A Peak District Thing – Exhibition Preview

02/08/2013 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Foxlowe Arts Centre, Leek
Market Place
Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6AD
Free Admission
Chris Thompson
01538 386112

Preview – Friday 2nd August 2013 7pm – 9pm (Free Admission)

Exhibition runs from Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 15th September

Gallery Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm


Lewis Noble (abstract landscape)

Lewis Noble has lived and worked in Derbyshire since 1996 and was that county’s artist in residence during 2001 as part of the Vickers Art Prize, when he produced paintings at four prominent locations around the county.

Over time Noble has built a reputation as one of central England’s foremost artists. His focus lies in the physical and emotional impact of the landscape on the senses and how the experience of being in a landscape effects us as human beings.

He states ‘Painting outside is very important to me, the landscape is noisy, continuous and constantly changing. The challenge is to make something that is more than a frozen moment and contains all the time it took to make it.

The landscape paintings of Constable and his magnificent skies are echoed in Lewis Noble’s fascination for large skies and their changing forms, while his free use of paint and its dissolving textures might remind us of Turner’s canvases in which winds and storms, mists and smoke seem to end up as an exploration of paint itself. The energy and physicality of Lewis’s technique of applying paint, whether with a brush or palette knife, and the importance of gesture, also brings him close to Abstract Expressionism. But the references to other artists and schools are so completely absorbed within his own work that any attempt to label him as post-this or post-that are futile.

Noble has held numerous solo exhibitions over the past twelve years and his work can be found in some of Britain’s finest galleries. His paintings are in private and public collections in Britain, Australia and the USA.

Also appearing with Lewis Noble is David Howson (ceramics), Linda Rolland (landscape),Mandy Noble (contemporary quilt maker), Kevin Millward (ceramics)

Lewis Noble

Lewis Noble