“Art for me comes from the soul and is about the simplicity of life. I believe it is often the small things that bring the greatest pleasure and not the so called ‘big things’ and I try to convey this in the images I paint.
Being a mother has put me back in touch with the child in me and much of the childlike innocence and naivety in my paintings stem from this.
Eliza Jane Speight
Scottish born artist Eliza Jane left her borders home for England attending art school in the early 90’s. After graduating, the travel bug took over, with Eliza financing her travels throughout Europe by selling her art. Coming from a family of forestry workers, her father and grandfather both foresters, she always had a fascination for trees, their shape, colours and the mythology of the woodland landscapes in particular. As a child she could often be found sketching amongst the trees, something she still enjoys today. Now established back in the UK, Eliza Jane has settled her roots firmly in a small town within the New Forest, where she lives with her family.
Mark Gask - Owner of Staapli 3 Art Gallery
Mark has been in all areas of the art business for 43 years and has been a resident in Tallinn since Feb 2003. He currently owns an art gallery in Scotland www.galleryi.co.uk and Staapli 3 Art Gallery is following a similar concept.
This is how Mark describes his new adventure in Tallinn: I have always been asked the question: Why Tallinn? The answer is easy: Tallinn simply spoke to me and I listened. When I was introduced to the Noblessner area, I listened again and after 2 years here we are with the Staapli 3 Art Gallery and Art Cafe!
Our aim is to become one of the leading art platforms for up and coming Estonian and Scandinavian artists. We have an amazing large space of around 240 square meters, where we exhibit various art ideas, from Scottish interior art to Estonian art. Rather than just having a gallery space to view and exhibit art, we have combined the gallery with a cafe corner to also offer the experience of enjoying coffee with art. We want to make it easier to view and purchase art. What better way to do this than in a casual coffee setting with large vibrant coloured seating near the sea!
Art Cafe serves a selection of hot drinks, wine, beer and of course Vana Tallinn. We also have engaged a local bakery, so we can provide locally made pastries and cakes. Our staff are well-versed in art, serving coffee and greeting you with a smile!
When you step in the door, one word comes to mind – WOW!
Come and see for yourself!