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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.
The first four works would have gone into this year’s York Open Studios. The ‘Blue Landscape’ is a current piece; it needs a little detail and texture in the foreground and a varnish but its almost there (it is acrylic, Inktense and oil pastel on board and is roughly 40 cm x 40 cm).
This is my little “Queens of the Night II” painting, part of the (now closed) exhibition “Figuratively Speaking” at the Blossom Street Gallery in York.
Meadow collagraphs (above) The second image is of a print that I’ve made for an exhibition that is due to go ahead in July but the museum is currently closed so I’m not totally sure what will happen. They may postpone it or it may go ahead. Details of the show are:THE VIEW FROM THE […]
Here are a couple of paintings, one finished for Dean Clough, and another on my easel (can you see what it is yet?).
The artwork is one for Dean Clough (eventually) which is “Sassangher, Dolomites” a linoprint, 45 x 34 cm. I feel like working on images of Mountains at present. The Sassangher one is from a visit to the Dolomites 2 years ago. The one in the studio picture is going to be of Cir Mhor on […]
Blue Reeds (above) We are privileged to have a talent in which we can occupy ourselves at these worrying and stressful times. For others may find it harder to find peace and calm.
Here are a couple of images of pieces that I’m currently working on.
Trevor painting in egg tempera (above) To cheer myself up, whilst self-isolating, I looked back through my old sketchbooks. I was inspired by the watercolours that I had made of the view of the Fraglioni rocks from the highest point on Capri, they brought back the incredible experience of blue sea meeting blue sky.
Demolition begins (above) Dobroyd (woollen) Mill in Jackson Bridge, near Holmfirth, was founded in the 1820s and provided employment for the local villagers from then to early in the 21st century. The mill has been closed and derelict for several years and is now being demolished to make way for a proposed housing development. In […]
‘ My work in progress includes a drawing based on New York, possibly for the LFA exhibition in the Stanley Aubrey Gallery in November. Another work is ‘Ganesh Pol Gateway Jaipur India’ which is in the online RWS exhibition VISIONS 2020.See www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk and click on the link to exhibitions.
A New Beginning (above) ‘A New Beginning’ is a new landscape which would have been on show at York Open Studios in April and ‘Coalesce’ is my most recent painting, a soft and breezy seascape.
Here are a few photos of my 28-foot drawing on a series of sheets, an interpretation of “Gassed” (Augustus John, 1919) I did for our church’s 2018 Armistice service. It was centered on the war memorial and the two halves are mirrored but not mirrored images.