Monday, November 10, 2014

L. E. Gav Thorpe in
Bikini and Fetish GIRLS

In the November issue of the brand new Czech magazine Bikini and Fetish GIRLS, eighteen of my artworks have been featured in a 12- page article documenting my individual style and technique of painting the legs, feet and shoes. 

Bikini and Fetish GIRLS is an online monthly emagazine, created by BikinyGirls and is the first and only official fetish magazine containing exclusively Czech and Slovak girls and women. Featuring artistic galleries, interviews, fetish performers and dozens of professionally taken photos, the magazine explores the many types of fetishes, with a strong focus on foot and shoe fetishism. The models are generally everyday average girls from all around the Czech and Slovak regions, who are all amateurs in the world of modelling and are only ever picked for their pure natural beauty and character.

The feature below was created by the chief editor and the BikinyGirls administrator Marketa Musilova.

Here are the 12 featured pages from the 11/2014 issue of Bikini and Fetish GIRLS.

Featured below is also a free online sample of this months latest edition of Bikini and Fetish GIRLS

* WARNING: This magazine may contain some explicit adult material. 

Please visit http://www.bikinygirls.cz  or email bikinygirls@seznam.cz
for any further enquiries.

Friday, October 31, 2014

L. E. Gav Thorpe in
Your County

http://www.yourcountyeastsussex.co.uk/features/legs-feet-lewes/">www.yourcountyeastsussex.co.uk/features/legs-feet-lewesOn Wednesday 29th October 2014, The East Sussex County Council published an article about my paintings of legs, feet and shoes in Your County and also reported on my recent success throughout the East Sussex county as well around the world.

The article is available to read online at www.yourcountyeastsussex.co.uk/features/legs-feet-lewes  and has the fun title of


 It features the image of the painting above
'The Ties That Bind'

and the image below
'The Life of the Shrunken Man'

Here is an extract from the article, that was written and created by the East Sussex County Council communications team and the Your County editor Amy Hutson:

Lewes artist L. E. Gav Thorpe is known for his paintings of legs and feet.
His distinctive works have been used to support various charities, such as Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and Visual AIDS. Your County caught up with the artist to discuss his work.

Where do you get your inspiration for the art?

Inspiration for paintings can come from several places. Sometimes an idea just comes to mind or it can be inspired by something I have seen on the TV, or in the newspapers or magazines. In some cases, ideas have come from people that I’ve seen and the type of shoes or clothes they are wearing, that can suddenly bring an idea to mind.

I paint the legs and feet where many of the works that I create feature high heels and stockings, however I have have gained far more popularity for including in my works a small man, very often found to be in difficult or comedic situations. My main aim is to create artworks that are full of mystery, enticement and intrigue through having a degree of anonymity and to present this with a modern twist, to create a look which is both fun and saucy.

How often do you create new works?  

I generally am working on paintings most days and usually complete artworks within a few weeks, however it greatly varies on the complexity or simplicity of the image. In most cases the size of a canvas doesn’t affect the overall time it takes to complete a piece, but commissions can take a little longer.

Your County is 24 page magazine published four times a year and produced by the East Sussex County Council communications team. With news, interviews, photographs and competitions, Your County is a magazine about the services that the ESCC provide and the people who live and work in the East Sussex area.

Editor Amy Hutson,
Your County Communications
East Sussex County Council
County Hall
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes BN7 1UE


I also wanted to add this article, which was written by the Nevill Parish Pump correspondent David Sale and printed in the Sussex Express on 31st October 2014:

"NEVILL ACCOMPLISHMENT: The following is a write-up from our Nevill artist Gavin: I have some great news and wanted to tell you that the New York based charity Visual AIDS are using my artworks to front their upcoming Postcards From The Edge show. This exhibition takes place at different galleries throughout New York, USA and exhibit hundreds of 4” X 6” postcard sized paintings, helping those suffering with HIV or AIDS. Last year, I submitted a painting titled Inspection featuring a little man wearing a gas mask, looking at a woman’s fish-netted foot and this was purchased, within the first hour of the show opening, by the American artist Roger Emmett Braimon. This painting has been selected to front this show, which you can see at the top of the Visual AIDS website at https://www.visualaids.org/"

Friday, October 24, 2014

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

A woman laying on a bed with her legs in the air

Title: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
Date: 2011 & 2014
Size: 18" X 24" (45.7cm X 60.9cm) Deep Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £299.00

 A woman laying on a bed with her legs in the air 
This painting He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, is a rework of the painting from 2011 titled I Think I've Been Hit By Cupid (featured on the right). The reason why I've changed this painting is that although I've always liked the concept, I wanted change the 'yellow' appearance of her skin and change the background to make it a little less pink. So, I've repainted her legs and feet to make them look more natural and have changed the pink bottom part, so that it looks more as if she is laying on the white sheets of a bed.


Friday, October 17, 2014

Oh No!

A woman about to step on a small man with her bare feet.

Title: Oh No!
Date: 2014
Size: 4" X 6" (10.2cm X 15.2cm) Canvas Paper
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

TO BE DISPLAYED at Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, USA in support of Visual AIDS

This painting is due to be exhibited at the Postcards From The Edge 2015 exhibition in support of Visual AIDS in New York, USA.

The Postcards From The Edge show covers the weekend beginning Saturday 7th February where proceeds from the sale of small 4" X 6" postcard sized paintings go towards helping those suffering with HIV or AIDS.

What is Visual AIDS?

"Visual AIDS is the only contemporary arts organization fully committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through producing and presenting visual art projects, while assisting artists living with HIV/AIDS. We are committed to preserving and honoring the work of artists with HIV/AIDS and the artistic contributions of the AIDS movement.

Postcards From The Edge is an exhibition and benefit sale of over 1400 original, postcard-sized works of art by internationally renowned and emerging artists. It is the most exciting and affordable way to add to your art collection." -visualaids.org

The exhibition takes place at the Luhring Augustine Gallery, 531 West 24th Street, New York, NY, 10011, USA on the 7th and 8th of February 2015, with a preview show on the evening of 6th February.

Further details on Visual AIDS can be found at www.visualaids.org and details on the Luhring Augustine gallery at www.luhringaugustine.com.

Postcards From The Edge 2014

Last year for the 2014 Postcards From The Edge show, I exhibited a painting titled Inspection, which was purchased within the first hour of the show opening, by the American artist Roger Emmett Braimon.

From the 1400 artworks that were on display, Visual AIDS have selected the painting Inspection
to front the 2015 Postcards From The Edge exhibition.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Put Yourself In Her Shoes

A woman dangling a red sandal from her foot

Title: Put Yourself In Her Shoes
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

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Cheers! 'hiccup'

A woman laying in a Martini glass whilst drinking wine

Title: Cheers! 'hiccup'
Date: 2014
Size: 13" X 15" (33cm X 38.1cm) Composition Board
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £69.00

This is a fun painting of a girl in a Martini Glass, titled Cheers! 'hiccup'. I originally was just going to give this the simple title of Cheers! as it looks as though she is giving a toast. But then noticing how the bottle is now empty and how she has just tossed it aside. It sure looks as though she could be more than a little tipsy!

A close up of the painting Cheers! 'hiccup' A close up of the painting Cheers! 'hiccup' A close up of the painting Cheers! 'hiccup'

Saturday, September 27, 2014

L. E. Gav Thorpe in
The Sussex Express

On Friday 26th September 2014, the British Sussex newspaper The Sussex Express featured an article of my paintings of legs, feet and shoes and the success of which I had at the 2014 Artwave festival in Lewes.

The article was featured on page 18 of the newspaper and was given the fun title of

Hotfoot to Gavin's exhibition.

Featured in Sussex Express on 26th September 2014

 It was printed with this image of the painting
'Race For Freedom'

Here is a extract from the article, which was reported by Samantha Clark and was written by Susan King:

‘Fun and saucy’ sleek legs, silk-clad feet and stunning high heels are among the original subjects of artworks by an internationally recognised Lewes painter, which featured in the recent Lewes Artwave Festival. 

Gavin Thorpe, 26, from the Nevill Estate is celebrating success in the Festival where artlovers flocked to buy his strong and colourful works.
He has created artworks for collectors in France, England, the USA and Germany. For this year’s Artwave, he exhibited 12 paintings at the Paddock Art Studios, visited by more than 1000 people. When he invigilated the exhibition on the afternoon of Sunday, August 24, he met 144 individuals from the UK, Germany and France. From this show, he picked up commissions from different people and also received brilliant feedback and comments.

Gavin’s technique and use of colour reminds many of his customers of the works of David Hockney.

For those of you that missed this article or live outside the Sussex region, the Sussex Express has made the article available for those to read online at their website at: http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/county-news/hotfoot-to-gavin-s-art-exhibition-in-lewes-1-6320698

I also wanted to add this which was written by Parish Pump correspondent David Sale and printed in the Sussex Express on 19th September 2014:

"ARTWAVE: The following is an excerpt from Nevill resident Gavin Thorpe from his exhibition at The Paddock studios: In total nearly 1,000 people visited the studios and when I invigilated the exhibition on Sunday afternoon, I met 144 people that had come from all around the UK. Some had even come from Germany and France. I picked up a number of commissions from several people and also received some great feedback and comments, such as ‘brilliantly painted and what a great idea’, ‘Magnifique’ and ‘they’re excellent and very very different’. What a result, well done Gavin."

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