Dewsbury Arts Group’s annual summer art exhibition starts tomorrow and runs for a week.
The event at Dewsbury Town Hall has now been going for more than 50 years and will feature 183 pieces of artwork created by 28 arts group members.
The featured artist this year is Trevor Pittaway who will be showing 27 pieces of work.
Trevor’s paintings are in oil, acrylic, watercolour and egg-tempera and he is also a printmaker. Inspiration for his work ranges from the historic architecture of Venice to the English country landscape.
David Fletcher from Dewsbury Arts Group said: “His work is atmospheric, timeless, exquisitely painted, attractive and eminently desirable. The selected exhibition shows work in a wide variety of media (two and three dimensional) depicting a huge range of subject matter.”
The exhibition’s landscapes depict local scenes, coastal scenes, the English countryside and some exotic places by Andrew Bennett, Malcolm Jones, David Martin, Bruce Mulcahy and David Wood. Josie Barraclough, John Lewis, Damian Clark, Henry Thornton and Anne Carey are showing some large canvases.
As usual, the exhibition includes drawings in pencil, pastel, charcoal, pen and brush and there are several figurative pieces from Mary Follows, Ivor Westwood, Shirley Ross, plus portraits by Ken Beaumont and Alec Jackson.
Sue Atkinson’s lively and highly individual figure paintings contrast with Dennis Palmer’s striking abstracts and semi-abstracts while delicate pieces by Beryl Conroy and Mollie Armitage sit well with Myra Turner’s detailed embroideries.
There is printwork from Karen Stansfield and Roger Gardner, together with Mike Smith’s intriguing lino-cuts.
Bold sculptures by Melanie Wilks have a strong impact among the two dimensional work.
The exhibition, sponsored by George Brooke Ltd, is open daily (except Sunday) from 11am to 4pm. Admission is free.
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