'Tulips' by Bryn Gerard

‘Tulips’ by Liverpool artist Bryn Gerard. Bryn specialises in digital photography. Visit his Art& Poetry Website

Bryn Gerard

Nick Jones is a Liverpool based artist. These images are of his current exhibition in the wonderful surroundings of the Victoria Gallery & Museum here in Liverpool

Nick’s work expresses dark satire. It is a style all his own

For better quality images of Nick Jones’ excellent pictures and more of his unique work, visit his website to view more of this artist. All Nick’s work is for sale…


I have decided to go into dispute with the Victoria Gallery & Museum in Liverpool. After visiting Liverpool artist, Nick Jones’ exhibition, Bryn Gerard and myself were still hungry for more.  We intended to see the rest of this establishment’s ‘board of fayre’ to satiate our artistic desires. Imagine our surprise when we were told the above portrait of Harry Diamond, by Lucien Freud, has been withdrawn from display permanently due to ‘overexposure!’ Balderdash, I say! I was speechless with rage! If you agree with Bryn and myself, please register your complaint via the link. Both Bryn and I think that the V&G is a wonderful building and enjoyed our visit. However, the Turner was in Hamburg, the Watercolours had evaporated and we had our expectations dashed over the Freud. It was also a shame the permanent collection gallery is still closed despite the works to the floor having been finished some time ago. Must do better V&G!

Victoria Gallery & Museum

This is my favourite painting. I can’t fault it. The more I study it, the more I appreciate Velazquez’ genius. I just stayed and stared at this piece when visited the ‘Prado’. I have posted it because of Tate Liverpool showing a major Picasso exhibition just now. Picasso seems to have shared my enthusiasm because he made 44 ‘studies’ based on this one achievement by Velazquez. The Picasso exhibition is superb!
This is my favourite study by Picasso on the above Velazquez masterpiece. Sadly this is not on show at Tate Liverpool. Nonetheless here are some images from the visit paid by Bryn Gerard and Michael Pace-Sigge to the Spanish genius’ showing. A worthwhile three and a Half hours.

Las Menines

Lunch on the grass

The Manet studies in green were amongst my favourite works at the exhibition. I will certainly be going back to the Tate to see this again. I’ve been twice so far

The Charnel House

There are also two wonderful Picasso paintings in the permanent exhibition at Tate Liverpool
The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference

Robert Frost [1874-1963]

Michael Thomas Leonce Pace-Sigge is a Liverpool based Artist, specialising in photography. His images are to seen all over the City and his postcards are for sale in establishments such as ‘Gostins Gallery’ on Hanover Street. Here is a link to Michael’s temporary website. Someone has ‘hijacked’ his usual gallery

Michael Thomas Leonce Pace-Sigge Gallery

An excellent resource for what is going on in the Liverpool Art Scene: Exhibitions, galleries, museums, artists, art links, reviews, previews, pictures, art jobs, calls for entry, art workshops, art courses and talks.

Art In Liverpool

For more Events, Concerts, Gigs and Exhibitions ‘about’ Liverpool City Centre check out the one and only Chumki Banerjee’s guide to what’s exciting in everything cultural
The Black-E Theatre is one of the more versatile spaces in the City Centre. This Chamber Theatre comprises a Gallery, a Museum, Conference Centre, Community Hall, Contemporary Arts and Performance Space

The Black-E Theatre

Headspace@ Eggpace
Headspace is a collective of Liverpool based Artists who have been exhibiting and curating both their own work and that of other Artists at ‘The Egg’ cafe on Newington, Liverpool 1. Their current Exhibition is showing until July 18th and features work by the following Artists


ursula curwen

mike ettrick

bryn gerard

sophie green


emma stewart

rebecca watson

Shops Upfront
A fabulous opportunity has arisen for Liverpool based Artists. Liverpool Council has decided to allow Artists to apply for empty shop frontage to display their work. There is no rent and funding is available. The Organisation overseeing the exhibition Spaces, on behalf of the Council is ‘Shops Upfront’. You can find out about all the criteria from the following two links
For More info on Brendan’s Gallery and information on Brendan’s ‘Take’ on The Arts in Liverpool in general this page is linked to Brendan’s Blog

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