We hope to see you at the private view of Kate Montgomery’s exhibition ‘Dreamed House’ at Long & Ryle.

Private view: Wednesday 23 May 6 – 8 pm, 2018

Exhibition: 24 May – 22 June 2018

Follow this link to read John Monks essay on Gallen Kallela’s works at the National Gallery.

John Monks on National Curriculum

We are pleased to say that John Monks has been included in the National Curriculum for art for 2018.

Follow this link to watch our film on John Monks’ work. Books and catalogues are available in the gallery.

Private view: Wednesday 8th November 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition 9 November – 16 December 2017

It is with great excitement that we are able to present a new series of paintings by Ramiro Fernandez Saus based on the theme of the ‘Passions’.

Follow this link to view our e-catalogue and don’t forget to visit the exhibition!

Join us for the private view of Nick Archer’s forthcoming exhibition at Long & Ryle. Follow this link here to view our e-catalogue.

Private view: Wednesday 4 October, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition: 5 October – 1 November 2017

John Monks at 60 Threadneedle Street London EC2R 8HP,

Private view 27 September 2017, 6 – 8 pm,

Exhibition dates 28 September 2017 – 11 January 2018,

VJB Arts and Long & Ryle are pleased to be showing new work by John Monks at 60 Threadneedle Street. Follow this link to watch our film on John Monks’ work.

Art on a Ukulele

September 19th, 2017 – September 21st, 2017

Private View: Tuesday 19th September

Auction: Thursday 21st September

Venue: Long & Ryle, 4 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4PX

Art on a Postcard and Long & Ryle are pleased to announce the opening of Art on a Ukulele, a project which combines music, art and fine workmanship. Art on a Ukulele have been working alongside the artist Mick Rooney RA, the UK’s foremost independent ukulele maker Pete Howlett and The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain.

Long & Ryle are delighted to be providing the venue for this extraordinary event. 30 ukuleles were painted by luminary artists such as Bill Jacklin RA, Allen Jones RA, Cathie Pilkington RA, PJ Crook, Norman Ackroyd CBE RA and many more. We are thrilled to be showing ukuleles decorated by our artists Anne Desmet RA and Ramiro Fernandez Saus 

The ukuleles will be played by the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at a performance at The Jazz Café on September 12 and ultimately auctioned to raise money for The Hepatitis C Trust.

Long & Ryle are delighted to announce the release of a new edition of prints by Paul Coldwell. In late 2016, whilst Visiting Fellow at Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Coldwell began work on this new print using laser cut woodblocks. The final edition has been printed from three colours by Nicholas Dowgwillo  in an edition of 20, 15 of which are available.

Suitcase & Frames 2017 is an image which hovers between, resolution and fracture and continues Coldwell’s fascination with combining the languages of drawing and photography as well as bringing together both digital and traditional  printmaking processes. Coldwell is included in the forthcoming survey exhibition Light.Matter: The Intersection of Printmaking and Photography at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University 25/8/2017-4/10/2017.

We are pleased to offer Suitcase & Frames 2017  for a limited period at a special price.

We are open! Don’t forget to come and see ’Mirror Image’, a solo exhibition by John Monks.

Private view: Wednesday 7 June,  6 – 8 p

Exhibition: 8 June – 28 July

Follow this link to the e-catalogue

Long & Ryle are delighted to announce a new exhibition for John Monks.

Private view: Wednesday 7th June 2017, 6 – 8 pm

Exhibition dates: 8 June – 28 July 2017

Distinguished wood engraver Anne Desmet presents a series of journeys through time. These recent prints and mixed media collages will take you to New York, London and an imaginary beyond, exploring the tones and textures of changing seasons, times of day and layers of history. The exhibition will include the first showing of a new series of six engravings, Manhattan, based on the Chrysler Building in New York City. The show runs until 4 June at The Holburne Museum, Bath.

Time Memory and Landscape

Don’t miss our current show Time Memory and Landscape, which runs until 21 April at Long & Ryle.

Follow this link to view our e-catalogue

The Freud Museum London presents Temporarily Accessioned: Freud’s Coat Revisited by the artist and researcher Paul Coldwell. This new exhibition is an opportunity to present new work by the artist, twenty years after first exhibiting at the museum in an exhibition entitled Freud’s Coat. The new exhibition not only responds to this earlier encounter but also represents the first occasion where the museum in London has collaborated with the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna in this way.

Long and Ryle are pleased to announce that John Monks is a participating artist in the exhibition Public View, a survey show at the Bluecoat in Liverpool.  This exhibition includes one hundred artists who have had one man shows at the gallery. It launches the year to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat.

Special exhibition at the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna, 7/10/2016-21/1/2017

Paul Coldwell has produced Temporarily Accessioned, artist book as part of the exhibition. details can be found

Interview with John Monks

Fantastic new interview with John Monks on Russia’s leading art channel:

Don’t miss our stand at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia this week, where we are showing amazing new works by John Monks.

28 June – 3 July, Stand A4

Wall Street International Journal Art Blog

Click on link here to download e-invitation

Melanie Miller Preview Article

Featured on The Purpose Of It digital publication

Christmas Gallery Times

Long & Ryle will be closed for Christmas holidays between Saturday 20th December – Monday 5th January.  We will reopen in the New Year at our usual hours from 6th January.

Colours of the Earth by Philip Vann

Follow this link here to the Philip Vann ‘Resurgence and Ecologist’ online article on Daniel Chatto’s current exhibition ‘Green Earth’

Daniel Chatto e-invitation

Download e-invitation here

Daniel Chatto e-catalogue now live!

Click on this link here to view Daniel Chatto’s e-catalogue for forthcoming exhibition ‘Green Earth’

Nick Archer Blog Review

Follow this link to the review by Yvonne Craig of Nick Archer’s Lost in Paradise exhibition:

Nick Archer Private View e-invitation

Nick Archer  |  Lost in Paradise

Private View: 15th October 2014, 6-8pm


Download e-invitation here

20/21 E-invitation

Download your complimentary 20.21 British Art Fair E-invitation here!

Beyond the Book exhibition

An exhibition of artists who use books as their medium, featuring Ellen Bell, Su Blackwell, Jonathan Mathew Boyd, Yvette Hawkins, Samantha Y Huang, Alexander Korzer-Robinson, Jeremy May, Davy & Kristin McGuire, Richard Nash.


Private View is 11th June 6-8pm.

20/21 E-invitation!

We will be exhibiting new works from these artists at the 20.21 International art fair next week:

John Monks

Henrietta Hoyer Millar

Mark Entwisle

Maro Gorky

“Fantasy & fairytale”: Artist and former ballerina Natalie eyjes opens the door to a world of wonder, both real and imagined…


Click here for link to article

Click here for details on the Beyond the Book Symposium.


Organised by Devon Guild of Craftsmen, with support from the University of Exeter Arts and Culture, this day-long event will discuss and expand on the premise of artists using books, both as a cultural and symbolic object, and as containers of history, narrative and memory.

Download e-invitation here!

Download link for e-invitation here!

Click here for the link to “Tea With The Brontes” event on 29th February…


Venue details

  • Name:Gilbert Scott
  • Address:St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel
    NW1 2AR
    • Cross Street:Euston Road
    • Opening hours:Brunch served 10am-2pm Sat, Sun. Lunch served noon-3pm, dinner served 5.30-11pm Mon-Fri. Meals served noon-11pm Sat; noon-10pm Sun
    • Transport:Tube: King’s Cross St Pancras tube/rail
    • Price:Main courses £14-£32. Set meal (noon-3pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 10-11pm Mon-Fri) £21 courses, £25 3 courses
    • Categories:Things to do

Group Exhibition

Click here for link to the Gilbert Scott Event ‘Tea with The Brontes’ on January 29th at 3pm with talks given by Charlotte and Bronte Society Executive Director, Ann Sumner, followed by the unveiling of the “Capturing the Brontes” exhibition as it arrives in London.

Follow this link here to the review of Katharine’s exhibition

The ‘Process of Painting’ exhibition of John Monks’ work at the Barber Institute opened on the 14th November, and will run until the 26th January 2014.

Download e-invitation here

Download E-invitation for John Monks’ exhibition at the Barber Institute, Birmingham, between 15th November – 26th January here

Derrick Guild Exhibition

Derrick Guild Exhibition

Derrick Guild Private View!

Derrick Guild Private View!

Download STRARTA e-invitation here

Exhibiting John Monks, Nick Archer, Su Blackwell, Manami Hayasaki, Daisaku Kawada, Brian Sayers, Derrick Guild, Katharine Morling, Paul Coldwell

LAPADA E-invitation – we are stand B15!

Click here to download e-invitation

Click here for  link to the e-invitation

20/21 British Art Fair E-Invitation

Sneak peak of Brian Sayers’ new works…



Exhibiting at Olympia Art Fair

Ruth Knox on our stand at Olympia art fair with Charlotte Cory Tsar and Tsarina chairs, and Simon Casson’s painting ‘Aghest II’ in the background.

John Monks E-Catalogue

To view the John Monks E-Catalogue, follow this link here

Day in Day Out, John Monks

Natalie Meyjes Private View

Download e-invitation here

Click here for a link to an invitation for a talk by Paul Coldwell (professor in Fine Art, University of the Arts, London).  Coldwell is internationally recognised for his prints, book works, sculptures and installations.  The talk will look at the relationship between printmaking and sculpture in his own art practice, and his use of objects to construct images of vulnerability and uncertainty.

6pm on Friday 19th April 2013


*Article on talk published in IMPRINT magazine

Plumdog Blog

Emma Chichester Clark witty Plumdog Blog mentions Helen Napper’s exhibition at Long & Ryle gallery.

Paul Coldwell: Canterbury Gallery Blog

Please click here for link to blog

Helen Napper exhibition

Wednesday 13th February we will be hanging Helen Napper’s stunning seascapes at Long & Ryle. Contact the gallery for an early viewing.

Thought Waves

Helen Napper instinctively seeks out waves.  She swims in the sea daily and yearns for it when she’s inland, drawn back to its perversity and perpetual motion.  Consider the seascapes in this exhibition.  A small bay fizzes with frilly white waves on an ultramarine Atlantic Ocean, the sky is cobalt, the land burnt umber – but turn away for a moment and the beach has become apricot or deep red, a new heart-shaped tidal pool has appeared, the ocean has turned dark emerald, the waves are breaking over the lip of the bay.

The habitual swimmer’s vigilante vision transfers to the studio.  The crinkly pattern on discarded twin-pots of yoghurt and the erratic marks and glued-together cracks on a favourite old bowl catch the eye like the movement of the waves in that bay.

She is a conduit for these colours and forms, freeing them with loving and precise strokes.  In the process, these compositions move in and out of abstraction.  Seascapes become colour equations.  Waves become thought waves.

Su Blackwell Short Film for Euromaxx

Watch Su Blackwell interviewed on “Lifestyle Europe” by Euromaxx, and look at how she brings her fairytale books to life.

Watch Link Here

Rhythms of Time: Maro Gorky

Article in State Media Magazine, text by Mike Von Joel.

Stories from the Enchanted Forest

Su Blackwell exhibition at Long and Ryle until 22nd December. Only a few works still available.

Smeech and Hrain Catalogue by Simon Casson

Download e-catalogue here

Download invitation here.

20/21 British Art Fair E-invitation

Download the invitation for the 20/21 British Art Fair between 12-16th September here

Dark Places

Front Cover and article on Fran Richardson in ‘Artists and Illustrators’, Sept 2012, written by Martha Alexander

Stories from the Enchanted Forest

This November, Long and Ryle gallery will be exhibiting a new series of fairytale book-cut sculptures by Su Blackwell to coincide with the Thames and Hudson publication of the title ‘The Fairytale Princess: Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest’. This exhibition will encapsulate the fusion of art and literature that is so prominent in Blackwell’s work. Created from a medium that is both fragile and transcient, these enduring fairytales have evolved into tangible and haunting sculptures.  Su Blackwell’s heroines continue to battle with the dark ambience that springs from her enchanted paper forests.



Outside Edge by Andrew Lambirth

Unimpressed by the relentless barrage of blockbusters, Andrew Lambirth singles out some small-scale gems. Ramiro Fernandez Saus’s exhibition at Long and Ryle is included in the article.

Homes and Gardens: Maro Gorky

Olympia Fine Art and Antiques Fair

Press release including Long and Ryle as a highlight of the fair.  Please click here.

The Prints Principle

Financial Times Visual Arts section article by Susan Moore, April 7th 2012.  Advertising Ramiro Fernandez Saus’s new print at the upcoming London Original Print Fair.

Smeech and Hrain

The title of the exhibition comes from old Somerset dialect for ‘smoke and rain’.  This highlights the way Simon Casson’s work makes reference to history, presenting the Western tradition of figure painting reinterpreted for a contemporary audience.  The distinctive layering of paint application is a layering of attitudes – painstaking and flawless quotations of High Renaissance and Baroque paintings are threatened with obliteration by recklessly exhibitionist mark-making.

The Pond Series

The abandoned Annie McCall Hospital and its environs in Stockwell, South London, have inspired and consumed the work of Geoff Routh since he and fellow artists transformed the wards into ‘Stockwell Studios’ over twenty five years ago. Today, Geoff Routh’s studio is still there and continues to be the muse for his work. Geoff Routh has painted a visual biography of the building, meticulously exploring the architecture and its growing relationship with nature. The most recent series of works by Geoff Routh, however, includes a fresh exploration into the nitty-gritty depths of this South London setting through the urban ponds that populate the environment.


A Legacy

Article in Vogue by Hannah Rothschild on the repercussions of Arshile Gorky’s death on his daughter Maro Gorky and their family.

Ramiro Review in Album Letras-Artes

Edition no. 107

Maro Gorky Card

Maro Gorky Private View

Maro Gorky’s private view is from 6-8pm on 23rd February.

Anastasia Lewis’s watercolour work ‘Just Pretend You Haven’t Noticed’ has been selected from almost 900 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading watercolour artists at the Mall Galleries between 14-25 March 2012.

In Formation

2012, mixed media on paper, 42 x 43 cm

Simon Casson at London Art Fair

Click here to read the blog entry about Simon Casson’s work at the London Art Fair.

Paul Coldwell Lecture Invitation

‘Printmaking – A Developing History’ lecture by Paul Coldwell, Thursday 26 January 2012.  Click here for a link for the invitation.

Paul Coldwell Review: IMPRINT magazine

Review of IMPACT7 exhibitions, which includes an excerpt on Paul Coldwell’s digital prints described as ‘evoking the human desire to communicate, to travel or to possibly escape’.

Christmas Period

Long and Ryle gallery is closed over the Christmas period from 24th December – 2nd January 2012.

Open from 3rd January at 10 am.

Landscape and Clouds

2009, gouache on Japanese paper, 27 x 24 cm

A Tuscan Landscape

New Year Group Show

Long and Ryle gallery will be exhibiting a selection of artist’s work for the New Year.

The Woods

2011, pigment and graphite on paper mounted on board, 150 x 02 cm

Paul Coldwell

Paul Coldwell’s sculptures reflect the capacity of domestic objects to contain and prompt memories and ideas.

Coldwell has worked in response to various collections, such as those at the Freud Museum, London, the V&A, and Kettle’s Yard. His work responds to what is found and what is curiously absent in the atmosphere of the space. Coldwell’s works essentially deal with ideas of interval, negative spaces, absences, losses and voids, responding to things that are present and speculating on things that seem absent.

Coldwell uses a range of methods for creating bronze sculptures. Firstly he takes numerous photographs, notes and drawings. The bronze sculptures are made by the lost-wax casting process.

Paul Coldwell is also reknowned for his digital prints, which ‘evoke the human desire to communicate, to travel, or possibly escape’ (Theresa Kenyon, IMPRINT magazine, vol. 46, no. 4)

Contact Sarah Long, Carolyn Ryle-Hodges or Kinga Grof for further details.

The Geometry of Nature

Maro Gorky lives in a landscape where the hills have been shaped into shields of vineyards and olive groves. Like the Byzantine icons and mosaics, where the flat gold background represents infinity so that the figures walk forward and do not recede, Gorky does not see the dimension of her paintings as flat. She sees the canvas as a sail on which she can trace the shapes that surround her, like emblems on the sails of maritime explorers.

‘The blank canvas represents an infinite surface on which I can trace my feelings’ Maro Gorky, 2009

As white as snow and as delicate as a snowflake, Katharine Morling’s ceramic sculptures are ideal Christmas gifts!

A small house, a bunch of keys, a matchbox, a miniature horse, a pair of scissors, a sewing kit…Pop by the gallery and come and choose your very own.

View pictures of the gallery show here

Katharine Morling Private View Tonight

6-8pm at Long and Ryle gallery.


Download the invitation here

Fran Richardson in Faconner editorial

Faconner editorial, ‘Art London 2011’ , issue 8, Francesca Barrow discusses Fran Richardson’s work here:


Katharine Morling Private View Invitation

Katharine Morling’s upcoming solo show ‘Animated Life’ opens on the 3rd November – 3rd December.

Come and visit Long and Ryle gallery for the Private View on 2nd November!

Download the invitation here

Art London 2011 e-ticket download

Art London is on from 6 – 10 October.

Download your free e-ticket here!

20/21 British Art Fair E-ticket download

20/21 is on at the Royal College of Art from the 14th -18th September.

Download your complimentary ticket here!

Group Show

A selection of gallery artists.

Last Day of Metropolis

Today is the last day of Sarah Stitt’s exhibition, ‘Metropolis’.

Gallery closed Sat. 2 July

The Gallery will be close Saturday 2 June due to the Victoria line being suspended. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Selvedge, issue 37 Nov/Dec 2010

In that place where art meets life sits Su Blackwell, paper artist extraordinaire. In person, Su is rather like the heroine of one of her works – slightly ethereal, mysterious and a little bit lost…

Art London 2011

Described last year by The Times as “one of the most enjoyable modern art fairs”, Art London has always been eclectic and cosmopolitan, combining blue chip historical and contemporary art with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This year’s fair features works by historically significant Modern British artists including LS Lowry, Alan Davie, Ruskin Spear, Graham Sutherland, Vanessa Bell and Ceri Richards, amongst many others. But increasingly our offering is stretching back through to before the First World War, embracing important Edwardian figures like Sir John Lavery and Pre-Raphaelites such as Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

On the international side, notable artists on display include Picasso, Lucio Fontana, Giorgio Morandi and Camille Pissarro, to name but a few. This year there is an especially strong representation of artists from the Far East, including China, India, Vietnam and Australia.

20/21 British Art Fair 2011

The 20/21 BRITISH ART FAIR, the fair which champions Modern British art, will take
place from 14 – 18 September at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.
It will be opened by the highly acclaimed author and scriptwriter, Anthony Horowitz, at 5pm on the 14th.

The Royal College of Art, arguably ‘the spiritual home of British art’, is an ideal setting to see work by the great names of the 20th century, many of whom are former students: Bacon, Freud, Frink, Frost, Hepworth, Hockney, Hodgson, Lanyon, Lowry, Moore, Nash, Piper, Riley, Scott, Spencer and Sutherland. Alongside will be a large selection of contemporary work by established names such as Hirst, Emin, Banksy as well as by both emerging artists and recent graduates.

With some 56 of the country’s leading dealers exhibiting, the Fair, now in its 24th year, is not to be missed!

Ceramic Review May/June 2011 – Amanda Fielding
For our conversation Katharine Morling pulls up a couple of
quirky, unmatched wooden chairs on castors, which if translated
into clay would not look out of place in one of her monochromatic
installations. One chair – its painted white surface rubbed away over
time – had belonged to her grandmother and was given to Morling
by her mother when she moved into her first flat in Cornwall. ‘It’s
gone through all these transitions, it carries the history of me.’

Private View

TONIGHT! Sarah Stitt, Metropolois, 6-8pm.

Private View tonight, 11 May, 6-8pm

Anastasia Lewis’ private view for ‘I feel like everyone else, I just look different’ opens tonight 6-9pm.

Dreams in the Garden

‘Dreams in the Garden’ is partially based on a visit to the Folly Garden at Stancombe in Gloucestershire. Nick Barlow the architectural photographer, who is the owner of the garden, invited Ramiro to stay for a week in the newly converted Temple. In the tranquil, exotic beauty of this extraordinary place, filled with lakes and grottos, Ramiro conjured up his latest series of paintings.

Tigers, monkeys, parrots and sailors remain among the cast playing within the grounds of this garden, but moving further afield on sea voyages to exotic lands. Ramiro captures the imaginative thrill of discovering unexplored lands, and encountering the exotic. Even within his interiors, patterned wallpapers become jungles.  It is this subject matter that the distinguished painter Craigie Aitchison loved. The two artists were great friends until Craigie’s death in 2009. Just two weeks before he died Craigie visited Ramiro’ exhibition at Long and Ryle.


The period that Ramiro evokes is hard to pin down. His world is not constrained by History; collective memories of historical events and customs commingle with personal memories. The anxieties of the present vanish and everything seems bathed in the spirit of romance. Poets and writers continue to influence and inspire Ramiro’s work. Scenes depicted have a heightened sense of reality and as we enter this playful dream world we have the sense of the house lights of the theatre being dimmed, as if we are watching a magical drama played out on the canvas before us.


“The casual observer might assume that there was something folky about Ramiro’s work; far from it. This is not a sensibility derived from popular art forms such as painted inn signs or fairground decorations. It would be more accurate to adduce a kinship with 18th century French and Spanish painting, to look for comparisons among the achievements of the Rococo and Baroque. In fact Ramiro is a circus master of his fantasies, an adept of concealment and disguise, a skilful manipulator. Not at all naïve, he is a deeply sophisticated  artist who enjoins us to revel in his paintings and be happy, for through happiness do we understand the world better.” Andrew Lambeth 2009.

In the last two decades Ramiro Fernandez Saus has become one of the most well known Spanish artists of his generation. In 2005 he was given a retrospective at the Museum of Sabadell and his works are in the collections of the Reine Sofia in Madrid, and the Albertina Museum in Vienna. In 2007 he had a solo exhibition at the Naughton Gallery,  Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2009 a series of works based on the Opera House were exhibited at Glynedbourne.



A limited edition of two new etchings will be included in the exhibition and one new sculpture.


Due to the incredible interest in Melanie Miller’s new drypoint prints at the London Original Print Fair, we have no added them under the editions section of her page. Browse and let us know what you think!



London Original Print Fair

Long & Ryle Gallery will be exhibition at the London Original Print Fair between the 19 and 21 April.

Lupercalia and Modern Mythology

Essay on Lupercalia, a common subject of Simon Casson’s paintings.

Art Hamptons

The Hamptons has a long tradition as a fertile terrain for serious art creation, art collecting and art patronage. Together artists, collectors and curators have reveled in being part of this historically innovative community. Each summer we pay homage to the area’s reputation by staging ArtHamptons. Now in its 4th successful year, ArtHamptons has emerged as the nation’s premier summer fine art fair for post-war and contemporary art. Hamptonite’s get to feel the energy and pulse of contemporary art as the international art world converges on the Hamptons for this weekend. The fair is filled with art lovers, renowned art acquirers, curators, celebrities, and the media in a festival-like atmosphere.

Sarah Stitt, Metropolis

English painter Sarah Stitt’s show “Metropolis” is her second solo exhibition since she moved her family to Los Angeles in 2006, when her husband became a staff writer on American Network TV’s Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Initially, she found the change a huge wrench, especially the loss of her London studio.  She gradually came to terms with her new life by embracing the local landscape there. In this new body of work she captures the essence of modern California and other side of the American dream. By way of contrast she touches on memories of London –a more subdued theme…

Dreams in the Garden

The light in Ramiro Fernandez Saus’s paintings has an extraordinary character. By day, it varies from the pale clarity of an equatorial morning to the glow of languid Mediterranean afternoons; at night, from the spotlights cutting through the darkness at the opera, to a bright moon hanging in the sky. Regardless of the light source it has the same effect: transporting the scenes that Ramiro depicts from reality to a dream world of heightened feeling. It is as if the house lights of the theatre are dimmed and we are watching a magical drama played out on the canvases before us.

Just over two years ago, Anastasia Lewis started a new body of work to explore her interest in cultural diversity and the acceptance or rejection of difference. She chose the butterfly as an ideal metaphor, which despite its ubiquity remains a beautiful, fragile and mysterious symbol…

Just over two years ago, Anastasia Lewis started a new body of work to explore her interest in cultural diversity and the acceptance or rejection of difference. She chose the butterfly as an ideal metaphor, which despite its ubiquity remains a beautiful, fragile and mysterious symbol…

Fran Richardson, ‘interior castle’

This exhibition of finely rendered charcoal drawings takes the celebrated 1579 book by the mystic St Teresa of Avila as a point of departure to propose a visual contemplation on perception, memory, and the symbolic nature of interior space.

London Art Fair

Opens TODAY 19 January, Business Design Centre, Angel
Featuring new works by: Anastasia Lewis, John Monks, Katharine Morling, Helen Napper, Ramiro Fernandez Saus, Fran Richardson and Brian Sayers.

19 Jan – 11-9pm
20 Jan – 11-9pm
21 Jan – 11-7pm
22 Jan – 10-7pm
23 Jan – 10-5pm

Upcoming Exhibitons

The London Art Fair, 19-23 January at the Business Design Centre

Interior Castle

This exhibition of finely rendered charcoal drawings takes the celebrated 1579 book by the mystic St Teresa of Avila as a point of departure to propose a visual contemplation on perception, memory, and the symbolic nature of interior space.

Katharine Morling, ‘animated life’

Katharine Morling creates animated scenes with an unusually dynamic appearance for the medium of ceramics. Morling describes these objects as 3 dimensional ‘sketches’ and the true nature of the material is at first, not immediately clear: paper or fabric? It is only through touching the sculptures the viewer discovers the material is clearly ceramic. This tactile experience brings the focus of the viewer to the material’s fragile reality and as the eyes re-adjust within this context, the surreal memories the material holds becomes apparent. These monochrome works are porcelain, hand-sculpted with black slip expressively painted in order to outline the objects, creating subtle details such as a handle or lock….

European Triennial For Ceramics and Glass

Katharine Morling was selected in summer 2010 to represent Britain in the European Triennial for Ceramics and Glass.

Henrietta Hoyer Millars, ‘snow’

Henrietta Hoyer Millar paints landscapes that are familiar to her, often since childhood. This in part explains her great sensitivity to topography, and the fluctuating weather and light that animates these landscapes. Alongside the curiosity and urgency to record, one senses an affection and delight that is reminiscent of Constable’s paintings of his father’s garden, or of Palmer embedded in the fields and orchards of Shoreham. Like these beloved painters of English Landscape, Hoyer Millar delights in a familiar scene growing strange and marvellous as she watches…

ART LONDON – Limited Gallery Hours

We are now exhibiting at Art London, Royal Hospital Chelsea, 7-11 October 2010.

The gallery will have limited open hours during this time. Please ring the gallery to arrange an appointment if you wish to visit.

Change of Date for Su Blackwell Exhibition

The dates for Su Blackwell’s exhibition ‘Happily Ever After’ have changed. They are now 25 November – 21 December 2010.

Where to buy…Melanie Miller

THE WEEK: 11 September 2010, Issue 783.

The week reviews an exhibition in a pricate gallery. Melanie Miller at Long & Ryle Gallery. Melanie Miller combines the traditions of still life with botanical illustration….

Gallery Limited Hours Week 14-18 September

Long & Ryle Gallery will have limited hours this week begining Sept. 14 2010. We are currently exhibiting at the 20/21 British Art Fair. Please contact the gallery to check when we will be open or to book an appointment.

Melanie Miller, moth boy and bees

Melanie Miller’s exhibition ‘moth boy and bees’ opens 8 September 2010, at Long & Ryle gallery, 6-8pm.

Industrial Edge

House & Garden Magazine, August 2008: Wendy Harrop and Olivia Gregory combine factory furnishings with vintage kitchen utensils and still life paintings of everyday vessels in a surprisingly mellow scheme…click image to view

Animated Life

Katharine Morling creates animated scenes with an unusually dynamic appearance for the medium of ceramics. Morling describes these objects as 3 dimensional ‘sketches’ and aims to bring dreamscapes to life by creating physical artefacts. The sculptures work together, producing a tableau of everyday objects and still lives: a table and chairs or tools and their cases…

The London Art Fair


London Art Fair presents over 100 galleries featuring the great names of 20th century British art and exceptional contemporary work from leading figures and emerging talent.

Opening Times:
19 January 11am-9pm
20 January 11am-9pm
21 January 11am-7pm
22 January 10am-7pm
23 January 10am-5pm

Gallery Closing for Summer Holiday

Long & Ryle Gallery will be closing for the first two weeks in August for the summer holiday.

Email the gallery for any further enquiries (

See you on August 17th.

Rediscovering The Portrait

Nick Archer, Konstantin Bessmertny, Craigie Aitchison, Jeffery Camp, John Davies, Mark Entwisle, Maro Gorky, Phil Hale, Claerwen James, Brendan Kelly, James Lloyd, Leonard Mccomb, Jennifer Mcrae, Emily Patrick, Stuart Pearson Wright, Daisy Richardson, Ramiro Fernandez Saus, Brian Sayers, Sarah Stitt, Matthew Spender, Will Topley

With Rediscovering the Portrait Long & Ryle seeks to reconnect the tradition of portraiture with the point of inspiration in an artist’s life.

From Holbein to Van Dyck, from Gainsborough to John Singer Sargent, so many of the great stately leaps forward in English art have been in the realm of portraiture. But the once automatic impulse to commission a portrait has taken a battering over the last century. The proliferation of photography, the strictures of Modernism, and the breakdown of academic training in art schools across the country have each laid into the genre. A symbolic moment was Lady Churchill’s angry destruction of her husband’s official 80th birthday portrait by Graham Sutherland, which she thought over-emphasised the great man’s frailty.

Rediscovering the Portrait at Long & Ryle will show a number of established contemporary artists who, contrary to the perceived current, return to portraiture at their own initiation with a regularity that implies its centrality to their practice.

At a time when much portraiture has been reduced to squeezing a likeness from a snapshot Rediscovering the Portrait will reassert imaginatively charged painting as the most vital route to the essence of an individual. Portraits will be re-presented as paintings first and foremost.

As opposed to the rigid academic approach to commissioning a portrait, Rediscovering the Portrait is presenting artists who will consider commissions, but necessitate an idiosyncratic approach, and their own creative space. Long & Ryle will introduce and work with anyone looking for a more unusual image of themselves or someone they know. As both a corporate consultancy (to large City companies like BNP Paribas), and a gallery specialising in contemporary painting, Long & Ryle is well used to buffering demanding clients and strong-willed artists.

The exhibition will include, amongst other things, the visionary portraits of Jeffrey Camp; the quiet grandeur of Craigie Aitchison; Stuart Pearson Wright’s unnerving scrutiny and the tender observations of Mark Entwisle.

From the ashes of Sutherland’s painting of Churchill, Long & Ryle herald the rising phoenix of portraiture – alive and strange and much needed.

Sitters painted by the participating artists: JK Rowling, Mike Leigh, Michael Freyn, Thomas Ades, Bruce Chatwin, Erin O’Connor, Sir Paul Smith, John Hurt, Adam Cooper, Prince Philip, Liv Tyler Please contact Sarah Long or Tom Juneau at the gallery.

For further information, digital images, etc., please contact Sarah Long or Tom Juneau at the gallery, 020 7834 1434,