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The exhibition of paintings by Andrew Marr in the gallery runs from Thursday 15 June to Friday 21 July 2017. 
(The gallery is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1pm - 5pm and by appointment.)
All work in the exhibition is for sale and can viewed at the gallery or online in the exhibition catalogue which is updated as sales occur.

CURRENT SALES TODATE: 48
We are delighted that buyers from Switzerland, France, the Scottish Isles, London, Devon, Birmingham, Liverpool, Brighton, Cambridge, Northumberland and North Wales are just some of the places where Andrew's paintings have found a new home. 

Andrew Marr pictured in his studio in London


Andrew Marr is best known as a television presenter and as a writer; but his greatest passion is for painting. This is his first public show, and comprises scores of pictures completed over the last two to three years following a major stroke in 2013. They are “pictures about being alive – about the brevity and the beauty of it”. All Andrew’s profits from the show will go to the ARNI Institute Charity for stroke survivors and families which provides specialist rehabilitation and exercise support after hospital and community physiotherapy finishes.

The works are in oil on canvas and board and are largely non-representational, influenced by the mainstream Scottish and English “abstract” tradition of the past few decades. Before his stroke, Andrew was a regular “Sunday painter”, making oil landscape sketches but his disability has made this irksome and almost impossible – dealing with an easel, oils and paints, and the British weather is difficult enough with two arms and two strong legs. Luckily, thanks to the kindness of a local friend, he was able to open a studio and start again in a new way. 

Why Liverpool? The origin of the exhibition, Strokes of Colour, was a chance meeting in an aircraft in Italy between Andrew and the Corke Gallery owner Nic Corke. Andrew was keen to have his first show well away from the London hothouse, but in a city with a strong tradition of serious painting; and Liverpool fits the bill perfectly. 

Paintings in the Strokes of Colour exhibition are featured and discussed in Andrew’s new book A Short Book About Painting, due for publication in November 2017 (Quadrille). This follows up on Andrew’s 2013 publication A Short Book About Drawing.  The new book uses historical examples as well as his own works of art to assert his points. 

Andrew’s provocative, political and instructive book is not just an essential resource for all amateur painters, it is a must read for anyone fascinated by the creative process and the limits of human artistic achievement.

There are over 100 original oil paintings in the exhibition priced from £375 - with artists profits being donated to The ARNI Institute for stroke survivors and families which provides specialist rehabilitation and exercise support after hospital and community physiotherapy finishes

 If you would like to see the paintings in the exhibition please download the pdf file of the exhibition catalogue from the following link:


(Please note paintings on the pdf with red dots have been sold - if you have previously downloaded this pdf please 'Refresh' your page to ensure you are viewing the latest version of the catalogue).

We held two successful Private Views at the start of the exhibition which Andrew attended much to the delight of those who attended and he spent both evenings talking at length with guests and fellow artists about the ideas behind the various paintings and the painting techniques he has used and developed as part of his practice.  Your Move Magazine have a double page feature in the forthcoming edition and pictures from the private view can be viewed by selecting this link to their website (to view the series of pictures click on the picture which first comes up on your screen). 

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Clement McAleer RUA

Clement McAleer is a Member of the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. His principal source of inspiration is the compelling nature of the changing landscape around him.  His paintings form part of collections in the Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool, Birmingham City Gallery,  The Arts Council (England), The Irish Museum of Modern Art (Dublin) , Ulster Museum Belfast,  The Arts Council of Northern Ireland as well as numerous private collections in USA, France, Germany , Holland & Switzerland.   Read more .....




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