Monday, July 20, 2015

He's Just Far Too Clingy!

A small man hanging on to the heel of a woman's shoe.

Title: He's Just Far Too Clingy!
Date: 2015
Size: 10" X 12" (25.4cm X 30.5cm) 1 inch Deep Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £69.00

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

L. E. Gav Thorpe
'Feetured' in
The Daily Mirror

Today, Wednesday 1st July, 2015 the British national newspaper The Daily Mirror have followed up on my last two articles about my artworks of women's legs, feet and shoes and featured me again. You might recall that I was last featured in The Daily Mirror on Wednesday 7th August 2013 (in the article Leg art feetures in an exhibition) and previous to that on Wednesday 15th August 2012 (in the article Give Me A Leg-Up).

This time the article was made the main feature of page 43 and had a great title of:

'My Leg Artwork is now Running Hot'

On Wednesday 1st July, 2015 the British national newspaper featured L. E. Gav ThorpeThis photo of me that they have published, was again one of those taken from the same hour long professional photo-shoot that I did on 25th July 2012, with a selection of all of my current paintings at that time. The photographer who I worked with for this was Mike Moore and the article was again written and edited by Charlotte Raynsford.

I'm sorry to say that at the moment The Daily Mirror haven't yet made this article available online, however I have scanned a copy of the article for you, so you can read here.

Also, you can still read the first article that The Daily Mirror published in 2012 online at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/financial-advice-for-struggling-artists-and-personal-1271128

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

What A Great Escape

A small shrunken man climbing down a rope which is tied to the back of woman's sling-back heels.

Title: What A Great Escape
Date: 2012 & 2015
Size: 20" X 16" (50.8cm X 40.6cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £149.00

A small shrunken man climbing down a rope which is tied to the back of woman's sling-back heels.
Here is a small shrunken man climbing down a rope which is tied to the back of woman's sling-back heels - I wonder what he is escaping from?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

It's Time for the 2015 Artists United Art Extravaganza Show!

Artists United 2015 PosterWhat is Artists United? 
Artists United is an annual open art exhibition created by Lewes Community Football Club to bring together the best established artists under one roof. Local artists have come together to support the club since 2009, and the 2015 show is looking be the most successful yet. Last year more than 300 pieces by more than 90 local artists were exhibited.

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 Lewes community.

The show will be taking place at The Foundry Gallery, Old Market Lane Garage, 32 North Street, Lewes, BN7 2PH, where there is also plenty of parking opposite. All paintings, photographs and other types of artworks will together be showcased.

The dates for Artist United are Friday 26th June, Saturday 27th June and Sunday 28th June. 10.00am – 6.00pm. The 'Private view' preview show is on Thursday 25th July from 6pm - 9pm.

Entry to the show is Free.
Opening times are 10am each day until 6pm 

At this years 2015 show you will be able to see the following paintings -

Price - £99.00

Price - £69.00

Price - £299.00

Artists United 2015 PosterWith plans gathering steam for North Street and the imminent redevelopment of the North Street/Phoenix area of Lewes, this will be the last year of AU at the Foundry Gallery. 

So it's going to be an extravaganza!

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

Plus this was also featured in 'The Sussex Express'

The newspaper for the Lewes and Wealden Districts 'The Sussex Express' recently featured an article on Friday 5th June 2015 with a large 1/4 page image of the above painting 'Them, These or Those'.

The Sussex Express Featured the L. E. Gav Thorpe painting 'Them, These or Those'.

This is a copy of the article:

"Gavin Thorpe (aka L. .E. Gav Thorpe) is going to be a part of this year’s Artist United Show at the Foundry Gallery in North Street, taking place between Friday to Sunday, June 26 to 28, with a preview show on the evening of Thursday June 25, exhibiting the following paintings 'Walking The Floor Over You', 'Them, These or Those' and 'Footfall'. All of these paintings will all be for sale at the show."

Added on Monday 29th June 2015

The 2015 Artist United show was a massive success, with hundreds of people coming to see the 250+ artworks (paintings, sculptures and photographs). Although it's not very often that any original artworks sell at these local exhibitions, it is always a great opportunity to meet with new people, showcase artworks and support the local community through these fund-raising projects. I am pleased to say that from the 2015 Artist United show, more than £2500 was raised for the Lewes Community Football Club. The paintings listed above titled Them, These or Those, Walking The Floor Over You and Footfall remain for sale through this website

Sunday, June 14, 2015

L. E. Gav Thorpe is now designing
Silk T-Shirts & Scarves
for VIDA


I am so proud and pleased to be able to announce that several of my artworks and designs are now being turned into unique and gorgeous Silk Scarves and T-Shirts all with the help of VIDA.

Based in San Francisco, California, USA, VIDA is a Google Ventures-backed fashion e-commerce platform that brings together designers and makers from around the world to create original, inspiring apparel in a socially conscious way. Using innovations in technology, VIDA gives designers the chance to convert their design vision into products like scarves, tops, and dresses.

Founded by Pakistan native Umaimah Mendhro, VIDA is different from other similar companies as they allow their customers to influence the roll-out by using pre-order numbers on all of their designs, which all goes to make its production process far more efficient and cost effective for their customers, without sacrificing the well being of their manufacturers. In addition, for every VIDA product made, the company also offers literacy programs for the makers in Karachi, Pakistan.

One more great thing is - Right now YOU can get a 20% discount on ANY of these products above by using this redemption code: VIDAVOICES

This is a short documentary about the VIDA story so far:

Please take a look at my VIDA collection:  

or contact the VIDA team directly at:
Website - http://www.shopvida.com
Email - hi@shopvida.com
Phone -  (415) 379-4325
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/shopatvida
Twitter - https://twitter.com/shopvida

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Not This Type Of Squash

A small squash player being stepped on by a woman wearing pink high heel sandals.

Title: Not This Type Of Squash
Date: 2015
Size: 12" X 16" (30.5cm X 40.6cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £99

Not This Type Of Squash

I originally wanted to give this painting the title 'I Didn't Want To Play This Type of Squash Game!' but that title was a little too long especially for the size of this canvas. So it had to be shortened to 'Not This Type Of Squash'.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

L. E. Gav Thorpe Prints
are now avaliable through
EN1 Prints

http://www.en1prints.co.uk EN1 Prints I've recently teamed up with EN1 Prints who professionally turn original works of art into high quality and yet always extremely affordable wall prints.

Based in Enfield in North London, EN1 Prints use the latest Eco-Friendly printing technology from some of the best experts in the industry, to produce unique and affordable wall prints that are printed examples of the artworks from both artists and photographers around the world!


Founded by Ceri Thomas & Co Founded by James Matty, EN1 Prints has been formed to offer the very best, different and amazing art prints to make every wall smile!. With an excited, enthusiastic and passionate artistic team they believe strongly that every wall deserves the chance to be happy and that everyone should be able to enjoy art that is always at an affordable price!

You can contact EN1 Prints by
Phone - 0208 367 8421 or for those outside the UK  +44 208 367 8421
Email - hello@en1prints.co.uk
Write to - EN1 Prints Limited. 63 Percival Road. Enfield, EN1 1QS. United Kingdom.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


A woman holding down her dress that has blown in the wind

Title: Whoosh
Date: 2015
Size: 12" X 16" (30.5cm X 40.6cm) Standard Edge Canvas - No need for framing. Sides painted in Deep Black.
Medium: Oil
Artist: L. E. Gav Thorpe

Price: £99

A close up image of the painting WhooshA close up image of the painting WhooshThis painting is very similar to an earlier piece that I created back in 2011 titled How To Make a Man Blush!. With this painting however, I wanted to add her hands, so that she's holding the dress and to also have her wearing red sandals rather than peep-toe heels.

Both paintings were inspired by the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch starring Marilyn Monroe.