Nadia Waterfield Fine Art is opening its doors to its most exciting, eclectic art show yet – The Spring Hampshire Art Fair 2022 from 23rd April to 14th May at the Old Grain Barn, Goodworth Clatford, near Stockbridge. With over 200 contemporary paintings, sculptures and ceramics from artists new to the gallery,alongside more established exhibitors, there’s something for all tastes and pockets. With so much original art for sale, it is hard not to discover something spell-binding, unusual or heart-warming, something to fall in love with which is hard to leave behind!
This stunning, light-filled gallery – the largest in Hampshire – has the advantage of acres of space so that not only can a broad cross-section of artwork, across an extensive variety of subjects, genres and media be exhibited, larger pieces to fill bigger walls can be hung too. We even have striking garden sculptures on display outside too. Nadia is passionate about keeping her shows fresh and vibrant, always incorporating new and exciting treasures which would otherwise be hard to come across. With so much unique art to buy from over 60 artists carefully selected from the UK and abroad, all exhibiting under the same roof, this is a haven for art enthusiasts, art collectors, first-time art buyers and art dealers alike.
Comfortably furnished, with a stylish smattering of rugs, lamps, tables and chairs, the gallery is a magical venue in which to enjoy some truly memorable art in a relaxed yet professional environment. There is always coffee on offer and friendly advice on all the art for sale – Nadia’s exhibitions aim to be a soothing yet inspiring experience to be enjoyed at leisure! The gallery is a hidden gem in the Hampshire countryside too, with plenty of parking and wonderful walks nearby.
‘A haven for art enthusiasts, art collectors, first-time art buyers and art dealers alike.’
Affordable art, accessible to all will be featured at The Spring Hampshire Fair
Nadia – an artist herself – is mindful of making the Hampshire Art Fair as accessible as possible to as many different budgets as possible and exhibits range from £200-£7,000.
At the lower end of the price scale are two up-and-coming artists new to the gallery – Julie Lawrence and Holly Brown. Julie’s pastel and oil works are inspired by her encounters on her walks on the Wirral Peninsula, reflecting the shifting levels of light which influence perception and mood, featuring ambiguous shadowy figures. Julie is an award-winning artist who previously won regional prize for the North of England Artist of the Year. She is an exciting new addition to the gallery’s already impressive stable of artists which includes new comers and renowned artists who are household names in the art dealer world.
Holly, a local artist and book illustrator from Frome, paints from her garden studio using oils and natural pigments, focusing her artwork on still life. The joyous colours and compositions shout the essence of spring through oil. Nadia represents a number of book illustrators (or textiles artists) who are turning their hands to the joys of painting, including Belynda Sharples and Bess Harding.
Supporting young, up-and-coming fine artists
Julie Lawrence and Holly Brown are two of many new artists who will be represented by Nadia at The Spring Hampshire Art Fair. Nadia has an exceptional talent for discovering up-and-coming artists both in the local area and further afield. Her current exhibition features Helen McCusker, a semi-retired model who is pursuing her dream as a painter. Nadia spotted this young artist’s talent and invited her to exhibit her artwork at the spring show after Helen announced her first solo exhibition. It is this thrill of discovery which Nadia finds so stimulating and rewarding.
‘One of the greatest joys of my day-to-day working life is the diversity it affords me. I spend a lot of time travelling to see artists at work and I feel so privileged to be able to build relationships with such interesting and talented people. I see them at work in their own studios and immerse myself in how they paint, the paints they use, their background and their mutual love of painting.’
Read more about Nadia and her experience of over 15 years in the Art Industry here.
The Hampshire Art Fair will feature many of our favourite artists regularly showcased
At the higher end of the price range are the wonderfully rich and vibrant paintings of well-known artist Patrick Gibbs who has been represented by the gallery since 2020. Patrick manages to capture the magic and exoticism of his travels to far-flung places through his work, brilliantly depicting the everyday life of the people living there. Patrick’s paintings transport the viewer into the heat, sun and timeless atmosphere of a world away. The incredible accuracy within his artwork ensures that no feeling or memory is tampered with.
In a similar bracket is another highly regarded artist, Paul Wadsworth whose work is imbued with the vivid colours and stories of his travels in the Middle East and latterly India. Paul produces some of the larger and most vibrant artworks represented at the gallery. His abstract paintings capture your eye as you unravel the story and figures within each artwork. Observational drawings sketched on his travels help jog his memory when he is working in his studio in Cornwall and the colour and memories come flooding back and are poured into these bold and striking pieces.
There are many, many more paintings, sculptures and ceramics across all price points to choose from. Please head over to our exhibition page to see a full list of all of the available artworks at the show. A curated selection of artworks which are being exhibited can also be
seen in our brochure. Shortly after the show remaining artworks will be on display at our Bruton Gallery to be enjoyed for a longer period of time.
What else can you enjoy near to The Nadia Waterfield Fine Art Gallery,
If you live further afield and want to make a day of it then nearby Stockbridge with its delightful high street has a fantastic array of restaurants, coffee shops and boutique shops,with the picturesque River Test meandering past. Check out the recently refurbished Grosvenor Hotel with its pretty garden which is just perfect for al fresco dining. Or venture just outside Stockbridge to the Longstock Farm Shop and Café at the wonderful Longstock Nursery on the Leckford Estate. Also the cathedral city of Winchester
is only a short drive which has plenty of interest to do and see.
Not too sure what artwork you’re looking for? Nadia Waterfield Fine Art specialises in sourcing paintings and sculptures for interiors and gardens for private and corporate spaces.
One of Nadia’s greatest pleasures is finding that ‘dream piece’ for a client, whether at one of her exhibitions or by private viewing at the gallery; she will also bring a well-chosen
selection from her extensive portfolio to a client’s house or office having discussed their brief in advance. She has a great ‘eye’ for what works perfectly in a space and will advise on what might suit their tastes and spaces best. If a client is unsure about a painting or sculpture, Nadia is happy to leave art on loan to be ‘lived with’ to see if a piece works well in the space while the client makes a decision.
Through Nadia’s art consultancy, we will work closely with you to ensure that we fully understand your preferences and the opportunities within your interior space. We are also happy to connect with and work alongside interior designers to bring in that extra expertise to transform your home. We will create a bespoke collection specifically built around your personal taste, whether it is a private home or commercial building.
We are looking forward to welcoming you
The Spring Hampshire Art Fair will be open every day from 11am-5pm until 14th May (closed on Mondays). For those who want to do some research on the treats in store, all
artwork is available on the online art gallery. If you want to see yet more eclectic and original art from Nadia Waterfield Fine Art and are in the area, pop in to our Bruton gallery. In order to allow for some flexibility too we take interest free payments over 10 months, please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to arrange this.
Over the course of the Spring Hampshire Art Fair we will be regularly updating our social media, as well as announcing future contemporary artists we will be representing and new artworks available to buy online.
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