G A L L E R Y:BEAUTIFUL: :FOR ART LOVERS OF ALCHEMY
G A L L E R Y:BEAUTIFUL: : FOR ART LOVERS OF ALCHEMY
One typical British morning Art went for her usual dewy stroll...
Lost in bird-song and fragrant thoughts of other worlds, Art wandered : When all at once she saw a crowd, a golden host of Spirit, Integrity, Innovation, Style, Craftsmanship, Eccentricity, Whimsy and High-jinx : Well, it was fun at first sight – they just adored each other : Day soon leap-frogged away from them – by sunset were firm friends and had decided to live together, but not get married because Anarchy, Art's alter-ego didn't want to : They found a house large enough for all their big ideas within a secret garden, walled and full of magic : In no time they bore a child, but only one because they believed in Quality not quantity, and named her Gallery Beautiful
Gallery Beautiful was founded by Alchemist-in-Chief Sonya Rothwellon Valentine's Day 2014 : After living in Australia for many years Sonya set up residence in stunning National Trust Grade II Georgian manor house The Courts within enchanting The Courts GardenWiltshire : And opened her private drawing rooms to the public as a salon exhibiting her paintings along side contemporary works by award-winning 'alchemists' including Lisa Wright (Threadneedle Prize 2013 winner), Craig Ruddy (Archibald Prize 2004 winner), Ilona Szalay (Saatchi Investment Artist 2014) and Dorcas Casey (Banksy's 'Dismaland' 2015), Lori Park (Sotheby's Beyond Limits 2014), Frédérique Morrel (embroidered taxidermy sculptor) and reportage photographer Paul Blackmore : The gallery received lots of attention in the press due to its refreshing break from tradition by showing notable art in a elegant home setting : Sonya soon expanded Gallery Beautiful into the heart, art, fashion, interiors emporium you see today ☆
Sonya Rothwell’s infectious effervescence touches all around her : Her boundless energy, creativity, spirituality, love of the arts, performance, people and parties has naturally evolved her enchanting abode into a salon style showroom, a retreatand a Centre of Spirit – the arts, meditation, healing and higher consciousness attracting creative people and ‘happenings’ that would make the Bloomsbury Set feel at home : Guests include actor Joshua Sasse – star of Disney’s ‘Galavant,’ Golden Globe winning film producer Gareth Wiley and Shakespearean acting troupe The HandleBards, artists, healers and mystics from near and far ☆