Focus on British Artists

May 16, 2022
John Piper

This month we are excited to focus on a selection of paintings by exceptional British artists. John Piper, pictured above with the mixed media on paper Auzay, Vendée, France, is followed by Peter Kelly, featuring two wonderful examples: Doorway to the Dining Room, Long Hill, Massachusetts and Palazzo Polignac, Venice - a special dedication to the enchanting city currently hosting the Art Biennale. We also spotlight an evocative still life by Brian Davies, and a very recent acquisition by our Artist of the Month Frederick Gore CBE RA



Peter Kelly NEAC RBA, Doorway to the Dining Room, Long Hill, Massachusetts
Oil on canvas: 38 cm x 28 cm
Framed size: 55 cm x 44 cm
Signed with initials



Brian Davies was an internationally renowned artist who brought the concept of still life up to date. These still life studies are strongly influenced by Dutch Old Master paintings of the 17th century. Throughout his career, Davies developed an enduring interest in still life, displaying a talent that matured over the years.


Brian Davies (1942-2014), Twist-glass and Apricot

Oil on canvas: 25 cm x 20 cm


Artist of the Month
Frederick Gore CBE RA (1913-2009)


Painter, teacher, and writer, Frederick Gore was born in Richmond, Surrey, and was the son of the artist Spencer Gore. He studied at Trinity College and Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford, 1932-4, and finally at Westminster School of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, 1934-7. In the last year of his studies he had his first one man show at the Redfern Gallery, followed by a series there after World War II. Read more...


Pictured: Flowers from Provence, oil on canvas: 90 cm x 70 cm (framed size: 110 cm x 90 cm).

About the author

John Adams

Founded in 1990, John Adams Fine Art specialises in 20th century French art and modern and contemporary paintings and sculpture.John Adams Fine Art also represents the Estates of two exceptional French artists to emerge from the Post War period, Othello Radou (1910 - 2006) and Denise Mannoni (1918 - 2003).