Paintings and Pottery by David and Roger Lloyd


DAVID LLOYD
 
David’s first introduction to painting took place in the Lake District at Coniston, when he must have been all of 10 years of age; a watercolour artist showed him how to paint a tree which, whilst simple to most, was just magical to David.
 
Educated at Ansdell County Primary School and King Edward VII School, Lytham, David had a particular flair for art and in his penultimate year at KES won the school’s art prize despite not having entered the competition; apparently the adjudicator spotted one of David’s paintings lying around the art room and, much to the embarrassment of the art master, Mr Harper, awarded first prize.
 
On leaving school David spent three years at Blackpool Art School where he concentrated on painting prior to moving to London where some of his fellow students were headed. After several jobs, he joined his friend David Whittaker in the fashion business where they produced artwork for two trade journals promoting undergarments and knitwear (ladies of course).
 
Eventually, now married to Nikki and with baby Jean to support, David returned to Lytham where he joined the family business. He was given responsibility for the showroom in Park Street, Lytham, which he stealthily converted from the sales of fireplaces and bathrooms to a gift and art shop from where he sold his own and other artists’ work.
 
Apart from painting, David had a great love of music and has been a member of several bands as diverse as Rock, Gospel through to Barn Dance. He has also had much joy in playing his base guitar in different situations on many Lytham Club Days.
 
David’s philosophy on painting is similar to that of the author C.S. Lewis where he wrote books “he would like to read”; David paints subjects in the manner that appeals to him. Many different artists no doubt influence his work and those who view his paintings will come to their own conclusions about that.


About Roger Lloyd  BA Hons PGCE

Born and raised in Lytham, Roger has been involved in ceramics and painting for most of his life and had his first solo ceramic exhibition at school. Roger gets  most of his inspiration from the wonders of the natural world, wild places especially the sea…and a true love of all living things, often giving the not so glamorous creatures “a voice “through his work. Rogers recent work is very often characterised by bright metallic finishes and he has built up over the years a sound understanding of working with clay. Every  piece is unique and many of them are designed to be hung on a wall.
 
Recent works include highlighting the indiscriminate use of devastating insecticides (neonicotinoids) by farmers and the recent rapid decline in insect numbers. 
   
1995 started making ceramics again from dug clay from the Westby Brick works site
1997 enrolled as a mature student at UCLAN  studying ceramics
1998 student exchange to South Africa 
1999 International Ceramics Festival Aberystwyth 
2000 Helped build a medieval Kiln with archaeologist Eddy Deighton
2001 BA Hons Uclan
2001 Was invited to work in the international Ardmore ceramic Studio in South Africa
2002 Bolton Institute teacher training college PGCE
2002 Was  invited to work in the Xun Khwe bushmen workshop in Platsfontein         South Africa. Moved to South Africa
2003 Set up studio in the Eastern Cape, South Africa
2004 Exhibited in Dubai
2005 Exhibited in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and East London
2005 Exhibition in Helsinki
2005-6 Helped set up and co-ordinate various crafts programmes in the Eastern Cape,  
            South Africa, to transfer skills, provide employment and organised Exhibitions
2006 Was commissioned to make a series of copy Khoi San pottery for St Francis
          Bay Golf Club 
2007 Returned to the UK
2010 Exhibited at Picture Bute in Scotland 
2016 Set up ceramic workshop in Lytham



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