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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.
As coronavirus restrictions are gradually being eased, LFA is delighted to be able to hold its first physical exhibition in over a year. This exhibition is at the Blossom Street Gallery in York and Charles Hutchinson, the editor of York’s number one online cultural magazine, has published an excellent article on the show. Click here to read the illustrated article.
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 […]
Mexican Civil War 7 Pencil on paper These drawings are part of a collection of work looking at the Mexican Civil War 1910-20. A bit obscure I know but does have some contemporary parallels. These drawings were to be exhibited at Dean Clough this spring but along with everything else it’s on hold for the […]
The Mirror of Seawater Watercolour 70 x 113 cm
Preliminary work for the LFA Exhibition in the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery at Leeds University
These are the preliminary work I am doing for the Leeds University exhibition. I chose work in response to an acrylic by Judith Cain illustrating a corner of Roundhay Park with trees and flowerbeds. I love her textures and simple tree shapes so I am replicating this into my work. Roundhay Park is on my doorstep […]
Groundlessness, Oil on Panel, 45 x 45 cm As ever, my work is connected by the Vanitas theme, though across a wider range of media simply because of the time I’ve been able to devote to projects.
My wood engraving ‘Farmers market’ has been accepted to the 4th triennial wood engraving exhibition to tour USA
‘Farmers Market’ 6.25 x 5 inches (H X W) Wood engraving. Limited edition of 75 copies + 7 artist’s proofs. Fourth Triennial Relief Engraving Exhibition U.S.A. The Wood Engravers’ Network (WEN) is excited to host its 4th juried exhibition of relief engraving; bringing wood engraving to a broader audience to promote and encourage a passion […]
“Road to Rodalquilar Also I’m just working on a small portrait in oils of my grandson, which isn’t quite finished! I obviously had to paint it from a photograph, taken on holiday in Wales. He’s at the top of a slide in a treehouse.
Progress print (unfinished) Also I’m jusI am currently working on collagraph prints inspired by previous photographs and sketches sat on Hipperholme hills looking towards Brighouse and Huddersfield. I want to eventually capture that short magical moment between fading natural light and emerging urban light. I am still re-working these print blocks (second photograph) and the final […]
I am delighted to have taken part in Highgate Contemporary Art’s ‘Feed the NHS’ charity postcard online exhibition. Proceeds from the sales are donated to ‘Feed NHS’ which is a campaign set up by the restaurant chain Leon. They are looking to raise money to help feed the NHS workers and critical care staff one […]