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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.
As a positive response to these circumstances the Members News page also includes two on-line exhibitions of members’ work : the Summer Online Exhibition that was shown between 11th July and 29th August 2020; and the Winter Online Exhibition running from 18th November 2020 to 31st January 2021.
Like most artists I have had several exhibitions cancelled as a result of Corona virus but I have still managed to carry on painting. I have finished a couple of larger canvases and have spent this week photographing the new work for my website which you can see here https://jillcampbell.info/portfolio/2020-gallery/
Painting of’ the Climbers Memorial at Annapurna Base Camp’ (top left) and me actually painting there with other photographs of my trek. Annapurna sketchbook and photographs at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal, 4130m, 13,550ft Being in lock down made me think about some of the many excellent places I have visited and work I have produced. Looking […]
My retrospective exhibition at the Frank Mitchell Gallery Dewsbury was hung on the 17th January. Now in isolation with no end in sight, it’s my longest exhibition yet ……unfortunately nobody can see it.
Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa The second picture shows the sketch I made on location on the Isle of Arran, together with the lino block after completing the process and the colours used. The print was made by progressively cutting and etching the block and applying ink in 8 stages.
Farm Above Diggle, oil, 24 x 24 cm I had hoped to submit these and some other plein-air oils to the LFA annual exhibition at Dean Clough, but will now have to wait for another opportunity. However, this delay is a minor inconvenience considering the circumstances everyone has to cope with. I feel I should […]
BYZANTIUM: 21 WINDMILLS, Acrylic on 4 x panels, total 244 x 122cm. My current practice is Hardedge Geometric Abstraction. Initially my source of inspiration is Ancient Pattern. I work sequentially through many permeations in work journals developing ideas, until I decide which options might lead to finished pieces, and these will usually then be part […]
Jake and Fraser on Tower Ridge This is a painting in oils on canvas size 80cm x 65cm. It came about because a while ago I climbed Tower Ridge on the north face of Ben Nevis with Jason, a close friend and old climbing companion and his son Fraser who was just 14 years old […]
At the end of March I have won a commission project for 2 large canvases (300cm x 170cm); they have been completed in self-isolation at the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield. The brief was based on vintage travel and inspired by the traditional railway posters. I am very happy with the result and really enjoyed the work on such a […]
Kilburn Horse block drawing. Shortly after the end of the Northern Stones and Peat Smoke exhibition in Liverpool I was invited to have a solo exhibition at the ‘Inspired By’ gallery in the North York Moors National Park. The theme of the exhibition and programmed events focused on the environmental importance of trees and their […]
Work in progress on a 41cm square canvas, with colours, tools, sketchbook and notes. My artwork usually comes from walking in the landscape. Getting out in the fresh air, in the natural environment has always been really important to me. Being there in all weathers; absorbing and responding to a sense of place, is at […]
I’m working in the attic with limited supplies. The 80cm. square has been around for a long time. I started with some homemade stencils then changed things. The end result may be totally different…
Cherry Blossoms at St Peter’s, Addingham (above) Whatever the weather, I like to work outside whenever possible. Some of these plein air paintings will be finished pieces like the ink and watercolour ‘Cherry Blossoms at St Peter’s, Addingham.’ (28 x 41cm). On other occasions, small oil paintings are done on wood like this little study […]