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

GALLERY VIEW

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

GALLERY VIEW

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

Leo Slater

The featured artist for September is LEO SLATER.

Leo has come to painting in retirement, following a long career in the Royal Navy. Having gained a BA Hons degree in Fine Art at London Guildhall University, he now enjoys working as a full-time artist in rural Lincolnshire. 

His work explores how the brain perceives things based upon memory, nostalgia and imagination. 

”The brain is a funny thing. Use it to coordinate hand and eye to draw Two Feathers and it is fine. Ask it to remember and paint Flower Studies, it does ok. Childhood memories, however, become distorted by Nostalgia and past history becomes a mix of Fact and Fiction. In addition, how can the brain make an image of something abstract like a Conversation you had long ago?”

 “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes”         Arshile Gorky (American-Armenian Abstract Expressionist 1904-1948)

 

 

Two Feathers

Two Feathers

Fact and Fiction - Wolds Triptych

Fact and Fiction - Wolds Triptych

Conversation

Conversation

GALLERY VIEW

GALLERY VIEW

Bob Armstrong

The featured artist for August is BOB ARMSTRONG

Bob is a landscape artist concentrating on the wilder parts of Britain. Inspiration comes from having lived amongst the hills and moors of the North Pennines and this, together with our wonderful coastline, has shaped his work.

His paintings, nearly always developed from sketches, are in acrylic, watercolour, ink and pastel usually in combinations of some or all of them. 

Bob is represented by galleries in the North of England, Wales and Scotland as well as in his home county of Lincolnshire. He is a past prize-winner of the Spirit of Lyn art competition and has been featured in articles in Artists and Illustrators and The Artist magazines.

In 2012 he was a finalist in the Sunday Times Watercolour exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London, and he has just been selected again for the 2018 exhibition. 

 


Bain Valley

Bain Valley

Colours of the Beach

Colours of the Beach

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Gallery view

Dales Farm

Dales Farm

Jayne Cooper

The featured artist for May is JAYNE COOPER

Louth-based Jayne is exhibiting her latest project:  Rebel Daughters 2018

She has imagined a fictitious army consisting of 100 female soldiers, created specially for the centenary celebration of some women winning the right to vote. Each comrade appears at first glance as a domestic, decorative object; forms and shapes resembling functional items such as vessels, teapots and clothes pegs often balance precariously and in improbable ways. Fecund and fertile forms are imbued with a confidence and regimentality that suggest these girls are definitely organised and 'up to something'.

Her playful batallion of Rebel Daughters is up for inspection in the theatre foyer during the month of May, Monday to Saturday 10am to 1pm and on performance evenings.

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Jason Carlisle

The featured artist for April is Jason Carlisle.

A return to Art in 2009 at the age of 41, followed by two years of Life Classes and four years to complete a Fine Arts degree (1st Class Hons), gave Cleethorpes-based Jason the basis and desire to move forward with creation and development.

”I can’t settle but portraiture remains my first love. Creating a personality in oils on canvas is the reason to continue” 

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 “It’s all about me”

 “It’s all about me”

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