LEEDS FINE ARTISTS
LFA Artists’ News
From the summer of 2021 galleries in the UK began to reopen for public exhibitions. The Members News posts for September 2021 onwards will now feature LFA Members who have work on display in galleries.
As a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic, LFA’s first physical exhibition in over a year was from 16th April to 21st June 2021 at the Blossom Street Gallery in York.
The second physical exhibition was “Look Again: Leeds Fine Artists” at the Stanley and Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds, 8th June to 23rd October 2021. LFA members were invited to respond to artworks in the University Art Collection. Each artist responded to their chosen piece in their own style, media and format.
Prior to these exhibitions, during the various stages of the pandemic lockdowns the Members News posts offered the public the opportunity to view the work that took place in our members’ studios and the posts also featured two LFA online exhibitions.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Kilburn Horse block drawing. Shortly after the end of the Northern Stones and Peat Smoke exhibition in Liverpool I was invited to have a solo exhibition at the ‘Inspired By’ gallery in the North York Moors National Park. The theme of the exhibition and programmed events focused on the environmental importance of trees and their […]
Work in progress on a 41cm square canvas, with colours, tools, sketchbook and notes. My artwork usually comes from walking in the landscape. Getting out in the fresh air, in the natural environment has always been really important to me. Being there in all weathers; absorbing and responding to a sense of place, is at […]
I’m working in the attic with limited supplies. The 80cm. square has been around for a long time. I started with some homemade stencils then changed things. The end result may be totally different…
Cherry Blossoms at St Peter’s, Addingham (above) Whatever the weather, I like to work outside whenever possible. Some of these plein air paintings will be finished pieces like the ink and watercolour ‘Cherry Blossoms at St Peter’s, Addingham.’ (28 x 41cm). On other occasions, small oil paintings are done on wood like this little study […]
The first four works would have gone into this year’s York Open Studios. The ‘Blue Landscape’ is a current piece; it needs a little detail and texture in the foreground and a varnish but its almost there (it is acrylic, Inktense and oil pastel on board and is roughly 40 cm x 40 cm).
This is my little “Queens of the Night II” painting, part of the (now closed) exhibition “Figuratively Speaking” at the Blossom Street Gallery in York.
Meadow collagraphs (above) The second image is of a print that I’ve made for an exhibition that is due to go ahead in July but the museum is currently closed so I’m not totally sure what will happen. They may postpone it or it may go ahead. Details of the show are:THE VIEW FROM THE […]
Here are a couple of paintings, one finished for Dean Clough, and another on my easel (can you see what it is yet?).
The artwork is one for Dean Clough (eventually) which is “Sassangher, Dolomites” a linoprint, 45 x 34 cm. I feel like working on images of Mountains at present. The Sassangher one is from a visit to the Dolomites 2 years ago. The one in the studio picture is going to be of Cir Mhor on […]