ACCLAIMED ARTISTS AT GALLERY
Longridge Gallery is delighted to be an integral part of Create Longridge. Established in 1985 and under the curatorship of the Sherets since 2000, the Gallery has built an enviable reputation for the quality and range of the artwork exhibited
Throughout the summer, artists competing in Create Longridge will feature alongside national favourites. After the Create Longridge painting competition on 3rd September, Longridge Gallery will host a week-long exhibition and sale of all the work produced.
Peter Brook was born in the winter of 1927 surrounded by the Pennines which became such an influence in his life. After a career in teaching Peter became a full time artist aged 40, contracted to Agnews of London and saw his work exhibited around the world. Many celebrities collected his work including James Mason and Sir Tom Courtenay. Featuring himself and his dog in his paintings in the 1980s, this became a trademark for his later work. Peter’s work has featured in the Tate Gallery Desk Diary and nowadays his original work is fetching high prices. Sadly, Peter passed away in 2009 but Longridge Gallery continues to exhibit his work.
Wendy Corbett is best known for her contemporary seascapes and depictions of the natural world, working primarily in pastels. Signed to the country’s leading fine art publisher, Wendy’s work can be seen in galleries the length and breadth of Britain. Her original paintings are regularly exhibited in Longridge Gallery, particularly those featuring the local area: “Born in Birmingham in 1953, I followed a varied career path before joining my father as a commercial artist. I did this for some years before the computer era took over and the work I did was no longer required. I moved sideways in to the Fine Art world and was able to establish myself as a full-time professional artist.”
Sue Howells won the Fine Art Trade Guild Award for best-selling published artist in 2008 and has never looked back. Self-trained and a full-time painter, she is known for her interpretation of landscapes and buildings, and has developed a bold and vivid style. She works mainly in watercolours but loves to experiment with other media. Sue continues to broaden her range of subjects, maintaining her energy and colours by using an economy of brush strokes. Sue works as loosely as possible because watercolours can be controlled but never bullied. “Everything is off-kilter, which generates an energy that seems to appeal. The more I exaggerate my figures, the more popular they are.”
Gosha Gibek’s main interest is the architecture of Northern England, with its stone buildings and little villages sunk into green fields and stuck between hills: “I stand for colour. It enhances mood and brings happiness. Colour is all around me as I have a rare condition, synaesthesia, which means that I can see colours in words and numbers. As one speaks it comes back to me like a colourful wave. When I look around, the world reveals itself as a colourful fairyland. My mission is to touch people’s life by colour, giving them colourful memories. I am proud to announce that my painting ‘Town: Clitheroe’, shown here, was the Ribble Valley Prize Winner 2015.”
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