90@90 | The Art of Allan Laycock | 1 - 4 June 2018
Allan Laycock was born in 1928 and will celebrate his 90th birthday this year. To mark the occasion, Chorley's are delighted to host a selling exhibition of 90 of his paintings, selected from across his wide range of styles and subject matter.
Allan studied at Keighley College of Art and Sheffield College of Art, where he obtained both the National Diploma in Design and the Art Teacher’s Diploma. He began his career as a Designer & Visualiser with advertising agencies and design groups in Norwich, Wellington, New Zealand and London up to 1974 when he was appointed Lecturer in Graphic Design in the Faculty of Vocational Studies at Gloucester College of Art and Design.
Allan is primarily a landscape artist, and paints all landscapes in situ, at one sitting – rarely in a studio – and uses acrylics as a watercolour medium. He has exhibited all over the West Country. Much of his current work features the Cotswolds, although excursions as far afield as New Zealand have produced some exciting views. Allan is a Member of innumerable Societies of Artists and his work is to be found in worldwide private and public collections.
Allan’s work has appeared on TV, and he was the Commentator on the BBC production of “Art in Agriculture”. His subject matter is usually a rural scene, but from the less familiar viewpoint, painted ‘on the day, as it is’ with delightful spontaneity and authenticity.
The exhibition will include examples of all styles of Allan's work, with prices ranging from £40 to £1000, and will be open to the public at Chorley's upper saleroom from Friday 1st through to Monday 4th June 2018. Call Catrin Hampton for further information: 01452 344499.
Six Painters | 14 & 15 October 2017
We have once again transformed our saleroom into a gallery, to showcase the work of six local artists, varying in style and price to suit all tastes and budgets.
The artists have kindly offered to donate part of the proceeds from every picture sold during the Exhibition to our chosen charity for this year: Longfield Hospice Care.
| Exhibition Times:
Saturday 14 October 2pm - 5pm
Sunday 15 October 10am - 4pm
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July 2012 Treasures of Gloucestershire
September 2008 Influences & Inspiration
August 2008 Prinknash Treasures
October 2007 Cotswold Craftsmen