Monday, 26 September 2016

Hawkfield Gallery Consultants Review: Thriving Classic American Art on Display

What is Art? The question has often been asked by many people. And the answer can be as many as the people who can give an answer. For the art collector, the answer is quite obvious: that which you can buy at an art gallery. And that answer can have a logic that many will learn to appreciate.

Firstly, galleries have the artistic, technical and economic capabilities to know or define what good art is --- not just art but that which is above the rest, if not at the very top of all the rest. But not many people can afford highly-expensive works, or even reasonably priced ones. If one can buy and treasure a couple of art works for the rest of one’s life, it would be enough. But a few dream of collecting more -- and even making some money out of doing so.

Hawkfield Gallery fine arts consultants have the broad experience of buying and selling art and in the process have gained the expertise to help other start their own collection or enhance what they already have. Very much like children collecting cards, art collecting is a passion that is shared by those who love art and wish to expand appreciation for great art works. 

Beyond appreciating art as a whole, Hawfield Gallery art consultants have the goal of enhancing appreciation for folk art and preserving American culture and history contained in those art works. Art, to be honest, is a living legacy which expands the mind and the soul of those who have insight into art’s power to enlighten us of the greatness and goodness of life of whatever era in American history it might portray. Although some art subject matters may exhibit the pains and struggles of ancestors, they still highlight the positive virtues that have made their country what it is today, a leader among leaders in the world.

The Hawkfield Gallery is located on a picturesque scenic route in a shore town halfway between Boston and Cape Cod, itself a witness to the colorful history of the nation. It is housed in an 1850's farmhouse and exactly where there used to be a tearoom, craft shop and lending library in the 1920's. The farmhouse is located in an area beside the historic North River and was once operated as a dairy farm up to the 1960’s. Visitors can take a leisurely a walk along bucolic woodland trails which lead to a pier on the river. Or they can go beyond to one of the numerous antique shops, galleries or historic sites in the South Shore's Plymouth County. Now you know how rich the place is when it comes to American pioneer history.


Owning one art work bought from Hawkfield Gallery is, in essence, a tribute to the continuing allegiance that Americans have for their rich national heritage. And buying one right at their gallery right can certainly add a little more fervor to that burning flame in every patriotic American citizen. Nevertheless, you need not be an American to feel like one and to appreciate or own American folk art. You just need to be a lover of art.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Things to Do in Surrey by Group Holiday in Southbourne Dorset


The county of Surrey is situated in the south east of England and covers some 1500 square kilometres between London to the North and the protected countryside of the Surrey Hills to the south.

The Surrey Hills are an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Its rich heritage has inspired many famous writers, painters and musicians.

Surrey contains busy towns with excellent shopping facilities, historic market towns and a wealth of quintessentially English villages.

There are family activities and adventure parks such as Chessington World of Adventure, famous racecourses like Epsom, historic house like Hampton Court and gardens like Kew Gardens.

This is in addition to countryside with beautiful landscapes and views. Surrey is a county for everyone, with so much to see and do, choosing can be difficult!

Surrey is the most urbanised County in England but over 6,500 acres of countryside remain. As such, it's still England's most wooded county.

Visit Surrey Tourist Information centres for details of how to explore the beautiful countryside by Ranger guided walks, or via the Surrey Cycleway. The rivers Mole, Thames and Wey running through the County offer opportunities for fishing and boating.

Surrey is famous as the site of the signing of the Magna Carta. On 15th June 1215 King John met 25 barons, somewhere between Staines and Windsor. This meeting at Runnymede fields, resulted in the king attaching his seal to a document that became known as the Magna Carta.

Today you can visit Runnymede Meadow, Egham, to see the Magna Carta Memorial. It was erected by the American Bar Association to commemorate the sealing of the Magna Carta's 750th Anniversary. Here you will also see the Kennedy Memorial, the site was given to the people of America in memory of President John F Kennedy.

The town of Guilford offers some of the best shopping facilities in the south east. You can take a guided walk to learn about its history and fascinating buildings. The River Wey lends a tranquil feel to the middle of town and offers access to lovely countryside - a short walk along the towpath. The surrounding countryside offers a wealth of attractions, including stately homes like Clandon Park, and Hatchlands Park. There is also the River Wey and its Navigations - centred at Dapdune Wharf - and RHS Garden at Wisley.

Leatherhead is a distinctive, historic market town and is a gateway to the Surrey Hills. With nine business parks, it is also an important working destination, as well as being an excellent centre from which to explore the area. The Mole Gap Trail - one of many marked trails - takes visitors through the valley of the River Mole and links the towns of Leatherhead and Dorking.

Dorking nestles in the narrow valley between the Greensand Hills to the south and the chalk hills of the North Downs. One of Dorking's more famous residents was the composer Vaughn Williams. He was the first conductor of the Leith Hill Musical Festival. You can drop into the tourist information centre for details of this and other festivals and events in the area. The local countryside is well worth exploring. There are historic villages, each with its own charm, a wine estate, historic properties, and Bocketts Farm - a great family attraction.


Farnham is to be found in the south west of Surrey, it is a gracious country town with some of the finest Georgian architecture in the south. Its castle dates back to the 12th century. The town is the starting point for the North Downs Way.