Featured Artist -- September 2015 -- Now and Then
Exhibit: September 1 - October 3
Reception: Friday, September 11, 6 to 8 pm
As a teenager in England I began sketching the countryside and drawing the occasional portrait. Soon the demands of career and family left little time for art but I still had the chance to attend evening classes in Boston and Walnut Creek in pottery making, clay modelling, etching and drawing. When I retired I was finally able to devote time to oil painting. I have studied portrait painting in several workshops given by Craig Nelson, participated in a landscape workshop by Richard McDaniel and painted still life with Roberta Remy. I have also enjoyed a great many opportunities to paint landscapes and people with friends at the North Valley Art League.
My paintings have been shown at various locations in the Redding area and are held in the collections of a number of people both locally and elsewhere.
Looking back over the work of the past 50 years I realize that my greatest interest has been in people – perhaps reflecting my career – and I now have a number of clay figures, drawings and paintings which reflect changes in the same people over many years as well as portraits of others known only recently.
Lately I have been unable to travel far and my landscapes have been mainly local. Fortunately we live in a beautiful area of the country and there is much well worth painting close at hand.