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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 some galleries are reopening, albeit with Covid-19 restrictions applied, LFA is now pleased to announce that members are able to exhibit their work again.

 

Haytime, 2-plate intaglio collagraph

Haytime, 2-plate intaglio collagraph

“Haytime Plates Whilst many artists have had exhibitions cancelled, galleries closed and workshops cancelled, I am in the strange position of having to keep working steadily to create work for a solo show which is still currently scheduled to open on the 10th July at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes. The show is a […]

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“Cool Jeremiah”

“Cool Jeremiah”

“Cool Jeremiah” “Cool Jeremiah” was made in 2017 on my third visit to the De Niro International Artists’ Colony in Bitola, Macedonia (now North Macedonia). It is in oils on canvas and about 3ft x 2ft. At home I had been working on some very tight realistic work and took the chance at the colony […]

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Le Trésor de la Pie (The Magpie’s Treasure

Le Trésor de la Pie (The Magpie’s Treasure

“CLe Trésor de la Pie and artist This past month I have been working on finishing paintings ready for exhibition in France during the Autumn. If not cancelled due to the Coronavirus, I have a solo show in the Galerie Bressigny in Angers through the month of September and I also hope to exhibit once […]

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Still managed to carry on painting

Still managed to carry on painting

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/

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Spending the afternoons drawing outside

Spending the afternoons drawing outside

My sketchbook Despite now having more time to work, I have found it difficult to settle my mind to paint in the studio so I have spent the afternoons drawing outside. I am very lucky to live in the country with easy access to a patch of wild land that I have walked and drawn […]

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Recalling Nepal – ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Trek 7 Years ago

Recalling Nepal – ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Trek 7 Years ago

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 […]

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My longest running exhibition yet

My longest running exhibition yet

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.

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Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa

Cir Mhor from Glen Rosa

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.

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Plein Air Oils Destined for Dean Clough?

Plein Air Oils Destined for Dean Clough?

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 […]

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Submissions for Dean Clough 2020

Submissions for Dean Clough 2020

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 […]

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A portrait of Jason and Fraser on Tower Ridge

A portrait of Jason and Fraser on Tower Ridge

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 […]

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Commission paintings for the Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

Commission paintings for the Dakota Hotel, Edinburgh

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 […]

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