Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Ties That Bind

Title: The Ties That Bind
Date: 2014
Size: 11.8" X 5.7" (30cm X 14.6cm) Horizontal Canvas Sheet
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £49

CREATED FOR The Art Moves Festival to be used as a Billboard Art Display in Torun, Poland.

This painting has been made, so that printed copies can be used at The Art Moves Festival. The Art Moves Festival uses billboards in an innovative way by changing their function to use them not to present advertisements, but to rather showcase moving and thought-provoking art. A great emphasis is made to deepen people's thinking, and to raise their awareness of other different perspectives and views.
The festival encourages both artists and the audience to take a good look at themselves and the surrounding world and then ask themselves what is reality today in this rapidly changing economic, social and technological world.

The idea is to use contemporary “walls” that are characteristic for our modern urban landscape, by using both standard billboards, enormous mega-billboards, mobile billboards and electronic street screens.

This years theme is 'More or Less Freedom' and asks what exactly is freedom? Is it that freedom still is a word of great value in the world today. In history man has achieved great and wonderful, but also tragic things in the name of freedom. When we have it, we do not notice it and when we do, we take it for granted. So, what does that mean freedom is? Is freedom essential to life today? Does it have limits? Can other people limit our own freedom? Is freedom just an excuse that some use to justify ones own selfish behaviour? 

The festival takes place from September through to October 2014 in Torun, Poland.

The original of this painting is still for sale

More information on the Art Moves Festival can be found at

+48 604967852
Torun, Poland

Monday, July 07, 2014

Game Over

A woman wearing T-Bar sandals stepping on a small man playing video games on a games console.

Title: Game Over
Date: 2014
Size: 7" X 11" (17.8cm X 27.9cm) Canvas panel
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £49.00

A close up of the painting Game Over
I've heard from a number of women, who are frustrated with how their partners spend more time playing computer games that with them, which inspired this idea of a woman wearing T-Bar sandals stepping on a small man playing video games on a games console.

A close up of the painting Game Over

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Artists United begins 6pm - 3rd July 2014

The 3rd July 2014 marks the opening of the Artists United exhibition, which is taking place in Lewes, East Sussex, England.

The private preview show starts at 6pm on the 3rd July at the Foundry Gallery, 32 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PH, where all paintings, photographs and other artworks will together be showcased. They will not however be available for sale until the official opening which is on Friday 4th July 2014 at 10am.

The dates for the exhibition are Friday 4th, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July 2014. Opening times are 10am each day until 6pm (though the show closes at 3pm on the Sunday). The preview show is on Thursday 3rd July between 6pm to 9pm.

Entry to the show is Free.

"Artists United is an annual art exhibition created by Lewes Community Football Club to bring together the best established artists and emerging talent under one roof. Local artists have come together to support the club since 2009, and we hope the 2014 show will be our most successful yet. Last year we exhibited over 150 pieces by more than 70 local artists.

At Artist United 2014 I will be exhibiting the following paintings:

A shrunken man with his jaw dropped at the sight of a woman's legs and shoes.

Sale Price - £120

A woman putting on some very high pink heels

Sale Price - £120

A shrunken man hanging from the heel of a woman's dangling shoe

Sale Price - £120
A girl sitting on a couch with her legs crossed dangling a shoe

Sale Price - £120

A woman who has broken her heel by stepping into a crack.

Sale Price - £49

A small shrunken man hanging from and caught up in the laces of a woman's strappy sandals

Sale Price - £49

Party Feet - A painting of a woman's feet wearing black two strap high heel sandals

Sale Price - £49

A shrunken man begging for forgiveness after spilling red paint on a woman's new black shoes

Sale Price - £49

Rescued from relegation to the history books by a group of concerned local residents and ardent fans, Lewes CFC goes from strength to strength as a not-for-profit, co-operatively owned community football club and academy. The exhibition supports its goal to remain at the centre of the community and each year 45% of the sale price of every piece sold goes to support the club and 55% goes to the artist. Last year we raised well over £1000 for the club. For further information about the club, please visit the website www.lewesfc.com

The Foundry Gallery has, itself, risen from its post industrial ashes and we are delighted that it escaped the ruin of the recent blaze earlier this year that sadly claimed its neighbouring unit and the creative endeavours of those inside. Repairs to the gallery are currently underway and set to be complete in time for Artists United in July. For further information about the club, please visit the website www.artemis-arts.co.uk." - The Artist United Team

©Artist United 2013

Artists United
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/artistsunitedlewes 
Twitter - @ShowOf2Halves

Organised By
Lewes Community Football Club,
The Dripping Pan
Mountfield Road
Lewes, East Sussex
Tel: 01273 470820
Fax: 01273 483210

Held At
The Foundry Gallery
Old Market Lane Garage
32 North Street
Tel: 01273470376 or 01273 486595

Added on 13th July 2014
The Artist United 2014 show the most successful show yet and hugely well received by everyone who visited over the weekend. Over the three days hundreds of people came to view the 293 artworks as well as numerous prints that were on display from the 3rd-6th July 2014. The show was great fun, with wine, pizza and ice cream available for free to those who attended, plus (for anyone who could play it) a free to play piano provided by the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra. Although many people did attend and more artworks than the past years were on display only a hand full sold and it was generally the more inexpensive prints that were purchased. In total Artist United raised just under £3000 for the grass roots community projects of the Lewes Community Football Club

©Artist United 2014

Artist L. E. Gav Thorpe Tweet:
Anonymous paintings of the legs, feet and shoes also with a funny shrunken man.
Everyday situations with a fun, saucy and slight kinky twist.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wait For Me

Title: Wait For Me
Date: 2014
Size: 8.2" X 11.6" (21cm X 29.7cm) A4 Canvas Sheet
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £49.00

A close up of the painting Wait For Me

This is a slightly new idea of introducing two little guys with a giant woman. I like how in this painting it looks as though one will escape from her red mules, but the other has slipped and his fate could be sealed.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Oh My Goodness

A shrunken man pointing at a woman whose knickers have fallen down.

Title: Oh My Goodness
Date: 2014
Size: 20" X 24" (50.8cm X 60.9cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £299.00

A close up of the painting Oh My Goodness by L. E. Gav Thorpe
A close up of the painting Oh My Goodness by L. E. Gav Thorpe
A close up of the painting Oh My Goodness by L. E. Gav Thorpe

Friday, May 23, 2014

Opening of the RoCo 6x6x2014 Show

Today marks the opening of the global online preview show for the 6x6x2014 RoCo show in Rochester, New York, U.S.A. It's a great opportunity to see all of the many works that have been entered from around the world, that will later be available for purchase both in the gallery and online from June 7th through to July 13th 2014.

This year, you can see two of my works at the 6x6 exhibition and they are:

A tiny man trying to stop himself being sqaushed inside a woman's shoe 
A shrunken man about to be stepped on by a woman's foot 

The gallery exhibition will open (but only for previewing) on June 2nd and will remain open till June 6th. Sales will then begin on June 7th from 7:30 pm starting with the Buyer's Choice Raffle. Buying will then be open to all once the Buyer's Choice Raffle ends. The 6x6x2014 Online Gallery will be open for previewing starting from May 23rd and then the global online purchasing will begin on June 10th from 10am at http://www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2014_intro.php.

The address for the gallery is: Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14604, U.S.A.

Here's a run down of all of the notable dates:

RoCo 6x6x2014 show open: From June 7 to July 13, 2014
Global Online Preview: From May 23 at 10am
In Gallery Preview (no purchasing): From June 2 to 6, from 1-9pm each day.
Opening Party & Artwork Sale: June 7, from 4 to 10pm (Entry fee $10)
      - 7:30pm raffle
      - 8:00pm purchasing open for all buyers
Global Online Purchasing: From June 10 at 10am
All Sold Out Works Revealed Online: From July 4
Purchased Artwork Pick-Up: July 13, 14 & 15, from 12 to 6pm each day.

"Rochester Contemporary Art Center's (RoCo), international small art phenomenon returns for the 6th year! An incredible exhibition of thousands of artworks made by celebrities, international & local artists, designers, college students, and youths. Each artwork is 6x6 square inches (15cm) or mounted to a 6x6 board, signed only on the back, and exhibited anonymously. All entries are for sale to the public for $20 each (in the gallery and online for global purchasing) ... and all artworks remain on display through July 13, 2014. Please visit the Online Gallery, find your favorite artworks, click "Add to Cart" and help support our thoughtful contemporary art programming for the 2014 - 15 season. Thank you for your generous support!" -www.roco6x6.org

Last year's 6x6x2013 exhibition was a great success and even though nearly 2300 works of art were sold at the event alone, there were still and still are more than 3000 works still available for sale online.
Four of my works were exhibited at last year's 6x6 show and they were Watch Out!, Tickle Tickle, Smooth Aren't They? and this painting below Moment of Seduction which is one of those 3000 works that is still available for sale. 

A woman wearing RHT stockings
Moment of Seduction


To view or purchase this painting from the RoCo website, please visit www.roco6x6.org/6x6x2014_intro.php and then in the left side menu click 2013 Artworks and under Find Art By # type the number 677. This painting should then appear onscreen.

To purchase the painting just simply hit the button ADD TO CART. All artworks cost $20. After you've proceeded to checkout, you will have to choose a shipping method either I'll Pick Up or Please Ship to Me. It's $8 for US deliveries and $15 for all International.

All artworks from this year or from previous years are all priced at $20 (US dollars), both in the gallery and online.

Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, 14604, U.S.A.
Telephone (585) 461-2222
Fax: (585) 461-2223

Added on 10th July 2014
It's nearly the end for the 6x6x2014 show, which closes at 10pm on Sunday 13th July 2014. So far it has been a great success with thousands of people visiting the gallery and purchasing artworks. In total over 6,700 artworks from all around the world were exhibited and more than 2000 are now sold. Over 800 of those artworks were sold on opening weekend alone!

Both Push #158 and Wrong Turn #157 have now Sold and are now owned by collectors in Rochester, New York.

Pick-Up for Sold Works: Sunday 13th to Wednesday 16th July between 12pm and 9pm.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Where There's A Girl In Need, I'll Be

A shrunken man supporting and holding up a girl's broken pink high heel shoe.

Title: Where There's A Girl In Need, I'll Be.
Date: 2014
Size: 13" X 15" (33cm X 38.1cm) Composition Board
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £69.00
A close up of the painting Where There's A Girl In Need, I'll Be.