The WICKFORD CORPORATION PRESENTS
bridge street gallery tour
Read the artist's biography: Candice Brearley Vignette
TOUR OF THE
BREARLEY WICKFORD GALLERY
The Brearley Wickford Fine Art Gallery was located in an historic building (circa 1830)across the street from the St. John the Evangelist Church in Historic Lambertville. Candice’s artwork was on display until September, 2011, when the gallery closed due to hurricane damage.
The gallery won the "Best of Lambertville" award for 2012 for Art Galleries & Dealers.
View of church through gallery front window
Gallery Entrance at 51 Bridge Street:
Room 1 west view from entrance:
As you entered the first gallery room, Candice's magnificent Easter lilies reigned over the fireplace with delightful Daffodils on their flanks. The red Race Car 22 always attracted attention, as it zooms towards the viewer at breakneck speed. Her gray abstract The Looking Glass often elicited thoughtful comments, while the bright Sunflowers peeked out from below the Cheetah. As you would circumnavigate the room, you were treated to many smaller works, including a charming little Romance Rose (since sold), a small nude (named Elizabeth) and a Turks Cap Lily.
Room 1 east view from entrance: Passers-by on Bridge Street were treated to a majestic Male Nude oil painting offering a glimpse of Candice’s extraordinary talent depicting the human body. One of Candice's latest works, the female nude Rachael, hides demurely among the flowers: Red Dahlia, Magenta Rose, White Petunia, Dandelions and a Red Amaryllis. Cats are here, too, including pastel renderings of Siamese Rama from the rear.
Flowers in this area
include an unbelievably seductive Red
Rose, and Peach
Gerbera Daisies at
which everyone stares. The award-wining Mother
and Child requires a
few moments of thoughtful study (it's the eyes of the the mother that hold your
The second room includes many more animals, flowers, nudes and abstracts, in acrylics, oils and water color. The Giraffes are a perennial favorite. Some will stare for long moments, admiring the careful manner in which Candice has painted each animals’ shape (and shadow). All six giraffes are completely identifiable (along with the whimsical African Secretary Bird). Flowers here include a Yellow Rose, a Stargazer Lily, Pink Dogwoods, a Red and Pink Rose, and a Pink Tree Peony. The impressive Tiger and Sneakers are two of Candice's earlier works.
The main wall is chock full of 8” x 10” abstracts, a favorite of the designers for their color schemas, which run the gamut from lightest of tints to darkest of shades. The stylish flair of Can Can is a favorite.
Old Salt's eyes are another source of
wonder as is Female Torso
towering above. The Giant Monarch sits daintily on
Black-Eyed Susan captures attention against
the white brick background.
To the left, lording over the fireplace, is the incredible original oil painting, Tri-Color Rose. The mantel is replete with small florals and figuratives, both originals and Giclées (viewers comment about the fine quality of the Giclées).
Candice stoking her faux fire!
Francesca, an enticing nude, looks down upon the accumulated wealth of humankind: wine and books.
Candice relaxing in Room 3. Above her faux marble fireplace is a marvelous Red Hibiscus and over her left shoulder is Pink Hibiscus, into which you feel as if you literally fall. Monkey is in the background. On request, Candice will personalize your Giclée...for example, one buyer requested a tiger to be prowling the forest beneath the monkey. Such added features make the Giclées truly one of a kind.
Flora and fauna have been a constant inspiration for Candice. Here she enjoys the gallery garden, surrounded by scenes of nature. Orange Rose is a 30" x 30" Giclée that will enliven any room in your house. There, again, is Monkey hanging in the forest (a 26 x 38 Giclée) and you can see Requiem, a 911 commemorative in the lower right hand corner.
Fine Art Photography by Robert J. Decker
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