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.
Blue Reeds (above) We are privileged to have a talent in which we can occupy ourselves at these worrying and stressful times. For others may find it harder to find peace and calm.
Here are a couple of images of pieces that I’m currently working on.
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 […]