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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.
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.
Casa Molino, Los Escullos (above) I am taking advantage of the lack of exhibition commitments to get on with a series of paintings of southern Spain.
The Art Walk in Wakefield didn’t happen of course but these depict some of my exhibition.
Patchwork Pot (above) At present I am working on “patchwork pots” and have created “Dementia” – a ceramic and mixed media piece for our 2020 Dean Clough exhibition.
Mother’s Day Bouquet watercolour & pastel This is a painting I was planning to put into the Dean Clough show, and of me sitting working on it. We feel not just for the artists and the Show, but for Dean Clough which has been so benign towards us for so many years now. We hope […]
A painting I was planning to put into the show, and a picture of me working outside (in isolation of course). We are so disappointed that the epidemic has prevented the Dean Clough Show for LFA: it is a Show we look forward to every year and gives us inspiration and motivation to start the […]
Watercolour paintings for the now cancelled LFA exhibition at Dean Clough in June.
Tim Pearce in his studio at work on his submission for the LFA Exhibition at the Stanley and Aubrey Burton Gallery, hopefully, to take place from November. This painting is in response to a work in the University’s Collection by Edward Wadsworth of 1919 which depicts industrial waste from a Black Country steelworks. In the […]