Leeds Art Gallery

We went to Leeds yesterday to see my sister and brother-in-law (Sheila and Mike) as the finale to my week of birthday celebrations!!  I especially wanted to go to Leeds Art Gallery because there is an exhibition of Ben and Winifred Nicholson on at the moment. I only really discovered Winifred Nicholson last January when I went to a talk  about her at the Whitworth Art Gallery. I love her flower paintings and recently when I was painting the landscape in Cumbria and Yorkshire I was inspired by both Winifred and Ben’s landscape paintings. It was a lovely exhibition and I couldn’t help think that it would be much more publicised if it was in London.

There were also some very powerful paintings by Nevinson of WW1 and a huge photo of Ypres after the battle of Passchendaele. Our Grandfather fought in that battle and was awarded a Military Medal for bravery. It was very moving to see the photo knowing that he had experienced it at first hand.

If you’re ever near Leeds you should visit this Gallery, but leave plenty of time if you want lunch, as the service in the cafe is very slow!!

Cumbrian hills

One of my paintings of Cumbrian hills.

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