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EXHIBITIONS

Open for viewing on Fridays 10am - 12noon
and from 45 minutes prior to all performances

1st September to 6th October

JILL COLQUHOUN of Warton - “Tranquil Land”

Jill Colquhoun was born in Wakefield and grew up in south Cumbria. Following training at Lancaster and Cleveland Schools of Art and Design, where she won a prestigious Royal Society of Arts Bursary award for textile design, she studied fine art, textile design and painting at Goldsmiths College, London.

The main emphasis of Jill’s work is vibrancy, pattern, and movement in nature. To achieve this, she has developed a novel method of combining wax resist batik techniques with acrylic paint. The resulting paintings are unique in style and rich in colour.  She also works in mixed media, using watercolour with other mediums to produce contrasting texture and detail in her work.

Jill’s most recent paintings have been inspired by the flower-rich meadows and verges of the Yorkshire Dales, and the windswept coastal landscapes and woodlands of south Cumbria and north Lancashire, where she lives and works.

She has exhibited at many exhibitions and galleries, including the Torrance Gallery, Edinburg;, Troubadour Gallery, Manchester; The Lake Artists Society summer exhibition and The Gavagan Art Gallery, Settle.  Jill is a regular exhibitor on the Silverdale & Arnside Art Trail.

13th October to 11th November

DUNCAN IBBOTSON of Morecambe - “Pastel Reflections”

Duncan started watercolour painting in 1990 and whilst on a painting holiday, tutored by David Morris and Caroline Metcalfe-Gibson of Ravenstonedale, he was introduced to the Open College of the Arts, completing the advanced painting course over a four year period. He has painted in watercolour, oils and acrylics.. Drawing is still the main ingredient in the preparation of his landscapes, flowers studies, portraits and still life.

Some eighteen years ago he took up pastel painting, as a pupil of the late master-pastellist, Christopher Assheton-Stones. Since then he has spent most of his time painting landscapes, many featuring water, with this flexible and exciting medium. He uses a  number of supports and techniques and is attracted to the close contact between hand and surface in applying strong, bright unmixed pigment, combined with a wide tonal range; a main feature of his pastel painting.

Duncan exhibits throughout the North West and many of his paintings are in private collections.

18th November to 16th December

JOHN OGDEN of Wray - “From my Studio”

John is an artist who received excellent training in three different art schools and has many year’s painting experience, both in this country and in Europe. I was .delighted when I was able to accept his invitation to visit his home and studio in Wray to view his varied work. I’m sure that his show will be a great delight to many of our members.

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