Looking Bright for Spring

With the first signs of spring appearing and Mother's Day just around the corner we've put together a fresh window display with a sample of our beautiful Caroline Gardner Mother's Day cards. Also in the window we have limited edition prints by Debbie Boon that are so full of life and character, our favorite has to be the springer spaniel, just look at those ears!
Along with many new prints this week we have also had a recent restock from 'Retro Lamp Works' with more unique lamps now in our gallery.

Gallery Update

Exciting new pieces have arrived this week which are now up in our freshly reorganized gallery, come and have a browse! Along with new artwork, our ready-made frames have also been restocked and with more on the way.
In a wonderful new addition to Sevenoaks Art Shop we now stock beautiful, unique lamps from Retro Lamp Works which add character to any room.

Opening Times this Christmas

We will be closing up early tomorrow so please make sure to pick up your framing orders in the morning if you haven't done so already!

Thank you and Merry Christmas! 

Christmas opening hours

Christmas Eve    9.30am – 2.00pm

Christmas Day     closed

Boxing Day             closed

Tuesday 27th          closed

Wednesday 28th    closed

Thursday 29th        open

Friday 30th             open

New Years Eve        9.30am – 2.00pm

Monday 2nd January  closed

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Sevenoaks Art Shop

Christmas is just around the corner...

It's Bublé season here at the art shop, and with that we've been decorating, with 'Holly Jolly Christmas' playing on repeat getting us into that festive spirit we are now ready for the Christmas lights switch on this Friday 25th.
In our windows this week we have some exciting new pieces by Roger Fitzgerald that are included in his new book 'Buildings of London' presented in beautifully minimal white frames.

Can you spot our new little bird garden ornaments? Beautifully crafted and only £30!

Can you spot our new little bird garden ornaments? Beautifully crafted and only £30!

Work by Nigel Cooke and John Russel looking striking in black lacquer frames in our second window this week.

Work by Nigel Cooke and John Russel looking striking in black lacquer frames in our second window this week.

P.s Who loves our little baby frame baubles as much as we do?!

This Weeks Windows!

With Summer showing the first signs of conceding to Autumn, this weeks window celebrates the change of the seasons, with the Autumnal prints of Melvyn Evans, and original paintings of John Russell, contrasting with the summery playfulness of Quentin Blake and Anna Pugh. If you fancy trying your hand at Lino printing, come in check out our range of tools and materials. 

Olympic Games: Rio 2016

Can you believe 4 years have passed since the London Olympics?! Tonight Rio de Janeiro hosts the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games. To get into the sporting spirit we've recreated the Olympic rings using various art materials that can be found in the shop, including our freshly restocked Pebeo art materials.

Go Team GB!

July in Colour: Quentin Blake and more

A window to celebrate summer-time reading and making art. There is something about the bright mid-summer that invites dreaming, it is a time for disappearing into the garden for reading about far-away places and kingdoms. We have a print of Peter Pan created out of the full text of the book, a perfect gift for dreamers young and old. Proving to be a huge hit with our customers we have acquired editions of Quentin Blake illustrations of our favourite Roald Dahl stories. You might be going to see The BFG at the cinema, but did you know that there is currently a spectacular exhibition of Quentin Blake's illustrations of The BFG at the House of Illustration in London?

As the summer holidays draw nearer, school leavers all over are celebrating their achievements. What better than to have a momento of that day when you sign your best friend's shirt? We have lots of fabricolor pens in stock just for the occassion. They are also ideal for decorating t-shirts, caps, plimsolls, bags ...

Artists who Lunch

Here at Sevenoaks Art Shop we are very excited to see the opening of 'Bills' just across the road so we thought we'd showcase some of our brightest and best art and prints for the viewing pleasure of those enjoying good food and great service over the road. 
We've had a recent restock of items from designers U Studios including gorgeous graphic notebooks along with a selection of bold and quirky occasion cards. 

May Window

May time brings long spring evenings, and warm days - time for a change and a new window exhibition. Juliet has put together a fresh collection of Mac McKeown's dreamy watercolours of Kent, Anthony Lawman's London paintings, Caroline Richmond prints of evocative seascapes and a superb Venetian limited edition.

Inspired to pick up a brush? We have just taken delivery of Winsor and Newton watercolour Sketchers Pocket Box ideal for painting in the sunshine.


Happy Easter!

We're getting ready for Easter, packing the window exhibition with spring-time feeling for the long weekend break. (We've also squeezed in an England rugby shirt in celebration of the recent Six Nations Rugby win!)


Easter Weekend Opening times:
Good Friday - Closed
Saturday 26th - Open 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 27th - Closed
Monday 28th - Closed
Tuesday 29th - Open 9.30am - 5pm as usual

Gilding Inspiration

Nothing says sumptuous more than an elegantly gilded frame. There is a certain kind of crafty thrill which comes from gilding interesting found objects and collectibles. It can be just the thing to bring some shimmer to a tired picture frame, or a lamp, or seashells, perhaps a piece of furniture if you're feeling adventurous. A gilded letter edge for would make extravagant wedding invitations.

We have a range of gilding supplies in a variety of bright metallic hues - from Treasure Gold wax and Liquid Leaf bright metallics to Goldfinger gilt cream. They are so simple to use, and can be applied to so many different surfaces.

Hello, March. New Window!

Treat your mum to a beautiful card this mothers day as displayed in our window! 
The girls worked hard on Saturday to brighten up our display just as spring approaches, with a fresh theme decking the windows out with vibrant floral landscapes and inspiring craft supplies for starting spring themed art projects.

Anthony Nield in Leisure Painter Magazine

Each month local artist Anthony Nield has an article in Leisure Painter magazine taking us step by step through his drawing process.

Pick up a copy of Leisure Painter Magazine at your local news agents and follow his tutorial on pen and wash. See if you can spot his mention of us here at Sevenoaks Art Shop which he very kindly included.