Art Sale November and December 2014 / Bath Christmas Market
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Emma Rose Art Works


Christmas Art Sale  
November & December 2014

Combine with a visit to the Bath Christmas Market which is 2 minutes from the gallery
27th Nov - 14th Dec 2014

Upstairs at 78 Walcot Street . Bath BA1 5BD . Mon-Sat . 10am-5pm

Rose Dawn And The Camel Train . 50x100cm . £850
Quiet Purple . 50x100cm . £850
Tree of Life . 30x60cm . £530

The concept of a tree of life has been used in philosophy, religion, biology and mythology.  It is a motif common all over the world. It alludes to the interconnection of all life on our planet and serves as a metaphor  for common descent in the evolutionary sense.  

Skyline . 20x50cm . £280
The Golden Bough . 50x20cm . £350


...”but radiant with unearthly splendour, bathed in the light of dreams” 

James George Frazer . 1890

Amber City Light . 17x24cm . £220

Autumn light in the city is seductive with its amber glow and bruised mauve shadows I think.

Forest Glimpse . 43x58cm . £550

"Make me thy lyre, even as the forest is:  What if my leaves are falling like its own!   The tumult of thy mighty harmonies will take from both a deep, autumnal tone, sweet though in sadness".

Ode to the West Wind .
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1819

Orchard Meadow . 25x35cm . £330

During this Indian summer there is a wonderful view near my studio of a waning orchard surrounded with tall dry grasses, 

just after the sun goes down it all glows.  


As I was listening to Far From the Madding Crowd when painting - Orchard Meadow is infused with the spirit of Bathsheba and Gabriel.

A River Runs Through It . 43x58cm . £550

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time.  Under the rocks are the words.” 


Norman Maclean (1902-1990)

Nature's Winter . 25x35cm . £270

Winter hills of white with silverish gleam, 

Of winter season and colors that reflect, 

The shades of blues and purples, 

From the suns reflection on natures winter, 

Bleak and empty yet in a solitude way, 

Resting or sleeping, 

Hibernating and regenerated, 

Till spring arrives, 

Bringing back its flourishing blooms


E N Bheachain

Forgotten City . 45x60cm . £575

“Immediately when you arrive in Sahara, for the first or the tenth time, you notice the stillness. An incredible, absolute silence prevails outside the towns; and within, even in busy places like the markets, there is a hushed quality in the air, as if the quiet were a conscious force which, resenting the intrusion of sound, minimises and disperses sound straightway. You leave the gate of the fort or town behind, pass the camels lying outside, go up into the dunes, or out onto the hard, stony plain and stand awhile alone. Presently, you will either shiver and hurry back inside the walls, or you will go on standing there and let something very peculiar happen to you, something that everyone who lives there has undergone and which the French call 'Le bapteme de solitude'".

Paul Bowles (1949)

Medierranean Bay . 24x30cm . £270


“Where we went in the boat was a long bay

a slingshot wide, walled in by towering stone. Peaked margin of antiquity's delay,

And we went there out of time's monotone...”

The Mediterranean by Allen Tate (1936)

La Mer . 33x43cm . £350

Translated of the 'chanson classic'

La Mer by Charles Trenet 1946


The sea, that we glimpse dancing along the bright bays. shimmers silver, The sea, shimmers changing, in the rain


The sea. In the summer sky mistake the white sheep clouds for angels so pure. The sea, shepherdess of the blue infinity.


Look! By pools those tall moist reeds

Look! Those white birds

And those rust-red houses


The sea, has cradled them, along the bright bays and like a love song, the sea has cradled my heart my whole life long


Emma Rose . 2014
07885 235 915

Murmuration . 30x80cm . £600

"And, in the isolation of the sky, at evening casual flocks make ambiguous undulations as they sink, downward to darkness, 

on extended wings".
Wallace Stevens .  Sunday Morning

Light On The Horizon . 20x50cm . £280
Palme D'Or . 50x20cm . £350


The palms on the Boulevard de La Croisette in Cannes play host to  La Palme D’Or (The Golden Palm) - is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival  and is presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition (I remember the nodding palms from my film days).

On The Road . 30x60cm . £420

“Soon it got dusk, a grapey dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the colour of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the colour of love and Spanish mysteries.” 


Jack Kerouac . On the Road

Country To City . 34x44cm . £350

“Divine nature gave the fields, human art built the cities”

Marcus Terentius Varro 116BC-27BC

Voluptuousness . 30x40cm . £350


“The amiable is the voluptuous in expression or manner.  The sense of pleasure in ourselves is that which excites it in others; or, the art of pleasing is to seem pleased”.


William Hazlitt - English writer, drama critic, philosopher and artist . 1778-1830

Autumn Ripe . 25x35cm . £270

“At no other time than autumn does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” 


Rainer Rilke  . Letters on Cezanne

Barleycorn . 30x40cm . £360

“As I was ploughing in my field

The hungriest furrow ever torn

Followed my plough and she did cry

‘Have you seen my mate John Barleycorn?’

Says I, ‘Has he got a yellow beard

Is he always whispering night and morn?

Does he up and dance when the wind is hight?’

Says she, ‘That’s my John Barleycorn……’"


George Mackay Brown (1921-96)


An English folk song reworked from an old folk tale of the sixteenth century.

The Falls . 15x30cm . £270


I’ve been lucky enough to spend time at Niagra Falls in Canada where some of my family live and at Victoria Falls before white water rafting down the Zambezi River.  My abiding memory of both are not only the overwhelming volume of water but also the extraordinarily enhanced and intensified tone, colour and emotion.

Heather Moorland . 24x30cm . £270

The development of a sensitivity to nature and one's physical surroundings grew with the rise of interest in landscape painting, and particularly the works of artists that favoured wide and deep prospects, and rugged scenery.  To the English Romantic imagination, moorlands fitted this image perfectly, enhancing the emotional impact of the story by placing it within a heightened and evocative landscape. Moorland forms the setting of various works of late Romantic English literature, ranging from Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett and Dartmoor in Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles. 

Wide Sargasso Sea . 20x50cm . £300


In homage to Jean Rhys who wrote Wild Sargosso Sea (a prequel to Jane Eyre).  This painting  shows her birth place in Dominica, an island of the British West Indies.

Hot Wall . 50x40cm . £450


Palms, Med blue, blood orange and faded golds. Memories of past travels.  Heat and Dust.

A very Merry Christmas to you all, and an extra-special festive thank you to everyone who has made the first year in my Walcot Street Gallery so happy and successful.  
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