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  • John Adams Fine Art Views & Visions

    Views & Visions
    Clark, Mannoni & Valido
    Thursday 2nd – Saturday 11th March 2017

    This exhibition brings together three modern painters, each with their unique views and visions of reality.

    Mairi Clark (b. 1966)
    Contemporary artist Mairi Clark creates a real ‘sense of place’ in her work, reflecting her love of the sea and the Scottish landscape. Clark’s unfettered tapestries of colour show influences of the work of Joan Eardley and William Turner, yet her energetic application of colliding layers of paint suggests an affinity with the Abstract Expressionists’ methods of working. Clark’s nuanced layers of paint and gestural mark-making capture the perpetually changing interplay between sea, sky and landscape.

    Denise Mannoni (1918 – 2003)
    Denise Mannoni spent an idyllic early life on various French colonial islands such as Martinique and Madagascar and was educated by her parents in European History and History of Art. She began drawing and painting as a child, inspired by her delight in the images of European Art and the beauty of the islands. A move to Paris in 1948 saw Mannoni devote herself to painting and allowed her to observe the vibrant world of artists working in post-war Paris. Described by Pariscope as a “smiling and gracious vision of a world close to paradise,” Mannoni’s work continued to be inspired by the warm and vibrant colours of the French colonial islands.

    Rino Valido (b. 1947)
    Contemporary Italian artist Rino Valido attended art school in Genoa and simultaneously trained as an apprentice in graphic design, specialising in the technical aspects of colour printing. A painting trip to the Camargue region of France had a tremendous influence on the artist’s work, inspiring the distillation of colour, shapes and simple perspectives into unified representations of pure colour and tone. Valido’s meticulous studies of colour and form provide the artist with an innate sense of freedom and allow him to spontaneously capture and fix emotions and memories in time.

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  • Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler

    Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler’s move to Belgravia places the firm squarely in the middle of London’s fast-emerging decoration, design and antiques quarter in Pimlico Road. A change of location brings fresh inspiration and a welcome lease of life to this long established interior decorating firm with an unrivalled history of which thecompany remains deservedly proud.

    The new Pimlico Road premises give the interior decorators the opportunity to display their talents in an entirely new context. In the large and flexibly arranged ground floor showrooms a selection of carefully chosen antiques and contemporary pieces will be for sale. Also on show will be a range of lighting, upholstery and other items that can be custom-made to order. The changing display will give a flavour of what the highly experienced Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler designers can achieve for clients,. Regular exhibitions of paintings, modern and traditional, will add to the picture of English decoration at its best.


    Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, founded in the 1930s, is one of the most highly respected interior decorating firm in the UK. The company’s current generation of designers have over 150 years of collective experience between them, and are as used to creating 21st century interiors as they are working on important historic buildings. The company’s reputation is not confined to Britain: there is demand for the designers’ skills and experience world-wide and, even in this country, many of the projects undertaken are for international clients.

    The majority of commissions are private and residential, ranging from some of Britain’s most notable stately homes to modern city apartments, ranches in the Wild West or South America, ski chalets and tropical beach houses.

    The client list (resolutely confidential) includes royalty and celebrities, businessmen and bohemians, with many others in between. The eight interior decorators, each with a support team, work independently of one another and have distinctive areas of expertise, yet with the great advantage of being able to exchange knowledge when necessary. Clients are offered the choice of which designer they feel is right for their commission knowing that they all work to the same high standards. Whether their tastes are classic or cutting-edge contemporary, clients can be confident of attention to detail that ensures their home will be deeply comfortable as well as beautiful to look at; subtle, unobtrusive luxury is taken for granted.

    For further information contact Trudi Ballard, Colefax Group Press Office. Tel: +44 (0)20 7318 6001

  • John Adams Fine Art Winter Sale

    For the month of February only, John Adams Fine Art is promoting a number of back stock items at heavily discounted prices. From 18th Century mezzotints to Modern British art, this exclusive online sale is not to be missed!

    You can view the Winter Sale here »