Silas Birtwistle - part of his Global Sustainable Fine Art Project taken up by NOKIA TV ADVERT!

See more on the wonderful armchairs we have for sale, as featured in the new Nokia Destination E7 Advert campaign and video documentary about to be released. For more, go to our Fine Art, Business and the World Blog

Contact us for more on the two actual chairs on the advert if you are interested in obtaining them for your home, office or project. They will come with the photo and documentary background of the global project A TABLE FROM THE SEA'S EDGE (click to learn more).

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Posted by Claire on Thu, 26 May 2011
tags: Sustainable Art, Biodiversity, Davos World Summit, Nagoya Japan, Conference on Biodiversity, Fine Art, Driftwood, Fine Furniture, Silas Birtwistle

Animal - istic Art - Inspiration + Devotion in Every Canvas

Maria Teresa Miriel tells about the source of her inspiration for painting wild creatures and domestic animals, why clients choose her work and these subjects as gifts & to adorn their homes.

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"I do so love animals. I simply feel tremendous tenderness towards them. They are wonderful creatures but are not always treated as they deserve, and too often with a total lack of respect, consideration and cruelty. It breaks my heart when remembering some occasions and not only feeling sad but truly furious about the unfairness of the situations I have known or heard.

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I think that animals are like defenceless children no matter how fierce they can be. If you chain them, beat them or simply don’t give them food or water, they will die, no matter how strong and wild that animal is. The poor creatures can’t speak, cry or call for help. They do feel and suffer. There are so many proofs of it… I cooperate with dog rescue centres and they have too many stories that can back this statement! We should, we must be their voices… they need our help.

I live in Spain, Andalucía, a wonderful country but unfortunately not known for their love to animals. Luckily and gradually things are changing, for the better, with people becoming more aware of the necessity to be kind and respectful towards them. Sadly it hasn’t been like this and still there is a long way to go. But now, there are more societies created for animal protection, my husband and I, sponsor a donkey from the Donkey Sanctuary in Antequera, near Malaga. It is such a marvellous experience to visit that place. It is worth every minute of it. Also, our dog of 12 years old now was a stray, found abandoned near our house, like so many poor dogs around Christmas time… so sad. That is one of the main reasons why I probably enjoy painting animals so much. I have painted pets, horses and also zebras, lions, beautiful Bengal tigers, etc. I feel that they can be portrayed as works of art in themselves and decorate our walls in a different and magnificent way.

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And those paintings fit equally well in a classical or modern environment. A big painting of an animal can fill up the room and create a unique atmosphere all by itself. I have often heard with great satisfaction particularly from lady clients how happy they are when buying from me the painting of an animal and giving it as a present to their husband . Otherwise, they tell me, he would have just ended up with the usual seascape, landscape, boat or map picture… but a painting of an animal? Well, that is simply wonderful, something special … nobody remains indifferent to it. I like to think that my particular love of animals helps to add power to the impact of those unique subjects."

To buy Maria Teresa Miriel's works or for exhibition arrangements, trade and corporate sales and partnerships contact The Fine Art Partnership Ltd TM . We work with your preferences on every level: ideas, periods, color-ways, artist or genre with access to extensive collections and artists who create on commission as well. All works are available as commissions by contacting to discuss or to ask for a quote.

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Posted by Claire on Wed, 26 Jan 2011
tags: - Bespoke Marketing + Development for the Creative Industries

New website for Marketing projects including the Fine Art and Antique industry. See CS Consult for sectors covered, project examples/presentation. expertise available to help you with your marketing project in hand, exciting marketing ideas and to realise your marketing potential.

Posted by Claire on Fri, 7 Jan 2011

Maria Teresa Miriel - Andalusian Artist with a flair for the Renaissance

December 2010 begins The Fine Art Partnership Ltd TM cooperation with artist, muralist and interior specialist Maria Teresa Miriel. We show 12 of her neo-Renaissance works, inspired by her studies and work in Italy. These works may be purchased before Christmas 2010 and commissions can be taken for similar pieces, customised for our Interior Design clients, as well as private persons for their own homes or as gifts. Read more about and comment on Maria Teresa Miriel's work on Fine Art, Business and the World

Posted by Claire on Thu, 2 Dec 2010

Mark Briscoe - Chinoiserie Painter

"Oriental lacquer and Eastern miniature painting had always fascinated me, and I wanted to learn the technique, so I went to India and spent several months with an artist in Rajasthan," says Mrk Drake-Briscoe, a London-based decorative artist. "The brush skills I gained were invaluable for painting detailed foliate work on Chinese furniture." Joanna Wood, along with some of Britain's top furniture dealers, commissions Briscoe to produce lacquered chinoiserie chests, chairs and low tables. Designers send Briscoe either a piece of furniture or a sketch, which he works into a design that a local cabinetmaker can construct and he will then decorate. Often Briscoe copies antiques, such as an 18th century bureau secretaire with a USD375,000 price tag that he had seen at a shop. "I apply my decoration to various types of furniture, some Chinese and some Western, " Says Briscoe, who uses 22-karat gold for the chinoiserie that he paints. "Every leaf and every fern is painted with minute care, and I patinate the entire surface to give the piece an antique finish." Mark Drake-Briscoe - from Architectural Digest February, 2000 Mark Briscoe Professional Profile on FINE ART, BUSINESS & THE WORLD Blog

Posted by Claire on Sat, 4 Sep 2010