Lore; a body of traditions and knowledge on a subject or held by a particular group, typically passed from person to person by word of mouth.

And, as we all know word of mouth changes from mouth to mouth, truth becomes folklore, “In the beginning was the word”. Words become pictures, pictures become art, deeds become legends, and legends become truth. There is only one truth in art; truth to oneself.

What we believe is what we are. Seeing is believing. What we don’t see is what’s really there. A landscape can morph into a series of shapes and colours, blocks of shape and colour can become a landscape.

As darkness falls, shadows shift and hares become witches. Cats become familiars, is this the world of imagination? What is imagination? After all, we can’t imagine something we’ve never seen; a dream can only portray what the eye has already absorbed.

Reality is beautiful and it grows everywhere, this is the lore of the land.

David Harrison (Curator)

Hareditary – David Harrison
Hareditary – David Harrison
2008
Clay, found objects and mixed media
Dimensions: 66 x 43 x 26 cm
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Aleister Crowley – Ben Edge
Aleister Crowley – Ben Edge
2018 Framed original oil on canvas     Image size: 25cm x 34cm Outside frame size: 27cm x 36cm     Aleister Crowley dubbed by the press as the ‘wickedest man in the world’, was an occultist, magician, poet, painter, novelist, mountaineer and first to attempt the summit of K2. Born in 1875 to a highly religious family, he lost his father aged 11, resulting in a deep resentment against the morals and religious values of his time. As an adult he became fascinated with the Occult and performed rituals to evoke Pagan and demonic deities and heard voices telling him to form his own religion ‘Thelema’. Throughout his life he was labelled evil for his sadistic acts of sex magic and debauchery and died a penniless Heroin addict living in Hastings. However after his death in 1947 he became a cult icon amongst the youth movements of the 1960’s, even appearing on the ‘Sgt. pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Beatles album cover.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
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Racing – Anne Ryan
Racing – Anne Ryan
Glazed ceramic   Height: 50cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2              
£1,200.00 Add to cart
World of Difference – Paul Hamlyn
World of Difference – Paul Hamlyn
2015 Framed original acrylic, oil and paper on canvas   Image size: 25cm x 31cm Outside frame size: 29cm x 34cm     ownart_spreadthecost_descript2      
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Rite of Spring I – Frances Burden
Rite of Spring I – Frances Burden
Framed Embroidered canvas, cotton and metallic thread   Image size: 15cm x 19cm Outside frame size: 31cm x 39cm   Part of a series looking at artists who worked as set and costumes designers for the Ballets Russes in. In this case Nicholas Roerich, the Russian symbolist painter and mystic , who worked alongside Stravinsky on the original 1913 production.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
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Rite of Spring II – Frances Burden
Rite of Spring II – Frances Burden
Framed Embroidered canvas, cotton and metallic thread   Image size: 15cm x 19cm Outside frame size: 31cm x 39cm   Part of a series looking at artists who worked as set and costumes designers for the Ballets Russes in. In this case Nicholas Roerich, the Russian symbolist painter and mystic , who worked alongside Stravinsky on the original 1913 production.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2  
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Onyx Cave (Stones Against Diamonds)  – Isaac Julien CBE RA
Onyx Cave (Stones Against Diamonds) – Isaac Julien CBE RA
Photographic print 60cm x 80cm
edition of 30 plus 5 artist's proofs (AP 1/5)
Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London, Private Collection © Isaac Julien
Not for sale
A work from the Stones Against Diamonds series, which draws inspiration from a letter written by Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi and was shot in Iceland's remote ice caves. Bo Bardi praises the beauty of semi-precious gems over preferred precious stones, such as diamonds. Shooting in remote Vatnajökull region in South East Iceland Austurland, and using the breath-taking scenery of glistening ice caves as a set for the film, Isaac Julien portrays some of the most beautiful objects as the least precious in a conventional sense.
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Sea Collage – Liz Davis
Sea Collage – Liz Davis
Framed original mixed media   Dimensions: 20cm x 26.5cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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On Fertile Ground (Ghosts) – Vanessa Mitter
On Fertile Ground (Ghosts) – Vanessa Mitter
2018 Japanese watercolour, oil, pen and collage on Japanese wood   Image size: 38cm x 45.5cm Outside frame size: 41cm x 49cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
£795.00 Add to cart
Tether – Cornelia O’Donovan
Tether – Cornelia O’Donovan
Oil on board   Image size: 55cm x 20cm Outside frame size: 29cm x 24cm Not for sale [space_20]      
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Wonders of Skiing – Peter Doig
Wonders of Skiing – Peter Doig
Framed original oil on paper   Image size: 79cm x 112cm outside frame size: 90cm x 123cm Not For Sale   A white cat in the land of snow and ice sits incongruously in front of the Matterhorn, a mountain famous for luring climbers to their death. This feline presence stares out at us as bold and beautiful as the mountain itself continuing to invent mythology. David Harrison (Curator) [space_20]  
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Saint Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe – Amber Rowlands
Saint Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe – Amber Rowlands
Framed photographic print, 1 of an edition of 10.   Image size: 25cm x 31cm Outside frame size: 32cm x 42cm   ‘Saint Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe’ is a series of photographs predominantly taken in and around the last of Sir Christopher Wren's churches in the City of London. By comparison with some of his earlier more extravagant buildings, St Andrew's is understated; it has a simple brick exterior with a rectangular brick nave and chancel with white stone quoins, and an unembellished west tower.   [space_20]    
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St Francis with Two Doves – Ann Farley
St Francis with Two Doves – Ann Farley
Framed original mixed media   Image size: 20cm x 28cm Outside frame size: 27cm x 36cm   “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the Wisdom to know the difference . Live one day at a time enjoying one moment at a time and accept hardships as the way to find peace “ (St Francis)   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
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Gore’s Island – Gavin Lockheart
Gore’s Island – Gavin Lockheart
2013 Framed original oil on canvas   Image size: 48cm x 48cm Outside frame size: 50cm x 50cm SOLD   [space_20]        
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Hare and Moon – David Harrison
Hare and Moon – David Harrison
Framed original oil on reinforced cardboard   Image size: 30cm x 32cm Outside frame size: 38cm x 38cm   [space_20]        
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Manifest – Toby Boundy
Manifest – Toby Boundy
2010 Framed original oil on linen   Image size: 50cm x 60cm Outside frame size: 53cm x 63cm   This painting is from a series started in 2010 with Manifest. Begun without preparatory work they are in effect “automatic paintings”. Rather than built or constructed they are shewn. Summoned through a psychotropic process the paintings are reverse excavations, revealed from the void of the blank canvas. Like platonic forms they exist already in the ether waiting to be teased into being. ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
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On the Surface – Haydn Cottam
On the Surface – Haydn Cottam
2016 Framed original oil on canvas   Image size: 60cm x 76cm Outside frame size: 64cm x 80cm [space_20]    
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La Diablesse – Simone Doig
La Diablesse – Simone Doig
2017 Framed original oil on canvas   Image size: 50cm x 60cm Outside frame size: 53cm x 63cm   My painting is based on the Trinidadian folklore character La Diablesse. La Diablesse is both the epitome of feminine beauty and the image of demonic lust. She roams at night, with restless eyes and a corpse- like face that is hidden under a wide-brimmed hat. She wears the clothes of a bygone era, typically a long dress with puffy sleeves and petticoat skirts. The skirts conceals her infamous cloven foot. She appears on the nights when the moon is full and waits along lonely paths for drifting men. La Diablesse will trick the man into following her deep into the jungle where he will fall into his fatal death, either by making him lost so that he cannot find his way out, or tricking him into walking off a cliff, or her seemingly preferred method, to cause him to fall into a nearby river and drown.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2      
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Pony Person – Keith Pointing
Pony Person – Keith Pointing
Framed original oil on canvas   Image size: 40.5cm x 50.5cm Outside frame size: 44cm x 54cm     To the viewer this might be a depiction of Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream, but this person sits with a pony's head with a golden mane rather than a donkey's head. It floats in isolation above the stems of large yellow daisies against a background of a forest background in perhaps underwater, as bubbles float up from it’s head. ownart_spreadthecost_descript2            
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Scenic Route – Abigail Lane
Scenic Route – Abigail Lane
Framed digital print edition 6)   Image size: 51cm x 66.5cm Outside frame size: 60cm x 74cm   SOLD   [space_20]        
£555.00 Add to cart
Blue Owl in Green Wood – David Harrison
Blue Owl in Green Wood – David Harrison
Framed original oil on reinforced cardboard   Image size: 30cm x 30cm Outside frame size: 37.5cm x 40cm   [space_20]        
£3,000.00 Add to cart
Persephone – Vanessa Mitter
Persephone – Vanessa Mitter
Oil and pen on canvas   Image size: 30.5cm x 41cm Outside frame size: 34cm x 44cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
£640.00 Add to cart
Beach – George Young
Beach – George Young
2018 Framed original oil on paper   Image size: 98cm x 65.5cm Outside frame size: 105cm x 75cm   This is a painting of a beach in Morocco that reminded me of the Dorset coast where I grew up. Its a seaside view without the sea in it so there's something fairly obvious missing. This somehow makes the land more emphatic I think. I was struck by how this place, despite its homeliness and familiarity to me, was the edge of a giant continent bordering an enormous ocean which I have no knowledge of. Originally I had a horse in the painting being chased by a dog - something I saw while on that beach. It was quite a disturbing thing to witness, but I painted it out because the landscape itself seemed to have its own kind of drama.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2              
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Emblem – Andrew Child
Emblem – Andrew Child
Glazed ceramic   The ceramic pieces are meant to evoke excavated objects that might have been buried for a long time, emblems that used to have some function or meaning but are now relics.   Dimensions: 8.5cm x 9cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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Emblem 2 – Andrew Child
Emblem 2 – Andrew Child
Glazed ceramic   The ceramic pieces are meant to evoke excavated objects that might have been buried for a long time, emblems that used to have some function or meaning but are now relics.   Dimensions: 8.5cm x 9cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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Exumed Demon – Andrew Child
Exumed Demon – Andrew Child
Glazed ceramic   The ceramic pieces are meant to evoke excavated objects that might have been buried for a long time, emblems that used to have some function or meaning but are now relics.   Dimensions: 15cm x 19cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2                
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Untitled – Andrew Child
Untitled – Andrew Child
Glazed ceramic   The ceramic pieces are meant to evoke excavated objects that might have been buried for a long time, emblems that used to have some function or meaning but are now relics.   Dimensions: 17cm x 12cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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Untitled – Andrew Child
Untitled – Andrew Child
Glazed ceramic   The ceramic pieces are meant to evoke excavated objects that might have been buried for a long time, emblems that used to have some function or meaning but are now relics.   Dimensions: 16.5cm x 20cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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Tinkerbell – Nicky Hoberman
Tinkerbell – Nicky Hoberman
2019 Framed original pastel on canvas   Image size: 50cm x 50cm Outside frame size: 56cm x 56cm     ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
£1,200.00 Add to cart
The Pond Before Mad Bess – Ross Taylor
The Pond Before Mad Bess – Ross Taylor
2013 - 2016 Framed original mixed media on wooden panel   Image size: 41.5cm x 32cm Outside frame size: 45cm x 35.5cm   The painting is a memory of a pond I would walk to with friends when I was about 14. It was the edge of our world, a point already deep in Ruislip Woods that we rarely seemed to get past. We spent hours there waiting, before setting off to walk home. It was a friendship we had with a place, another person in the our collection of weirdo's. ownart_spreadthecost_descript2              
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Junk Street – Ben Clarke
Junk Street – Ben Clarke
2018 Framed original oil on canvas   Image size: 41cm x 51cm Outside frame size: 44cm x 54cm “Junk Street", 2018, depicts a fictional street corner in urban, industrial England. The characters, who slip and saunter along the pavement, bearing witness to the grime of their surroundings, as if they were part of some ritual procession, could come out of any decade in the last 60 years. Comprising an anecdotal distillation of workaday capitalist alienation, the pedestrians ignore one another as they ignore us. They're set on their own courses like machines.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
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The Spring Equinox – Ben Edge
The Spring Equinox – Ben Edge
2017 Framed original oil on canvas     Image size: 40cm x 40cm Outside frame size: 42cm x 42cm   Every year on what has considered to be sacred ground since Neolithic times and once known as 'The Great White Mound' a group of Neo Druids from the 'Druid Order' meet to celebrate the Spring Equinox that marks the time of the year when night and day are of equal length and to bless the land to ensure a fruitful year ahead. The ceremony is also held in London to demonstrate the Pagans belief that the City of London will eventually return back to its natural state and nature will reclaim it. This was a ritual that I observed first hand that inspired and resulted in this painting.   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2    
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SP5 – Danny Rolph
SP5 – Danny Rolph
2017 Framed original acrylic on canvas   Image size: 12.5cm x 17.5cm Outside frame size: 16cm x 21cm       ownart_spreadthecost_descript2            
£600.00 Add to cart
SP9 – Danny Rolph
SP9 – Danny Rolph
2017 Framed original acrylic on canvas   Image size: 12.5cm x 17.5cm Outside frame size: 16cm x 21cm       ownart_spreadthecost_descript2            
£600.00 Add to cart
Earth and Blue Bands – Andrew Child
Earth and Blue Bands – Andrew Child
Acrylic on board   Dimensions: 34cm x 29cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2                
£600.00 Add to cart
Earth and Blue Bands #2 – Andrew Child
Earth and Blue Bands #2 – Andrew Child
Acrylic on board   Dimensions: 34cm x 29cm   ownart_spreadthecost_descript2                
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Tabbed Parallelogram – Andrew Child
Tabbed Parallelogram – Andrew Child
Acrylic on layered canvas   These paintings - structured in horizontal bands combining blues and earth colours - could be reminiscent of a low-lying landscape by the sea. They are made by cutting and folding the surface in a relatively informal and unstructured process.   Dimensions: 26.5cm x 32cm ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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Archers Drawing May 2017 – Sacha Craddock
Archers Drawing May 2017 – Sacha Craddock
Framed original oil pastel on paper   Image size: 76cm x 56cm Outside frame size: 84.5cm x 65cm     ownart_spreadthecost_descript2      
£1,000.00 Add to cart
Juvenile Tawny Owl – Patricia Jordan
Juvenile Tawny Owl – Patricia Jordan
Framed original charcoal on arches 100% cotton   Image size: 51cm x 66.5cm Outside frame size: 60cm x 74cm   Renee had died the year before and her cottage was left empty. Tangled in the human hazards of the countryside, this inexperienced Tawny owl had flown down the chimney and couldn’t find a way out..     ownart_spreadthecost_descript2          
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Hare with Tongue Sticking Out – Ed Hill
Hare with Tongue Sticking Out – Ed Hill
2017 Framed original oil on paper   Image size: 41cm x 29cm Outside frame size: 59cm x 48cm     ownart_spreadthecost_descript2        
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