I finished this linoprint ‘Day out in Whitby’ in February 2020 from sketches made in normal times for the LFA exhibition to be held at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery inspired by works from the Leeds University Art collection postponed until now.
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I selected a watercolour by John Piper from the collection; a study of Weathercote Cave near Ingleton. The cave is an example of streams disappearing into underground caverns in this limestone area.
I have always admired Judith Cain’s work since I first saw her exhibit in Leeds. So when I came across ” Canal Gardens” it was an easy decision to choose this piece to respond to.
I was interested in depicting a consideration and contemplation of the transience of life and the effects of the loss of a loved one.
Bowling Torso depicts a person at the peak of their health and vitality. The work seems to show an implicit balance between mind and body.
I made these drawings outside in the South Downs. Like Hitchens, I was aiming for a sensation and feeling of place. I used negative space expressing a taut line of a branch, a soft breeze in a brush of ink
I like the fresh qualities of line and the way Gross has used the patterns and juxtaposition of the leaf shapes in this work.
Katharine’s wonderfully textured painting immediately brought to mind a recent discovery on the River Wharfe:
I was drawn to the idea of artist and muse, or poet and muse in the painting of the poet James Kirkup, and made a painting too big to transport, and in which I lost confidence the more it sat in the studio.
I met Peter Greenham at the Royal Academy in the late 70s. I remember we shared an enthusiasm for Spanish painting and Velazquez in particular.