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Nick Garrett

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MadC rocks it in her latest show.

September 9, 2014

nickgarrett:

MadC epic new showing

Originally posted on Fine Art Painter Nicholas John Garrett:

SEP 2014

“REFLECTIONS” AT KOLLY GALLERY

Last Thursday, 4th of September, my solo show “Reflections” opened at Kolly Gallery in Zurich, Switzerland. It was a wonderful evening in a beautiful gallery. Thanks to the many people who showed up! If you are in the area – the show is on until 4th of October. There’s also a new silkscreen print out that is available on the gallery’s website since today. If you want to get one go to the shop page here. The exhibition catalogue is also available on the shop page.

Thanks a lot to Julien and his team, my family and friends and Marco Prosch – the best photographer there is – for helping me on the way to this beautiful exhibition. During this week I will upload a little film about the Kaleidoscope cans that are on display in the gallery. So stay tuned…

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Designing and painting Icons around London

September 7, 2014

nickgarrett:

massive badass signs London

Originally posted on Massive Media:

 

 

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BBQ Chicken billboard poster NGSNGS Mac Ad

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NEVER MIND THE POLLOCKS… WHERE’S THE REVIVAL OF SIGNWRITING?

August 16, 2014

nickgarrett:

Signwriting driven onto the buffers…

Originally posted on Nick Garrett Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding:

THE STATE OF PLOY – REVIVAL OF SIGNWRITING?
 
There’s plenty of work for everyone in London so they chide with not the slightest conviction – the difference though is new, fairly inexperienced writers namely (signwriting)Jack Hollands and Matt Odrobny are ripping down the value of signwriting and working for 30-40% below the skills range of wages senior signwriters like myself have worked hard to establish.
 
Therein lies a total ass biting lack of respect for the heritage of the craft.
 
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That de-values the art of the writer and the correct money established artists with families need to earn. In the medium term they will knock their nuts off for the wrong money look around and re-ramp their prices. They will want to expand and grow – they will need to cost these specialist works properly.
 
This shortsighted short term hit is the new virus…

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No 7 Temple

August 9, 2014

nickgarrett:

For great food and uber cool vibe…

Originally posted on Ladies Who Lunch in Surrey:

The newest addition to the Weybridge dining scene, No 7 Temple bills itself as ‘Indian Gastronomy.’ We decided to treat my father in law to his favourite cuisine for our last meal together.

No 7 Temple Weybridge exterior

Opened in late June, No 7 Temple has brought a new style of Indian to Weybridge – refined Indian food with contemporary surroundings.

No 7 Temple Weybridge interior

They’ve done a superb job with the interior. The tones are a very current grey. The furniture and accents are smart and elegant.

It’s a large space and there’s plenty of room between tables.

No 7 Temple Weybridge side interior

The evening was very busy as locals acquaint themselves with the new restaurant on the scene.

Our visit started alongside casual diners and families, by the time we left was mostly stylish couples and groups of friends.

No 7 Temple Weybridge back interior

The menu features interesting sounding dishes like railway lamb tava and gunpowder chicken curry, along with the regular favourites.

Pricing is simple. There…

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Watercolour and Painting Classes at The Lovely Gallery Sydenham London

August 8, 2014

nickgarrett:

Painting Classes London

Originally posted on Fine Art Painter Nicholas John Garrett:

>>> NEXT CLASS 09 August 2014 – Watercolour class TLG <<< 

>>> COMING UP 16 August PAINTING CLASS

In conversation with Anna Lovely – The love of painting

ANNA BY EASEL

I have just had the pleasure of making a workshop with Anna Lovely at her new gallery in Sydenham and have to say am really excited about her new watercolour classes about to start this month.

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Anne does a lot of her work in a sprawling studio space at her new gallery in Sydenham, and the whole place is full of visually stunning pieces of art work.
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But her watercolours for me tell a story in a fresh delicate way, an immediacy and vitality that often oils cannot capture.
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”I love watercolours… they are so lively” She starts.
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At a glance I can see she has 3 on the go, a couple of scintillating still lifes and a narrative piece.

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Vinyl lettering!? Are you serious?? Why vinyl is now so toxic and so last century.

August 5, 2014

nickgarrett:

Vinyl says it all about your company – better think again and say it properly with signwriting.

Originally posted on Nick Garrett Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding:

For one signwriting is art – even bad signwriting.  Vinyl is simply low cost rubbish so don’t do it save for opening times.

A peeling

Here is an email just in, asking me to sort this vinyl shit out.  It’s titled ”Peely Sign” 04 08 14

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Hi there
Can you give me a quote to paint the sign at the front of my house please? See attached photo. We have recently had the gates and sign painted but the decorator has not done a great job with the actual lettering and as you can see it is peeling off after a week…
Thank you
WendySent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: martin d
Date: 4 August 2014 13:29:18 BST
To: Wendy L
Subject:Peely sign
Looks a bit shit, eh?

A peeling 2

Thanks,Martin D

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Real signwriting is the real answer

Here’s the shortlist as to why…

  • Signwriting is art
  • Signwriting is…

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Vinyl lettering!? Are you serious?? Why vinyl is now so toxic and so last century.

August 4, 2014

Originally posted on Nick Garrett Traditional Signwriting & Glass Gilding:

For one signwriting is art – even bad signwriting.  Vinyl is simply low cost rubbish so don’t do it save for opening times.

A peeling

Here is an email just in, asking me to sort this vinyl shit out.  It’s titled ”Peely Sign” 04 08 14

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Hi there
Can you give me a quote to paint the sign at the front of my house please? See attached photo. We have recently had the gates and sign painted but the decorator has not done a great job with the actual lettering and as you can see it is peeling off after a week…
Thank you
WendySent from my iPad
Begin forwarded message:
From: martin d
Date: 4 August 2014 13:29:18 BST
To: Wendy L
Subject:Peely sign
Looks a bit shit, eh?

A peeling 2

Thanks,Martin D

…………………………………………………………

Real signwriting is the real answer

Here’s the shortlist as to why…

  • Signwriting is art
  • Signwriting is…

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