X Christmas Gifts from Royal Academy of Arts X


Perfect Christmas gifts for art and design lovers…

The gift that lasts all year: Friends of the RA membership

Give Friends membership to an art lover this Christmas, so they (and a family guest) can enjoy a year of exciting exhibitions including RubensAi WeiweiDiebenkornand Cornell, not to mention access to the stunning Keeper’s House and a host of other benefits.

Standard Friends membership starts from £97 a year
Young Friends membership (16-25 years) is £45 a year
To ensure delivery for Christmas, please place your order by 12 December 2014.

Buy online or call the Friends Office on 020 7300 5664

For stocking fillers and more: explore the RA Shop 

You’ll find an extensive range of exquisite homewares, accessories and inspired pieces. From limited edition items designed and inspired by some of the leading names in Contemporary Art, to one-off pieces produced exclusively for the Royal Academy of Arts, the RA Shop is the perfect place for unique artist-inspired gifts this Christmas.



X Atousa Raissyan Inspirational Artwork X




My artwork takes the viewer through a spiritual journey.  a journey to let go of the unwanted, to find self love, happiness, alignment, and gain awareness.  It is artwork for an enlightened soul or one that is on the path to enlightenment.  I get inspiration in different ways and bring it out either in paintings, drawings, photo manipulation, or combine them into digital art.  The artworks are inspired by a meditation, poetry, quote, or people around me.  Most of the inspiration comes from Rumi, Hafez, Osho, Mooji, and Kahlil Gibran.  in the description for most of the artwork you will see the quote or poem that inspired the artwork.  I wish that my work brings joy, excitement and inspiration to whoever views them.  www.atousaraissyan.com/blog.html


X Lucy Jade Sylvester – Christmas Open Studio 2014 X

Christmas Open Studio 2014

This year seem to have whizzed by even faster than ever, the log fires are lit, but I’m not opening the mulled wine until the Christmas open studio!

The studio will be open:
Saturday 6th December 11-5.30pm and
Sunday 7th December 11-5.30pm

I will have many pieces for you to try on whilst nibbling on a mince pie or two, if there is a piece you particularly would like to see, please do let me know so I can make sure I have one aside.





X Peter Rusby’s Beautiful Landscape Paintings X




I am self-taught, apart from my school days, and have been painting regularly only for three years.  I like to paint scenes or people that are attractive and interesting, adding to their visual attraction with strong colour combinations and enhanced forms. Since starting to paint regularly I have had paintings accepted for the Chelsea Arts Club and Winchester Art Club exhibitions.




X Opening of our newly-refurbished ceramic studio – Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea

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Newly-refurbished ceramic studio on Saturdays 29th November and 6th December, 12-6 pm at Unit 7, Broadway Market Mews E8 4TS.
Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea
m : m studio ceramics
unit 7
Broadway Market Mews
E8 4TS

X Stuart Herd – Saturday 29th November 2014 X



 Stuart’s latest forthcoming exhibition – ‘Loch Fyne Views’, over 20 new paintings. I will also be introducing my ‘Yacht Series’ – Charcoal drawings on Original charts and maps around Scotland. These will be showcased alongside original and unique ideas for Christmas gifts.

All the images will be available to view on my website  www.artstuart.com from late on Friday night.

I hope to see you on Saturday (Nov. 29th) for a glass of wine or in the run up to Christmas at The Harbour Gallery.

X Sophie Mitchell & Rachel Ducker Invitation … X


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Rachel and Sophie Michell are hosting a festive evening of complimentary drinks and canapés on 4th December, 2014.
Sophie is the executive chef at the Pont St Restaurant situated in London’s chic Belgraves Hotel in Belgravia.  Sophie has worked in some of London’s top Michelin-starred restaurants, has appeared on numerous TV shows and has published 6 cookbooks.
Rachel will be showing her latest collection of unique wire sculptures and Sophie will be offering signed cookbooks.Please RSVP to rachelducker@hotmail.com