March 17, 2012

Retro Art - Tretchenikoff & JH Lynch

Vladimir Tretchikoff

The Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff

Miss Wong by Vladimir Tretchikoff

The Lady of the Orient by Vladimir Tretchikoff
Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff was born in Russa in 1913 and died in Cape Town South Africa in 2006. Tretchikiff was one of the most commercially successful artists of all time - his painting The Chinese Girl  (popularly known as "The Green Lady") is one of the best selling art prints ever.
Tretchikoff was a self-taught artist who painted realistic figures, portraits, still life and animals, with subjects often inspired by his early life in China and Malaysia and later life in South Africa. Tretchikoff's work was immensely popular with the general public, but is often seen by art critics as the epitome of kitsch (indeed, he was nicknamed the "King of Kitsch"). He worked in oil, watercolour, ink, charcoal and pencil but is best known for his reproduction prints which sold worldwide in huge numbers. The reproductions were so popular that it was said Tretchikoff was second only to Picasso in his popularity.
Read his really fascinating biography here
J.H Lynch
Bathing Nymph by J.H Lynch

Tina has gorgeous eyes by J.H Lynch

Maiden with roses by J.H Lynch

Woodland Goddess by J.H Lynch
Joseph Henry Lynch (28 October 1911 – 16 January 1989) was a British artist, better known under his signature J.H. Lynch. His mass reproduced paintings of sultry women, especially Tina (1964) make him one of the protagonists of Mass Market Art. NymphAutumn Leaves and Woodland Goddess are some of his best known works. Considering his work is so well known and reproduced, very little is known about the artist at all, he is sometimes known as the mystery artist.
Here at hope & glory we are really thrilled to stock an amazing new ranging feature these classic prints. The Land of Lost content is the world's largest and best collection of British popular culture owned by Stella Mitchell and designer Wayne Hemingway. Wayne Hemingway's design team have taken Vladimir Tretchikoff's & J.H Lynch's painting of beautiful ladies and turned them into instant art for everyday use.

    These fantastic mugs and coaster sets are due in May, but are available to pre-order via out online store, so you don't miss out; these babies are popular!!!

    March 15, 2012

    The Green House

    We are now proud stockists of the gorgeous Green House range.

    The Green House is passionate not only about the products we put on our skin but also into the world we live in. The green house is a range of healthy living products that are gentle on you, your home and the environment. Natural and organic ingredients found throughout Aotearoa’s beautiful landscape have inspired us to create natural healthy living solutions of exceptional quality and purity.

    The green house healthy living range includes:
    soy candles 
    Clean burning soy candles are the obvious choice for both you and the environment. Made from the finest quality soybeans - an environmentally friendly renewable resource - soy wax candles are non-toxic and non-carcinogenic.

    body care 
    Rich in natural plant oils, our citrus and lavender Hand & Body Wash and Hand & Body Lotion nourish and protect leaving the skin hydrated, soft and silky smooth. The ultra mild formulations gently cleanse the skin. Our First Aid Balm is the perfect solution for cuts, grazes, bites, irritations, cracked lips, bumps and any other of life’s little ailments!