News, events & press

NEWS RELEASE  -  March 2013


Accolades for Laurence Connor's work awarded by Light and Composition Magazine  -   three top pictures voted    'global photo of the day'  by a panel of international jurors.  

View these and more of Laurence's inspirational images here...

Award results and media coverage:

Contemplation ... Photo of the day 11 March 2013

33 Hats and a rucksack... Photo of the day 17 March 2013

Striking Landscape....  Photo of the day 14 March 201


EVENT - The absolute Gallery - Soho 2012

The absolute Gallery was pleased to be in collaboration with Ouen Press at the launch of the brilliant new novel 'Romance' by Michael Connor, which is set in southern Africa.  Many of the pieces from the Bush and Beach Safari lent themselves well to help set the scene for the launch party in Soho in September.

Also the book's cover is based on an original work created by Andrew James RP, vice president of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.  This piece really captures the atmosphere and energy of the main location of the book and was also exhibited to acclaim at the event.


NEWS RELEASE  -  June 2011

Exciting News! 

The absolute Gallery is proud to announce the representation of the talented emerging artist Stephanie S Smith.To see Stephanie’s work click here.

All pieces displayed are original works from an emerging artist who we believe will see her work become much sought after.

Finely detailed pencil and cha
rcoal drawings, plus thought provoking colour cubist pieces which prove not only to be pleasurable art but have a strong possibility of becoming sound long term investments.


 Where Are They Now ?
  • Laurence Michael Connor has now returned to Southern Africa where he is immersed in conservation, guiding and photography, on the Indian Ocean coast of South Africa and Mozambique. Since his departure from the UK on 1st January this year we have kept in regular contact and have seen some exciting images he has taken which we expect to be displaying as part of his portfolio later this year.Click here to see current portfolio.
  • Will St. Clair Thomson left the UK in mid January for a motorcycle journey through both north and south islands of New Zealand. His travels there coincided with the earthquake in Christchurch, but fortunately he was unscathed. There has been much radio silence from Will, which we understand is a good sign – an indication of his artistic confidence! Will is now back in the UK, and we are excited to see new sculptures from what we are sure will have been an inspirational experience. Click here to see his current pieces.
  • Stephanie S Smith was our lead piece in this News Release and she becomes the 3rd and newest artist attached to The absolute Gallery. For many months she has been working in Botswana, teaching English and History to 11-15 year old school kids, she helps with community projects including the SOS Children’s Village and with an animal shelter.
        On arrival in Bots, she experienced distrust from many of the locals, but her mastery of the
        Setswana language helped greatly in overcoming their misgivings.  She says she is "belly deep
        in nature and culture", which is a constant source of inspiration, and she is very eager to get
        back to the easel.  This is Stephanie's second spell in Africa, previously being involved in
        conservation in Namibia.

Additional Contact Details
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Private Viewings  View in your own home or corporate location.  The absolute Gallery will be pleased to arrange private viewing for serious clients at locations in England, and for those clients based outside of England, we will be happy to discuss a variety of viewing options.


Launch Party and Exhibition December 2010 - Deal, Kent

The 'Bush & Beach Safari' series shown in the Balcony Studio, The Astor, Deal was well received with a private view on Friday 17th December followed by the event being open to the public over the weekend.  Comments from visitors to the Exhibition include those shown below




Fabulous work.Great show.

Loved it!

Amazing debut, well done.

Superb !!



Very enjoyable


Inspiration is infectious!




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