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The Gallery 1:12 Scale Miniature Scene Art Gallery :: Posted by: Hazel on January 21st, 2015

The Gallery 1:12 Scale Art Gallery

Painting Art In Wax In Miniature

As many of you who read my blog know I have a passion for painting in hot wax – using many techniques, different wax formula and on various supports.

I also paint in many styles and sizes, including miniature.

I really enjoy the challenge and the results when painting encaustic in miniature.

Again if you have read my blog in the past you will know that I also own a miniature property a 1:12 scale Art Gallery which my very clever and patient husband Adrian built for me.

The Gallery as it is called resides in our home and houses a collection of my tiny Art, it is a fun addition to our home.

The Gallery had its grand opening in 2013 and since then Adrian has also built some easels and an Art Browser for display and the paintings change from time to time too.

The Gallery : The Back Story

When we were planning and building The Gallery we chatted and a “back story” developed over time so just for fun I thought I might share our (frictional) story …….

The property at 27 Coast Road is a Victorian double fronted shop property which started life as a bakery called The Granary.

It has seen many changes over the years, starting as a bakery where the bakers worked long hours and mostly baked bread that they delivered, sold at market or was collected from the shop. Then moving into an era where cakes and sweet treats became popular and Ladies would browse and shop for delicious sweets and later having part of the shop became a small tea room, where tea in China cups graced the tables and cakes and pastries were enjoyed.

But in time with post war rationing and the rise of convenience foods and supermarkets the family business closed and the shop stood empty for some years, still owned by the family but no longer a going concern.

In the 1990’s a Mr Rayfield moved to this part of town, he was a builder by trade and as he past the shop in disrepair, each day on his way to work and thought what a shame it was that should a wonderful building was no longer being used.

Some years later, Mr R married and settled down, his wife was a very keen artist and with his encouragement starting showing her art in exhibitions and selling her paintings on the Internet.

So when an opportunity came to buy the Old Granary from a distance relative of the original baker the couple bought the property and set about restoring the building, keeping the exterior as it was with its Victorian panel features but inside it became a modern contemporary Art Gallery with a high gloss floor and spot lighting just right for displaying lots of Art ………

All in miniature of course ;-) wink !!!!!

And just for fun I have made a graphic interpretation of The Granary …… along side some pictures of The Gallery

The Gallery Art in Miniature

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Miniature Art :: Posted by: Hazel on October 19th, 2014

Original Miniature Art

Miniature Art : Fun ways to display Art

I thought it might be fun to make a display of how Miniature Art can be displayed and enjoyed.

Micro Art Gallery : I have used a very affordable box frame, removed the mount and glass and arranged some of my art to give a miniature Gallery effect in a unique and fun way.

Miniature Easels and small frames also make a great way to display tiny art …….

Miniature Art In Wax

Painting in Miniature

As you know if you read my blog or have looked at my website I paint “Art In Wax” I work in specialist wax paint using heat tools to melt the wax and paint with it using brushes, stylus tools, much like a artist palette knife but hot, a hotplate to work on or melt wax and even hot air to move and merge the wax.

I paint in many sizes, large wall art and in miniature. I started painting small, mostly ACEO collectible size several years ago and for the past 18 months have painted even smaller which I sometimes refer to as Dolls House Art as many of my tiny pieces of Art In Wax are now in Dolls Houses across the world.

The Gallery 1:12 Miniature Art Gallery

I have my own miniature Art Gallery that my husband Adrian built for me last year, you can see pictures of it on the blog here at the Grand Opening . Since doing that post The Gallery has lots of new pictures and exhibits a lot of my new miniature Art.

Collecting Art

Miniature art is a great way to be an Art Collector.

Miniature Art is not just for Dolls Houses and Miniature Scenes

I know that some collectors of ACEO miniature artworks that have bought my Art In wax display them in collections, in albums or on mini easels, I myself have many small paintings displayed on easels of different sizes and styles.

From the feedback I have had, I have been told people have bought Art In Wax miniature art, as art for themselves, one lady has a piece on her desk at work and others have told me it is a great way to own original art when you don’t have a lot of wall space.

Do you own miniature Art ?

If you have an art collection, a dolls house or just enjoyed reading this post why not leave a comment below

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