a unique way of responding to my intuitive style of working.
I design digitally printed fabric which I use to make my handmade lampshades. I enjoy the variety of visual effects that can be achieved using technology, which can sometimes influence my painting style and spark off new ideas. My current paintings try to capture a vision of the Liverpool docks, expressing a personal and sentimental feeling of nostalgia for their historic past and present.
The colours and designs I use in my work give me a sense of wellbeing as I try to capture the world around me using a bright, energetic palette, enjoying seeing architectural, coastal and landscape features appearing as my work progresses.
One of the Spotlight Three artists.
He has nine paintings all created recently as a new series style.
Prices from £250
This is his artists statement:
“At Christmas time I have a tradition of attempting fun abstracts, acrylic pours, collage and the like. This year after absentmindedly doodling on a half-finished painting with multicoloured tik-taks representing a jumble of thoughts, i began doing whole canvases of coloured lines. I liked the textural aspect and it also felt like an exercise in removing the proscribed thought process that I thought I’d started being boxed in by – the painting process became much more free – colours mixed on the canvas, no clear vision beyond the act of painting itself (an homage, perhaps, to the original surrealists). On New year’s eve, after several days painting multiple abstracts in various forms, as fireworks erupted at midnight and I stood brush in hand overtaken by the mania of it all, I thought - I wonder if I could apply this to less abstract compositions? what if I added back in I little conscious to the mix? The next morning armed with some purpose I began painting portraits using this loosey goosey style. This bunch of paintings is the result of that waking fever dream and those long hours where I really should’ve gotten out more.”
Tour of the new exhibition “Spotlight Three” .
Open Tuesday -Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm
Original art by nine invited artists .
Tour of the new exhibition “Spotlight Three” @technicallybrilliant . Open Tuesday -Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm Sunday 11am-3pm Original art by nine invited artists . #originalart #localartist #artgallery #cheshireart #artist #abstractart #artforsale #artforsalebyartist #artforyourhome @goldensquareuk @wearewarrington
Simon Hardcastle is one of our favourite artists here at the gallery. Simon has taken inspiration from our Pride celebrations and created these stunning glass pieces inspired by the Queens Window at Westminster Abbey by David Hockney. They are the centrepiece in our window display and were created specially for us and Pride month. Simon has also created a bespoke Pride glass piece using the colours of the Progress Pride flag but with a nod to the gallery using one of our paintbrushes ! All these works - and more by Simon - are available to buy at the gallery as part of our Spotlight show from Saturday 10th June
This is his artist’s statement:
Still in the early stages of development as an artist, my first few years have been about exploring the medium of stained glass, what can and cannot be done within the limitations of the material and the restrictions of the traditional techniques I use.
The impact of stained glass windows in our magnificent cathedrals and well-to-do houses certainly add to our experiences and emotions within these buildings. To make a full leaded window panel is a lengthy, expensive process. I want to affordably bring the emotion inspiring beauty of these ever-changing pictures of light into our double-glazed homes.
An artist’s sketch is a way of exploring how an idea, pose, composition, etc. may work before committing it to canvas, clay or stone. My sketches on paper are ideas and thoughts of how they could be constructed in glass.
Spotlight 3 has offered me an opportunity to re-visit some past sketches and make small “test panels” which explore available glass colours and textures as well as different artistic styles and influences.
I hope my pieces show you the impact and versatility that stained glass can have on a small scale and in a modern setting.
Matt modelling the fabulous jacket upcycled by Joolz for our Pride window at the gallery
Here it is - our window display for Pride 2023 !
Curated specially for our Pride celebrations we took inspiration from our wonderful volunteer Jackie, who created our fabulous crochet flower garland using the pride progress colours.
Also on display are stunning glass pieces created by Simon Hardcastle who was inspired by David Hockneys stained glass at Westminster Abbey.
Fabulous pride denim jacket upcycled by joolzery
Art created at our LGBTQ+ art exploration workshops are also on display
Our gallery is a safe and inclusive space for all our visitors. We have loved having the opportunity to celebrate the contribution to the art world by artists from the LGBTQ+ community.
Pop by and see our window and join the Pride celebrations !
Here are the nine “Spotlight Three” artists.
They have each created a collection of their art for this exhibition.
On display in gallery now.
If you've been looking for somewhere to feast your eyes on impressive artwork, you need to check out Technically Brilliant Art in Golden Square 🎨
This gallery serves up an array of gorgeous pieces that speak louder than words - perfect for those creative cravings. Whether you're a fan of abstract expressionism or anything else in between, this place will surely catch your eye. Plus, visits are always sure to bring a smile to your face!
Make sure you drop into Technically Brilliant soon and get ready to be inspired by the beautiful works they have on display.
One of the best things about opening a new exhibition is getting to meet and chat with the artists, many new to the gallery.
It’s such an exciting thing as an artist to see your own work on a gallery wall, no matter how many exhibitions you’ve been in.
Here are a few of the artists I managed to snap a photo of.
We selected the art of 48 artists from a very big open call submission.
Many new artists to the gallery and many who have regularly exhibited with us.
We had a great time curating this exhibition with some really wonderful original art.
We had a superb preview last night to “Round-a-Bout” exhibition.
It was just fantastic to see so many artists, friends, supporters and clients at the preview.
Lots of sales too! So really great for the artists.
Thank you to everyone who came to support the gallery.
An especially big thank you to Judith, Jackie, Clare and Sue who helped us set up the exhibition and give out the many many drinks at the preview(much Prosecco was consumed !
We have such a wonderful, supportive team of volunteers helping us run Technically Brilliant gallery, thank you them all.
We are open every day except Mondays.
The “Round-A-Bout” exhibition opens with a preview on Saturday 11th March 7pm-9pm and to the public on Sunday 12th March.
We have selected 48 artists from a really impressive number of entries to our open call.
We are very excited to be hanging and creating this exhibition this week.
We were very privileged to be invited to the exclusive preview of the Collect Open at Somerset House, to support one of our regular artists, Greg Kent.
Greg was one of 15 artists selected non the Collect Open . His new body of work, the mad hatters tea set looked fantastic and he was inundated with people looking at his work.
He has a fairly exclusive technique of wood turning to 2mm thick and then sandblasting the wood.
Greg is exhibiting in the Collect Fair until this weekend, so if you’re in London go and see him.
For those nearer to home , we have some of his pieces currently on display in
Last week of the “Twenty Three “ exhibition.
It’s been an excellent exhibition and artists have sold well.
If there’s a painting you’ve fallen for , don’t delay as it’s all change after this Saturday ( 4th March). We will be closed until the preview of the next exhibition on Saturday 11th March.
We are open every day till then 9.30am-5.30pm.
This series of abstract landscape paintings is by Jo Bramham-Smith, one of the curators and resident artists at Technically Brilliant.
Four of her paintings in this exhibition have already sold.
The exhibition “Twenty Three”, closes on Saturday 4th March, so pop in to the gallery to see them and the art of the other eight artists in the exhibition.
We have been rearranging all the tables and plinth displays of all the ceramics, glass and crafts.
We have been able to purchase some gallery furniture to enhance the gallery, so the lovely art and crafts is displayed as well it can be.
Needless to say we are now shattered !!! The stairs downstairs are the longest ….!
The current exhibition “Twenty Three “ closes on Saturday 4th March and the artwork will go back to the artists , so pop in and see it, maybe purchase the piece you crave, before it’s gone .
The next exhibition, “Round-a-bout”, will open on Saturday 11th March with the preview.
Matt George is one of our resident artists.
He has a collection of paintings in acrylic and charcoal in the “Twenty Three” exhibition.
He has already sold several of the paintings in the exhibition.
His expressive, abstract landscapes mean something different to whoever views them, which was Matt’s intention.
Abstract Charcoal Workshop by Matt George.
Sunday 12th March
£40 including all materials.
Learn new techniques and ways to use charcoal to create abstract work, in a workshop led by Matt, whose charcoal work was shortlisted by the Royal Academy.
A relaxed, fun workshop. Wear old clothes as it always gets a little messy.
To book Dm or email [email protected]
The Technically Brilliant Team night out.
We now have a great team of curators and gallery volunteers, who are helping us with all aspects of managing and taking the gallery forwards.
In the “Twenty Three “ exhibition, we have a collection of work by Stephen Stott.
We invited Stephen to exhibit with us again in this exhibition, as all the curators are really keen on his work.
The luscious colours and beautiful blending in these abstract landscapes is very special.
Stephen is from Teeside and it’s always a pleasure to see him and chat about art when he delivers his painting.
This exhibiton will be om until the beginning of March, so come and pay us a visit to see Stephen’s and other artists work.
We are open 9.30am-5.30pm Tuesday -Sat, 11am-4pm Sundays.
All artists who entered the open call have been emailed with selection results .
So if you haven’t received yours , check your junk box and if nothing there please email [email protected]
We were overwhelmed with the quality and number of submissions this time.
The curators had a huge task to select the artwork for the next exhibition from them.
Many thanks to everyone who entered, congratulations to those artists who have received an acceptance as it was really tough this time .
The Technically Brilliant team will be working hard to curate and organise the “Rpund-A-Bout “ exhibition, which opens with a preview on Saturday 11th March 2023.
Abstract Landscape Workshop
Sunday 26th March
£50 including all materials .
Following on from the first series of abstract landscape workshops, we are following on with another abstract landscape workshop, focusing on using a palette knife techniques to create a landscape.
You will learn new methods and techniques to create a landscape.
The workshop is run by Jo Bramham, one of our resident artists .
Held in the accessible classroom of our gallery, the session is relaxed and fun and suitable for both experienced artists and absolute beginners .
As the last workshop sold out very quickly , to book a place Dm or email [email protected]
Four atmospheric paintings by Jacqui Bassett.
Oil and cold wax
Jacqui’s statement :
I am an oil and cold wax painter based in the English Lake District. Inspired by this beautiful and diverse environment, my work at its core explores the emotionality of the land, seas and skies of our British Isles.
I paint intuitively, guided far more by how a landscape is experienced, an atmosphere felt, than by what I physically see before me. Back in my studio I will allow the painting to find its own way out, working with it to search out the opportunities it gives whilst breathing back into it the experience of being out in the landscape.
There is something intriguing about the contrast of certainty in its geological formations and the ethereal quality of light brought on by the ever-changing weather here that can so quickly and effortlessly engulf you.
For me, to paint is to attempt to illustrate the powerful and complex relationship we have to our wilds and to convey that sense to the viewe
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