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  • Michael Olsen, The Butterfly Artist

    Michael Olsen is one Britians leading lepidopterogical artists. His hand painted butterflies on feathers stand out as truly unique and beautiful works of art.

    Inspired by the Butterfly Domes of the Victorian era Olsen has created pieces that embody that style, but with a contemporary twist. His butterflies are encased within a box of acrylic, giving the impression that they are floating in space. Olsen, in his work is able to bring the beauty and colour of nature into people's homes.

    Olsen has had a life-long fascination for nature and especially butterflies. He admits that he finds the moment when a butterfly stops to let an onlooker admire it's form utterly captivating. His work is an attempt to recreate this experience. Bring one fleeting moment of unity with a creature to life in ways that can't be imagined. His pieces are both large enough, and hold within them enough detail for them to be admired on a daily basis, but yet always find something new, to find within his work a new story. This, it can be said, is indicative of nature itself, where even if one looks into the same garden every day, there will always be something new to see if one takes the time to really observe.

    Olsen's previous work was in retail, but spent a great deal of his time creating things simply for his own pleasure, or for a practical purpose. He has now embraced his artistic impulses and has set out on a new venture, turning what once was a hobby into a new and exciting journey of artistic expression and discovery.

     

  • Ronnie Wood

    The Artist Behind the Guitar
    John, 2002
    John, 2002

    Ronnie Wood is a man of many talents, primarily known for being one quarter of The Rolling Stones the English musician and songwriter has enjoyed a life in the limelight. But it was from this very fame that Wood used painting to escape from. Using his talents he developed while receiving a formal art training at The Ealing School of Art he found a peaceful solace in his painting, a creative outlet away from the scrutiny of the press who often commented on his lifestyle.

  • Sebastian Krüger

    From Caricature to the new wave of Pop Realism
    Sebastian Krüger
    German artist Sebastian Krüger, after completing his university degree, worked as a commercial painter, whose talents were used to design and illustrate various LP covers in both his native Germany and abroad. However Krüger, who desired to work entirely as a free painter, used this exposure as a stepping stone in order to hone his own artistic abilities as well as make a name for himself as one of the top 'star caricaturist' artists.

     

  • Bob Dylan - Train Tracks

    Why Train Tracks is Bob Dylan’s most popular work
    Bob Dylan - Train Tracks

    Train Tracks was part of the original collection of paintings by Bob Dylan entitled Drawn Blank. The paintings derive from sketches he made whilst on tour in the 80s and 90s and were first exhibited in Germany in 2007. This exhibition marked the first time legendary musician Dylan had publicly shown a major body of artwork. 

     

  • Interview with Daniel Hooper

    From building site to building a masterpiece.

  • John Myatt, artist
    John Myatt, artist

    Canvas Gallery is proud to be hosting an exhibition of works from John Myatt, the artist famed for producing  remarkable 'genuine fakes' of world famous artists. In this exclusive interview, John explains more about his journey from prison to highly respected artist, and why the Mona Lisa - his latest project - is so legendary.

  • What’s it like to ‘own’ the Mona Lisa?

    It's the world's most famous painting, provoking endless debates and enthralling millions. Thanks to John Myatt, you can now own a 'genuine fake' Mona Lisa. What makes this painting endure and what would it be like to own your own version of this legendary work? 

  • A Spoonful of Sugar - JJ Adams
    A Spoonful of Sugar - JJ Adams

    Here are the five artists making waves today who are also likely to become highly collectable in the future. 

     

  • Dan Pearce - Marilyn Hot Lips
    Dan Pearce - Marilyn Hot Lips

    We’re proud to show the latest work from two of the country’s most exciting artists, Dan Pearce and Mark Grieves.

  • Bob Dylan art, portrait of Bob Dylan © John Shearer
    Bob Dylan art, portrait of Bob Dylan © John Shearer

    The music of Bob Dylan has been played countless times and the lyrics dissected by those looking to derive meaning. Now his fans are experiencing the essence of Dylan through an entirely new medium. 

  • Bob Dylan - The Painter

    Bob Dylan art, Drawn Blank and The Brazil Series
    Bob Dylan - Bragg Apartment
    Bob Dylan - Bragg Apartment

    At Canvas Gallery, we're privileged to sell works from some of the most exciting and highly regarded artists in the world. In this series of blogs, we introduce our artists, starting with  the legendary musician Bob Dylan.