In the summer I was fortunate enough to be able to put a collection of paintings into Holmleigh Manor. A boutique guesthouse in the heart of the Holme Valley.
Holmleigh Manor is nestled in the heart of the village of Netherthong, beautifully position with stunning views towards the Holmfirth district.
The manor was built in 1820, so typical for the Georgian era. It boasts an impressive exterior, grand entrance, and high ceilings. Steve and Andy have done an incredible job of refurbishing the property, sympathetic to the period features, but with a cutting edge design.
If I ever envisaged my art in their perfect environment it would be here. In 2019 I created two larger than life paintings, I wanted to evoke a colonial revival look with the use of the tropical imagery. The peacocks and tigers are native to India and the use of palms is synonymous with the era. These two paintings look stunning in the grand entrance hall and stairway which has been painted in an opulent navy, with a contrasting turquoise stair runner.
My ‘birds in a bell jar paintings’ looks right at home in the drawing-room. Coincidentally the guys had already adorned the tables with small bell jars. And had already bought a couple of quality taxidermy pieces in glass presentation boxes.
The parrot in a crown was painted knowing I had a very elaborate gilt frame, which had been used as a mirror, but I replaced it with picture glass to use. I had been inspired by the dip paintings of Oliver Jeffers, and wanted to do something a bit different with this. I wanted to create something that had the traditional feel but with a contemporary twist.
Sir Philip Montesque – the Plucky Pheasant, looks right at some in the Manor too.
The Koi Carp take pride of place on the chimney breast in the Chinoiserie Room, there is a definite head nod to the Georgians’ love of the orient. Of course, we know the Koi is native to East Asia, and look right at home.
A number of these paintings are available to purchase;
BIRDS IN A BELLJAR – £250
CAT IN THE DIAMOND NECKLACE – £200
PHILIP MONTESQUE THE PHEASANT – £220
KOI CARP – £600
Limited edition prints are also available to purchase online.
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