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AntikBar vintage travel posters

AntikBar

404 Kings Road, London, SW10 0LJ

phone: 020 7352 9309

AntikBar is the London gallery specialising in original vintage posters covering a wide variety of subjects - travel, advertising, sport, cinema, war, propaganda - from around the world, available to view at their gallery and online, with worldwide delivery. 

AntikBar holds regular original vintage poster auctions and offers professional linen backing and poster restoration services. They provide collection advice and consultancy services and can source posters for collectors, individual clients, interior designers, museums and other institutions. 

Original vintage posters are a true form of art with a purpose, designed to deliver a particular message through striking designs and created to grab the attention of passers-by, presenting artists with the challenge of condensing the message or concept into a precise, short visual and written form in a single artwork. They are important items of social history that capture the essence of the time they were printed. 

The variety of sizes, subjects and styles in poster design make them perfect as a gift and adaptable to any interior design, from contemporary to traditional. As original antique and vintage items, they are also eco-friendly. Original vintage posters are recognised as a sound art investment that can be enjoyed every day. 

Joelle Kem Lika water lilies

Joëlle Kem Lika

Studios in Acquitaine and Burgundy

phone: +33 (0)1 7557 6117

Joëlle Kem LIka is an artist whose paintings are life-affirming, exuberant and full of vibrant colour.

At the heart of her work is a wish to celebrate and encourage us all to prize the natural world; indeed she says she draws her inspiration entirely from nature: 'I try to capture the strength of life in my works, such as the force of the sea, the vibrancy of life in the ocean, and the delight to be had from flowers, skies and sunsets.' 

She works in watercolour and acrylic paints and genres she specialises in include abstracts, impressionism and painting from the perspective of being in a situation - so as an artist she's imagining what it would be like to be in a wave or to be a ladybird inside a flower.

By Dee McLean, Hampstead Heath in summer

Dee McLean Art

London NW5

Dee is an artist inspired by nature, be it her local Hampstead Heath, Louisiana or Canada - the latter two are important to her because she lived in the former and her daughter now lives in the latter.  Dee has a background in medical drawings but in recent years has returned to painting the natural world using watercolours predominantly. She captures the detail of vegetation while her paintings transmit the relaxed nonchalence of the natural world.  Dee is very committed to communicating how climate change is affecting the planet and her art depicts a changing world. You can buy giclee prints of Dee's original works, or commission a painting.

The Strathearn Gallery

The Strathearn Gallery, 32 West High Street Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4DL

phone: 01764 656100

The Strathearn Gallery is a fabulous contemporary art gallery in Crieff, set up in 1994 and run by Susan Bennett. The gallery is well known for exhibiting original work from leading Scottish artists as well as supporting new and up-and-coming artists. The gallery sells a mouth-watering selection of applied art including ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery at prices ranging from £50 into the hundreds - if you're looking for a special present for someone, this gallery will be the place to find it. It's also a member of the Own Art scheme which allows you to pay a deposit plus 10 monthly payments when buying a piece of art that could max out the credit card... Lovely, friendly, helpful knowledgeable staff.

Littleworks Creative

phone: +44 (0)7974 187479

Littleworks Creative offers little works of art by Tamara Williams. She makes her unique pieces using plaster to cast both intaglio and relief plates. Each cast is unique, since no two castings are the same. Even colours can change due to the plaster baking the surface and altering the stability of the inks..Tamara's exquisite artworks always start with a drawing - and much of her inspiration comes from plants. Each plaster tile is air-dried, mounted and framed, and frames are hand-painted. Works are made to order and colours can be specified. Prices from £65