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Justin Twigg

JUSTIN TWIGG

Many of Justin’s paintings using acrylics, ink and oil paint depict places that will be familiar to those who live in Leek.

His passion for painting resurfaced last year, having been somewhat sidelined by his work as a teacher and musician, despite holding a Fine Art degree from Manchester University.

His motivation to return to painting has intensified and his output is prolific.

St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Beresfords Memorial C.E. First School

Angela Thompson

This display (a small sample from a large range of hand stitched quilts ) attests to Angela’s passion with the needle and love of vibrant colour…….an excellent antidote to a grey winter.

 

 

 

Cafe Art – Nicola Richardson

Nicola’s full time occupation as a firefighter for Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and family life with three children suggests that finding time to develop her Artwork reflects commitment and passion.

Subject matter for works in watercolour, pastel and oil paint initially favoured Animals and Wildlife and more recently has included human figures in narrative settings. The exhibition includes original works and limited edition prints of the originals.

Painsley Catholic College

The artworks by 2017 GCSE students illustrate skilful and imaginative interpretations in response to set themes. In both exam and coursework projects students have developed their ideas by researching Artists and exploring a range of techniques and media. These include sculptural processes using paper, card, clay, wire and mod-roc. Drawing and painting processes include pen and wash, watercolour, acrylic, oil and chalk pastels and pencil crayon. In addition students used photography, photoshop and collage to develop their ideas.

 

 

REBECCA WEBSTER-LAJMI

Rebecca’s Paintings in Acrylic and Watercolour are inspired by Nature. Closely observed and detailed illustrations of flowers, fruit, leaves, seeds, shells and pebbles are linked to a strong passion for colour.

 

Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett:
Lucy’s paintings are a celebration of the natural world and a distillation of her observations formed over time through drawing and photography. The semi abstraction captures the energy of growth and form and gives space for the spectator to respond to the new worlds on offer through her distinctive personal style.

Portraits – Leek High School

LEEK HIGH SCHOOL – PORTRAITS. A year ago the display of Portraits by students from Leek High was very popular with visitors to the Foxlowe. The current well observed and sensitively drawn images will undoubtedly invite equal acclaim.

A Long Way from Home

A new exhibition ‘A Long Way From Home’ has recently opened in the Heritage Room.

The exhibition has only been seen before in Leek for a short while in 2004 after the collaboration between Borderland Voices and the Polish Community, who came to England after the Second World War and settled at the disused army camp at Blackshaw Moor.

A series of in-depth interviews from survivors of prison and labour camps together with heart-rending refugee journeys were recorded and transcribed culminating in the publication of an accompanying book.

Sadly most of the interviewees have now died but it is hoped the exhibition will be a reminder of the bravery and stoicism of the Polish people who travelled so far from their own country and of interest to the new generation of Polish people who have settled in Leek and the Moorlands.

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