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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.
On the Beach, North Yorkshire I decided to work on this painting because I’ve been missing the sea and the beach! I have always loved people watching on beaches and have lots of small pencil drawings and photos of groups on various beaches. It’s called ‘On the beach, North Yorkshire’ It’s still on the easel, […]
The first few weeks of lockdown found me unable to carry on with work I had been doing or planned to do, I felt sort of stuck, even going to the studio was a challenge! But then I started to realise that I now had more time to paint than before and less other commitments […]
Veronica’s Choice work in progress Now that the days are getting longer and warmer I am spending much more time outside in my garden, and so the impulse to capture some of its glorious flowers in paint grows ever stronger. I am currently painting my favourite clematis “Veronica’s Choice”, whose flowers are stunningly beautiful this […]
Linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ I finished this linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ in February this year from sketches made in normal times. It was intended for the LFA exhibition to be held at the Stanley and Audrey Burton gallery later this year, inspired by works from the Leeds University Art collection. I chose a […]
I’ve always loved poppies from being child. Still restricted to home because of Covid 19 I can’t go out and find wild poppies to paint. However we have loads of garden poppies that have just started flowering. They look magnificent and the weather is beautiful so have been painting poppies in the garden
Memories of the Moor I was planning on being in Scotland in April and on Orkney in May and June, being inspired by mountains and sea and wide empty spaces. Instead I am stuck in a pleasant but tame agricultural landscape. However this does not stop me from dreaming of wildness and weather and the […]
View from White Ley Bank, Fulstone – ink and colored pencil 15th May 2020 After the relaxing of the lockdown restrictions about the time allowed to exercise outdoors, it was great to be able to take advantage of the generally fine weather to resume some plein air art near to home. However, by the time […]
I used one element of a Patrick Caulfield print [the basis of the Leeds University “stimulus” – a 60s style plate – red with white spots] and I made this into an 18” x18” painting incorporating an actual plate. I have made a similar work with a target. During the lockdown I cut down various […]
Sweet peas in glass vase This is an oil painting on canvas size 45cm x 55cm. The subject was intended to be used as one of a series of demonstrations to a local art group but wasn’t used as an actual live demonstration because the lock-down interrupted the sequence of events. So that I could […]
Blue Danube Façade I will be exhibiting three of my new drawings in this online Figurative Art Fair. The brand-new art fair organised by the Federation of British Artist will feature selected work for sale by elected members of their national art societies, the Pastel Society (PS), Royal Society of British Artists (RBA), Royal Institute of Painters in […]
Ancient Egypt No.1 (Detail) Acrylic 61x61cm Inspired by Ancient Egyptian border patterns, I made a collection of 8 designs titled EGYPTIAN SKETCHBOOK in pens on canvas to emulate the effect of the many preparatory and exploratory studies I had made in my work journal. The pen on canvas presented many unforeseen and frustrating technical problems […]
My studio woodblocks for’Karst’ book I am working on a book of prints for the LFA exhibition at the Leeds University Audrey Burton Gallery in November. This is a response to a piece of work in their extensive collection, a John Piper watercolour of Weathercote Cave in the Yorkshire Dales. Weathercote Cave is currently out […]