90@90 | The Art of Allan Laycock
Saturday 2, Sunday 3 & Monday 4 June 2018
To mark the occasion of Allan's 90th birthday, Chorley's were 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 included examples of all styles of Allan's work, and was a complete sell-out! Call Catrin Hampton for further information: 01452 344499 or view Allan's website: ALLAN LAYCOCK
October 2017 Six Painters
April 2015 Emerging British Artists
July 2012 Treasures of Gloucestershire
September 2008 Influences & Inspiration
August 2008 Prinknash Treasures
October 2007 Cotswold Craftsmen