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In 2020 the requirement for social isolation and distancing has led to art galleries closing their doors. However, new visual art may still make a positive contribution to the quality of people’s lives and this page offers the public the opportunity to view the work that LFA members are producing in this challenging time for all of us. We hope that visitors to the website will gain some pleasure and benefit from these posts. Take care and keep safe.
In the current circumstances LFA was not able to hold its annual exhibition at Dean Clough in June and July as planned. The exhibition in the Station Gallery, Richmond planned for 24th July to 4th September 2019 has now been postponed until summer 2022 and our exhibition at The Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at Leeds University scheduled for later in 2020 has also been postponed and will now run from February 2021 to July 2021. As a positive response to these circumstances the Members News page also includes an on-line exhibition of members’ work that was shown between 11th July and 29th August 2020.
Recently, during this extended lock-down period, as we have been forbidden from travelling, I have been working in the studio.
Sunlight and Gondolas
I am taking part in the ever popular annual Central Fife Open Studio (CFOS) weekend that has, thanks to Covid-19, been replaced this year by a virtual open studio event scheduled for the 5th and 6th September 2020.
This view of West Nab is a few yards from my home at the start of a local lockdown walk on the edge of the Pennines. In the first 10 weeks of lockdown I did this walk 42 times and made lots of other sketches along the way, of animals plants and birds, and also from my garden.
Hopefully this exhibition will be rearranged for next year.
During the month of September, my work is to be shown in a solo exhibition held at the Atelier-Galerie Bressigny in Angers, France.
George and I both have a couple of pieces in it, set in the woodland up near the Temple.
The Gallery is exhibiting 10 of my paintings until 19 September 2020.
With the continued relaxing of the lockdown restrictions, it was great to be able to resume some plein air oil painting. Unfortunately the weather this summer has been disappointing so only managed to do six paintings outdoors over the summer.
I’ve been working on a new series of Sea paintings, influenced by the warmer colours of Summer. These are available through my website or Instagram page.
Some New work including a commission for Dakota, Edinburgh and Creative Arts Hub, Mirfield, West Yorkshire
Sketch for Dakota Sky’s commission
Still time to catch the last few days of our Inker’s Contemporary Printmakers Exhibition where I am exhibiting some of my original prints