Previous Exhibitions

January 2020: Artist Double Bill

This month’s art exhibition is brought to us by two local artists Alice Evans who will have her work on display in the bar area from Tuesday 7th January and Sarah Massey who will display her work in the cafe area from Friday 10th January.

Bar Area: Alice Evans

Alice is an artist based in Lancaster and works as a friendly member of our bar staff team at the 日本黄色视频网站,黄色视频免费下载. The majority of the work in this exhibition has been made in the last year in Lancaster. It includes an eclectic mix of illustration, drawings & photography.

Alice is currently trying to write a PhD in Fine Art. She previously studied for an MA at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited work at Late at Tate Britain, The Courtauld Institute and was shortlisted in 2018 for the CERN international artist in residence scheme. Her Short Film ‘Devon Gothic’ was awarded best director at Bristol Independent Film Festival.

Other recent Projects include the ‘Experiment with the Bird in an Air Pump’ exhibition inspired by Joseph Wright of Derby (2018).

Her Short Film ‘Gaslighting’ was screened as part of Tina Keane’s selection for Visions in the Nunnery 2018.

In 2016-19 she was awarded mentorship as part of the University Women in the Arts Scheme by the female heads of art organisations across the country. 

Further information can be seen at www.aliceevansfineart.co.uk

Cafe Area: Sarah Massey

More about Sarah Massey – Though The Rainbow Art

I am an artist from Galgate and I studied art at The University of Cumbria where I worked in sculpture and paint. My paintings have been inspired by colour and the research that I did for my dissertation about the links between colour and emotions. The works of Mark Rothko and the Abstract Expressionists have influenced my work as well as the beauty of the local area.

My work is based on the light and shadow inherent in our lives and explores how connections can be made to colour, line and form. Many of my pieces begin with representations of places around me, from the viaduct in Galgate to Morecambe Bay and Ashton Memorial. They are then created through exploring colour and different ways of applying paint to the canvas. I paint straight onto the canvas, responding to the music I’m listening to so that my work is produced through the unconscious mind. 

For more information head to @throughtherainbow03 on Facebook.

December 2019: Art Fest

Four of our most popular artists from the last year all displaying their work just in time for you to enjoy this festive season and maybe snag some beautiful presents.

Alison Brown

Colourful paintings featuring larger than life animals, with beautiful texture and dimension.

Gill Fenna

Paintings that draw great inspiration from the beauty of our natural surroundings especially the wonderful water and sky views available locally.

Pete Alston

Makes beautiful hand carved oak framed mirrors and upcycles whatever he can get his hands on.

Terry Abbott

Terry love’s wild places and spends much time in the Scottish islands and the lake district and these feature prominently in his work.


November 2019: Becky Atherton

Becky Atherton’s acrylic paintings present a magical and theatrical landscape. When women appear in her paintings they are often hybrids of human and mythological birds; juxtaposing the more traditional, nurturing role of women in nature with fantastical adaptations which alter our ability to view the subject as female. In many the female form is no longer present and has taken flight or evolved. See Becky Atherton’s website for more information.

Becky Atherton’s launch night is Wednesday 6th November at 7.30pm. Head to the bar for your chance to meet the artist and be first to enjoy her exhibition!


October 2019: David French

David’s work, reflects the places he’s travelled to over the past few years, paintings of coastal scenes with an underlying theme of escapism and recent paintings of the beautiful local scenery!

To follow David French’s art why not look him up on instagram?

David’s launch night will be Wednesday 2nd October at 6.30pm. Head to the bar for your chance to meet the artist and learn more about his motivations.


September 2019: Tony Shepherd

This month’s art exhibition is brought to us by local artist Tony Shepherd who will be displaying a series of portraits. His work covers well known celebrities and actors as well as local faces, these portraits will knock your socks off! There’s a few portraits of our staff as well, come down and spot them!


August 2019: Pete Alston

This month’s art exhibition is put on thanks to Pete Alston who makes beautiful hand carved oak framed mirrors and upcycles whatever he can get his hands on. His exhibition is full of quirky pieces in a variety of different styles and at different price points that you will definitely want to take home!
 
Pete Alston’s work will be on display from 6th August until 2nd September. Pete does not have a web presence so if you want to take home one of his pieces you better get down here soon!

July 2019

Bar Area: Linda Page

Linda Page our June  artist will continue her exhibition in the bar until August.

Lower Cafe: ‘We Are Reading’

An exhibition brought to you by the children of Lancaster and Morecamebe. This year’s theme is “We Are Reading”, which has been a reading initiative worked on by local schools over the past year to get kids into reading. Check them out on social media @LAMSATPrimary. Lancaster and Morecambe Schools’ Arts Trail (LAMSAT) is an annual exhibition of primary school children’s artwork displayed in venues across the local area.

Upper Cafe: Auction Display

In the run up to the Gregson Auction of Promises on 13th July we will have on display some of the artwork that will be available at the auction.


June 2019: Linda Paige

Linda is an award-winning painter and designer, who has worked extensively in a variety of media and in a number of professional artistic roles. Born in Devon in 1955 before relocating to Norwich at an early age, she studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at the Norwich School of Art from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, becoming prodigious in fashion and primarily knitwear design owing to the creative opportunities of a fast-evolving period in British fashion. Alongside her freelance experience in design, she applied her knowledge to teaching Design Technology at Norwich School in the 1990s.

Her style represents a realist, detailed overview of both landscape and still life subjects, due in large part to her early grounding in Graphic Design, which through development in watercolour and later gouache, have revealed a distinctive voice with regards to colour and composition. After relocating to Morecambe in the mid-2000s, her worked evolved to incorporate an Art Deco aspect, providing a stylistically iconic subtext to her detailed style; this she demonstrated with a series of works illustrating Art Deco architecture in Morecambe, as well as series of landscapes and historic building studies. Concurrently, she has extended the bolder side of her style with a series of linocuts.

Today, she remains available for private commissions and regularly exhibits at Ludus Dance School, The Whale Tail Café, The Arteria Gallery, situated in Lancaster, and 13 The Warehouse in Morecambe. Her work can also be found in the Tourist Information Centres in Morecambe and Lancaster, and perhaps most notably, The Midland Hotel in Morecambe, where she serves as the House Artist.


May 2019: Artist Double Bill

In May we are lucky enough to have two artists on display! We will have a klaunch night for both of them on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm.

Bar Area: Gill Fenna

Gill is a Lancaster based artist who did a ‘Painting for the Terrified’ class over 20 years ago and hasn’t look back. She has been painting on and off since then, fitting it in whenever possible around family and work commitments.

Mostly painting in acrylics, Gill also dabbles in pastels and oils, drawing great inspiration from the beauty of our natural surroundings especially the wonderful water and sky views available locally. You will see from her exhibition that sunsets are a particular favourite, along with any opportunity to mix colours!

Gill considers painting a relaxing escape that allows her to focus completely for a few hours and totally forget about everything else.

Cafe Area: Daisy Wood

This is what Daisy has to say about her work:

“My practice is centred on colour, humour and playfulness. All of my work is an intuitive exercise in composition and colour theory. As well as the larger pieces on canvas, I love to work on small squares of paper – ‘squares of joy’ – which allow for ongoing experimentation and maximum flexibility.

I regularly draw people in continuous line. I feel it produces results that provoke laughter in the sitter. I find it a great way to connect with people and to remain actively creative.”

Instagram: @daisywoodart
Website: daisyjanewoodart.wixsite.com/dwart
Email: daisyjanewood92@gmail.com


April 2019: Sarah Strachan

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March 2019: Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong has been painting for more than twenty years and has had solo and collaborative exhibitions in various places in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

She works mainly in oils. Many of her paintings work on how light filters into a landscape, an arrangement or a building. She has been particularly interested in reflected light in buildings in recent years. And has an everlasting love of vibrant colour and still lives.

She lives in Lancashire.

Her art work will be in the main bar of The Gregson for the whole of March and will be available to purchase.


February 2019 : Terry Abbott

Artwork by Terry Abbott will be on display in the bar and cafe areas of the 日本黄色视频网站,黄色视频免费下载 for all of February 2019. All work will be available to purchase.

To see more of Terry Abbott’s work visit his website: http://terryjudeabbott.co.uk

About the Artist:
“I’ve always had a love of wild places. I’m drawn to the North of Scotland, and have a deep affection for Scottish islands, particularly Orkney. I’ve visited approximately sixty Scottish islands (both inhabited and uninhabited) and am planning further trips. I love days where you can capture a dark sky behind golden grasses and the orange of autumn bracken, or walk along a deserted beach. Hiking in the Lake District last winter was also a revelation for me. I’m a keen member of a local walking group, and spend much of my spare time in the Lake District and Dales.”