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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.
From 26th September to 7th November 2020 I have 4 plein air oil paintings of Pennine landscapes on show in the Huddersfield Art Society Annual Exhibition
With 8 exhibitions cancelled or postponed for this year I have been using the down-time to switch from acrylics to oil paints which I have hardly used in the last 40 years.
‘Winter Dreams’ at Water St Gallery, Todmorden and ‘Art of the Everyday‘ MAFA exhibition at Gallery Oldham
November 28th, 2020 – February 20th, 2021
I’m delighted to announce that I am now represented by Bils and Rye Gallery.
I was thrilled to have all three of my submissions accepted for the 159th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Women Artists which this year will take place on-line only.
I am in the postponed RA Summer exhibition which opens 6 October 2020 and runs till 3 January 2021.
Recently, during this extended lock-down period, as we have been forbidden from travelling, I have been working in the studio.
Sunlight and Gondolas
I am taking part in the ever popular annual Central Fife Open Studio (CFOS) weekend that has, thanks to Covid-19, been replaced this year by a virtual open studio event scheduled for the 5th and 6th September 2020.
This view of West Nab is a few yards from my home at the start of a local lockdown walk on the edge of the Pennines. In the first 10 weeks of lockdown I did this walk 42 times and made lots of other sketches along the way, of animals plants and birds, and also from my garden.
Hopefully this exhibition will be rearranged for next year.