Follow the life and times of this colourful Lytham Squire as the exhibition takes you with him on his travels throughout the world.
Ken was born in Preston, and being a talented schoolboy artist, painting murals, his parents wanted him to become an Art Teacher. Despite their ambition for him Ken had a greater one – to play football or cricket for England. This didn’t happen, but he went on to have a successful business career in senior management.
Then Ken started to study oil painting at St Annes College, Lancashire. Following retirement, Ken paints full time, either in his studio or back garden in Lytham St Annes. A member of Lytham St Annes Art Society for many years, and a former President, Ken has shown his paintings at most of their exhibitions. He has also held many of his own exhibitions and had paintings included in the Mall Gallery, London. His paintings are in various galleries around Lancashire.
Covering a wide range of subjects, Ken likes to capture and record the atmosphere and feeling of any given scene. Most of his paintings are of the Fylde coast or of places visited.
13 August – 01 September 2019
The Brentleigh Group consists of 3 local artists of different styles.
Liz Ellis is a knife painter, focusing primarily on seascapes. Liz’s work has been exhibited and sold in galleries in Lancashire, Cumbria, West Midlands and Cornwall. Her work has featured in calendars, been short listed for the Royal Academy and she currently sells in galleries in Cornwall.
Anne Taylor is a landscape painter who loves to use texture in her work, having incorporated materials as varied and unique as Icelandic lava into her Iceland range of landscape paintings.
Vivien Unsworth crosses the full range of styles, from abstract painting inspired by colour and form to produce a painting that evokes the senses, to more representational art.
|“Concepts in Clay” Ceramics by Northern Potters Group 02 – 21 July 2019|
Northern Potters Association ( WEST ) is a regional branch of the Northern Potters Association ( N.P.A.).
N.P.A. WEST has gained a strong reputation for skill and individuality in the field of Ceramics and showcases the work of more than 20 members.
The show reveals a range of subjects and approaches to working with clay from decorative to functional in a diverse selection of sizes.
Our aims are to promote the Art of Ceramics and provide a network of support to its members.
In his own words:
I live in Lancashire, and make my living as an Artist.
Moving from Bristol to Sunderland and then to Preston, I painted and drew all the time, enjoyed primary school education, but disengaged at secondary school in most subjects apart from Art (eternal gratitude to my Art teacher). I carried on drawing and painting whilst working as a barman, hod carrier, cushion stuffer, forklift driver and 32 other jobs until I returned to education.
By 1992 I was in Scotland at the Glasgow School of Art where for the first time, I considered the possibility of being an “artist” myself – painting for a living.
After leaving Glasgow and returning to Lancashire I found a studio and continued painting, and gradually improved to the point where I ended up with the confidence to exhibit at several national Art events.
I am my worst critic with my work and find it difficult to maintain confidence most of the time but the fact that I continue to receive commissions and my work sells must be a validation. I suppose good art speaks to everyone.
I tutor life drawing and painting classes from my studio and offer one to one tuition, contact me if you are interested.