Wednesday 8 March 2017

Sir Henry Cecil's 'Tiger Room'

These Three Tiger Paintings were originally commissioned by Sir Henry Cecil for the dinning room in his Warren Palace Estate in Newmarket, England.  

We produce Limited Edition Archival Prints from each of these paintings to enquire about buying a especially signed print please email us directly.

Oil painting 'Cold Feet'

Journey around the Dynamic Realism Realist oil painting commissioned by the late great Sir Henry Cecil. This painting was part of his 'Tiger Room' at his Warren Palace Estate...very limited edition Prints are available, for more info:

Oil painting 'Face Off'

Dynamic Realist oil painting by Abbey Walmsley of two Siberian Tigers Fighting, original painting commissioned by Sir Henry Cecil - Limited Edition Prints are available:

Film 3 - coming soon!

Tuesday 14 January 2014

What is Dynamic Realism?

Dynamic - Pertaining to of characterised by energy or effective action; vigoriously active or forceful; energetic; Physics: of or pertaining to force or power, of or pertaining to force related to motion.

Realism - Treatment of forms, colours, spaces etc. in such a manner as to emphasize their correspondence to actuality or to ordinary visual experience.

The History Behind Dynamic Realism
High Renaissance Master, Michelangelo - The Flood (Detail)

Realism and the significance of conveying the real became increasingly important following the middle ages, where its peak is considered to have culminated in the 'high renaissance' period with a type of realism known as 'Renaissance Classicism'. Renaissance Classicism was born from the world of the 'superstar' artist, and saw the competitive artistic rivalries of master painters such as Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael. 

The artists themselves were driven by trying to reach a level of 'perfection' in the execution of their works, they were mimicking God as the creator of the real world and they amazed their viewers with their representations of god's created world. These artists competed for the best and most influential clients who wanted to acquire artworks which to them, were expressions of divinity that bought them closer to God.

High Renaissance artists achieved the ideal of harmony and balance comparable with the works of ancient Greece or Rome. Renaissance Classicism was a form of art that removed the extraneous detail and supposedly showed the world as it was. 

These artists were seen to have achieved a level of 'divine' execution, that gave viewers access to subjects which depicted a raw beauty in the expression of the human form and its interaction with the world. Realist art of this time reconciled the world of reality as it was seen and that of religion and ideology.... 

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Friday 10 May 2013

Art of England Magazine, DYNAMIC REALISM - The Art of Abbey Walmsley by Sophie Sharp

The exhibition: 'Dynamic Realism - The Art of Abbey Walmsley' will showcase the largest collection of Abbey Walmsley's works exhibited to the general public, bringing the realist genre of Dynamic Realism to a broader group of discerning collectors. The exhibition will bring a fresh approach to buying and commissioning meticulously crafted works of art, combining both clients art collecting ambitions and philanthropic desires.
At 24 Abbey Walmsley was already recognised as a contemporary master painter as her works hung alongside Picasso, Rembrandt, Warhol, Harris, Hunt and others during the 'Art of Living' exhibition housed throughout Harrods, London in 2003. The exhibition catalogue described Abbey Walmsley as one of the 'best realist painters in the world' ('Art of Living' Sept 2003, Halcyon Gallery) Last time Abbey Walmsley was featured in The Art of England in November 2005 she was about to attend two solo exhibitions in both Dallas and Houston, Texas USA. Now we catch up with her before she embarks on a major solo exhibition in the heart of Mayfair, London.

Can you explain what Dynamic Realism is and why it is different from other genres of realism?
Combining Realism and Illusionism is not new. However, being able to bring movement 'alive' within a work that also conveys a three-dimensional method of painting arguably is. A work of Dynamic Realism contains six key attributes. click here to read the full article: Art of England Article on Dynamic Realism

For Another Press Interview (2013) for Horse-Tales Magazine click here: Horse-Tails Magazine 2013

Thursday 21 June 2012

The Dynamic Realist Thought Process

The dynamic realist thought process explores and decodes perceptual consciousness, or more simply put: how the human mind is aware of its surroundings, how it sees and what it is seeing.
Through the advancement of scientific technology, it is now possible to understand which areas of the brain are used to create the formation of mental images. Neurophysiologists know that perception of motion and perception of colour for example are processed in two distinctly separate regions of the brain. 

It has become a great puzzle as to how we form a mental image, due to the ingredients that make up that mental image coming from many distinct but widely separated regions of the brain. The puzzling part is that we do not seem to be consciously aware of these distinct parts and their operation when we create and comprehend visual images that we see as our surroundings.

At the heart of the Dynamic Realist thought process, is the ability to be aware of how these separate areas work and are engaged to form comprehension. The application of this thought process reveals how and to what extent the areas can be consciously made to work independently and in combination to create greater perceptual awareness.

When patrons commission a work they recognise the elements of reality that can be captured within a work of Dynamic Realism and they are asked about the subjects they are interested in and the why of their interest. Abbey Walmsley wants to understand how they appreciate their world and the connection or resonance they have with their chosen subject so that it can be transferred into the work of art. 

Dyslexic Beginnings

I credit my dyslexia with giving me the ability to understand and explore the world around me and how my perceptual awareness is generated. It also gave me an immense inner drive to work until something was 'right.'
Due to my dyslexia I became highly aware of my thought processes, and how they appeared to let me down. I always had to go through a process of rechecking to get it 'right' in the eyes of others. I developed all kinds of memory association games to get to the point where was seeing the world how I should, with the letters and words in the right order....

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Wednesday 9 February 2011

Dynamic Realism - A Critical Review

Abbey Walmsley was regarded as a contemporary Master artist at the age of 23 by some of the leading galleries in Europe. At 24 her work was included in a major London exhibition 'The Art Of Living' and shown alongside other known master artists including Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet, Lowry and Renoir. But this was just the beginning. .. Read more by visiting:

Short Film: The difference between Dynamic Realism & Hyper or Photo Realism

Short Film: Phase 10 - recap of Project Kambala, the million colour painting

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