M.A.(Twink) Addison

The featured artist for July is TWINK ADDISON.

Twink studied art at Grimsby, Newcastle upon Tyne and at Goldsmiths in London.

She taught in the 1970s but has been self-employed ever since as a jobbing illustrator and cartoonist, formerly in The Oldie and more recently in Private Eye.

When painting, Twink is mostly interested in faces, hence her exhibition of portraits this month.

Glance 1 and 2

Glance 1 and 2

Boy 3

Boy 3

Speck

Speck

The Woman in White

The Woman in White

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW

Avril Morris and David Morris

Avril and David are two well-established Louth-based artists whose works have been widely exhibited, both locally and nationally. Both have a background in teaching in Fine Art and Ceramics and are members of the Lincolnshire Artists’ Society. David is best known for his carefully considered watercolours of regional landmarks and views, and Avril combines her love of acrylic, collage and digital painting. Both have acquired numerous accolades and awards during their careers and their work is eagerly sought by collectors.

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Golden Pear - Avril Morris

Zig-Zag and Blue Spots - Avril Morris

Zig-Zag and Blue Spots - Avril Morris

Showgirl - Avril Morris

Showgirl - Avril Morris

Awnings Louth Market - David Morris

Awnings Louth Market - David Morris

Peacocks - David Morris

Peacocks - David Morris

Canalside Walk - David Morris

Canalside Walk - David Morris

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GALLERY VIEW

Neil Roberts

The featured artist for May is NEIL ROBERTS

Louth-based Neil says “I make art to be seen, to be looked at, talked about and enjoyed. I want to nurture ideas and dreams. 

I am inspired by the truth and beauty of the modern world - and how we exist within that space. 

In an image-saturated age of uploaded JPEGs, temporary Snapchats and momentary Instagram posts, my aim is to bear witness and to preserve today’s moments for future generations.

I am hoping that, in many years to come, people will look back at these paintings and see how we lived, laughed and enjoyed ourselves. 

I utilise a traditional technique as employed by the likes of Rembrandt , Vermeer and Titian, meaning these paintings should last for hundreds of years.

I enjoy the contrast between the modern and the traditional, after all - it’s who we are today.” 

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW

Still Life compositions

Still Life compositions

DJ - Triptych

DJ - Triptych

The Ravers

The Ravers

Ploughman’s Lunch

Ploughman’s Lunch

Reflections

Reflections

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GALLERY VIEW

Denise Hawthorne

The featured artist for April is DENISE HAWTHORNE.

Denise writes “My studio, six miles north of Lincoln, is a renovated Methodist Chapel that dates back to 1869. It is a quiet peaceful retreat in which to work.

I taught Art and Design at a comprehensive school for over twenty years, then at Lincoln College for a further eight years. Although I enjoyed teaching and the company of young students, it has been a real luxury to be able to concentrate on my own work since I retired, and I still teach adults at weekly classes and in workshops at my Studio. 

I exhibit every year with Lincolnshire Artists Society and the Nadin Group, and I have an Open Studio one week each year.

A lot of my work relates to Lincolnshire, often within walking distance. Northumberland is another favourite place, and anywhere exotic I might be lucky enough to visit would also prove inspiring.” 

Hogmanay

Hogmanay

Above - Forest Floor            Below - Hale Estuary

Above - Forest Floor            Below - Hale Estuary

The Lizard

The Lizard

Still Life with Tulips

Still Life with Tulips

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW

Elaine O’Donnell

The featured artist for March is Elaine O’Donnell.

Louth-based Elaine has recently become a finalist in International Artists Magazine Art Challenge ‘Florals and Gardens’ competition in America with her watercolour painting Iris Florentina. She has recently taken portrait painting workshops at the Florence Academy Studio of Arts in Italy and will be returning there soon to study under Teresa Oaxaca.

In the UK, Elaine has taken workshops at the Norfolk Painting School, studying new techniques in oil-glazing and scumbling with course director Martin Kinnear. She has also won many national watercolour awards in the years since 2001. 

 

Iris Florentina

Iris Florentina

Just a Lil’ Bit of Cheese

Just a Lil’ Bit of Cheese

Pink Lily & Pears

Pink Lily & Pears

Still Life in Pink and Blue

Still Life in Pink and Blue

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW

John Michael Webster

The featured artist for February is Lincolnshire painter, John Michael Webster. 

A semi-retired illustrator and designer, Michael now paints and draws without the constraints of “the brief”. His interests include industrial history, agriculture, architecture and machinery and the natural world.

Before moving over to Lincolnshire to run painting holidays with his wife Anna, he worked as a self-employed illustrator and visualiser working for a wide variety of clients. His illustrations have been used by many national and international clients to sell a wide range of products from airlines, chemicals, clothing, local services and building projects to cinema promotions and urban rail systems.

Michael now works mainly in watercolours but also enjoys oils, gouache and acrylics. 

St Clement’s, Grainthorpe

St Clement’s, Grainthorpe

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GALLERY VIEW

The Elise, Barton on Humber

The Elise, Barton on Humber

Bag Enderby

Bag Enderby

Frazer Nash, Cadwell Park

Frazer Nash, Cadwell Park

Cromer

Cromer

Ali Hunter

The featured artist for January is Ali Hunter. 

Ali is a Louth-based illustrator and artist. She usually works in acrylics on canvas but also likes to work with ink and coloured pencils. She is inspired by unique shapes and patterns, and how lighting and shadows can change the viewer’s perspective of a scene.

Ali has built up a portfolio of paintings of cats and is interested in natural backdrops for the animals that she paints. She also likes drawing from memories of her childhood as well as creating some strong architectural and landscape images. 

Copenhagen Botanical Gardens

Copenhagen Botanical Gardens

Grebe Dance

Grebe Dance

Cat portraits

Cat portraits

Gallery view

Gallery view

Richard Chuck

The featured artist for December is Richard Chuck.

Richard is a self-taught artist who has painted for as long as he can remember. 

After years of experimenting in many media, he found acrylic inks. The colours he creates are as vivid as his imagination. 

His work is often compared to stained glass, which is where his inspiration comes from; that and growing up in the beautiful landscapes of the Lincolnshire Wolds. 

Man in the Moon

Man in the Moon

So Tender Your Touch

So Tender Your Touch

The Bell Ringer

The Bell Ringer

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GALLERY VIEW

Bridget Jones

The featured artist for November is Bridget Jones. 

Bridget has come to painting later in her life, following a career in business computing. Having started painting in 2002, she has become increasingly immersed in landscape painting using both watercolour and oil. Her work is free-flowing, often with dramatic skies, and her inspiration comes from the places she walks and visits. She has had many exhibitions, and is happy to take commissions. 

Bridget lives in Louth where she also holds watercolour and oil painting workshops at her home. She has also taught painting classes on cruise ships. Within the classes, students are encouraged to free up and to adopt a loose style of painting. 


Lincolnshire Marshes

Lincolnshire Marshes

St Clements Church, Saltfleetby (top)   Water Lilies - after Monet (bottom)

St Clements Church, Saltfleetby (top) 

Water Lilies - after Monet (bottom)

Delphiniums

Delphiniums

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GALLERY VIEW

Helen Dunning

The featured artist for October is HELEN DUNNING

Louth-based Helen is exhibiting a series of her oil paintings. Having studied Golden Age Art at Sheffield Hallam University back in the 1980s, she has rediscovered her interest in painting in recent years. 

Helen paints mainly for enjoyment and enjoys exploring the role that light can play in the depiction of solid forms. The majority of paintings on display have all been created using a very limited palette of just three or four colours. 

Four Vases

Four Vases

Life studies

Life studies

Grimsby Dock Tower

Grimsby Dock Tower

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW