The Fylingdales Group of Artists
The Fylingdales Group of Artists 1995 - 2005
Membership of 22 artists.
Atkin Michael Present Member
(Hon.Secretary 2006 -
Resigned in 1999, exhibited for three years.
Born Selby, North Yorkshire 1937. N.D.D. Painting Middlesbrough College of Art, 1960 A.T.D. Leeds College of Art, 1990 M.A. Distinction. University of Northumbria. Lives and works in Danby, North Yorkshire
Allen David Present Member Chairman 2008-
Resigned 2007 Moved to London
Graduating in 1989 with the M.A. (Honours) degree in Fine Art from Edinburgh University, with Edinburgh College of Art, Allison trained as an art historian and specialized in painting. While there, she exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy January Exhibition, and won several accolades, including a Sotheby Award and the Richard Demarco Painting Prize. Based in Yorkshire, Allison has exhibited in regional, national and commercial settings and received further recognition, including a Special Award in the Laing Competition.
Drawing is of central importance to my work, both in making preliminary sketches and during the painting process. By investing a lot of time in design drawings, I am able to explore and refine the structure of the composition. Whether painting landscapes, interiors or people, I work for the most part from direct observation, in mixed media, soft pastel and oils. The experience of space, and unusual juxtapositions of shape, colour and texture are constant preoccupations. I seek to record exceptional and beautiful qualities in apparently ordinary subjects.
Exhibitions: Laing Competition, Mercer Gallery, Harrogate and Mall Galleries, London; Print Open., R.W.F.A., Bristol Art Gallery; Silver Longboat Exhibition, Darlington Art Gallery and Oslo, Norway. At the Mall Galleries, London: National Print Exhibition; New English Art Club; Pastels Today, Pastel Society; Royal Institute of British Artists.
Packham Les M.B.E. Died December 2015 aged 70.
Les Packham was born in Keighley but raised and educated in Sussex.
He started painting in watercolour relatively late in life at the age of nearly forty, having been previously inspired by the great early English and Victorian water colorists.
A former chairman of the Yorkshire Watercolour Society, Les has exhibited in London at the Mall Galleries, House of Commons, The University Women’s Club and nearer home at the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate and the Ferens Gallery in Hull.
Resigned 2014 due to ill health.
Exhibitions.1981 Fine Art Degree Show, Humberside University, School of Fine Art Queen’s Gardens, Kingston upon Hull.1981-84 Member of the Hull Artists Association, taking part in all of their shows notably the invitational at the ‘Westersingel Gallery’ in Rotterdam, Holland.1984 Ferens Gallery Hull. Usher Galley, Lincoln. Worked on a Mural on board the ‘Raleigh’ the flagship of the outreach project’ Operation Raleigh’.1985 Nelson Atkins Gallery, Kansas City Mo. U.S.A. worked on the ‘Festival of the Imagination Project’.1986 Designed and executed interior design work for the Oasis Wine bar, Hull.1989 Show of Paintings and Collages at the Posterngate Gallery as part of the Ferens Art Gallery temporary exhibition programme.1991 Exhibition of workshop pieces at the TSB Lloyd’s Bank in Whitby and at the Danby Centre of the North York Moors National Park.1997 Exhibition of Paintings and Collages at the Sutton Bank Centre of the North York Moors national Park.1998 Exhibition of Paintings and Collages at Scarborough Art Gallery. The Exhibition was around the theme of ‘Images of Experience’.1998 Work included in the East Coast Open Exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery.2004 Exhibition of paintings at Beverley Art Gallery.2005 Major one person show at Sewerby Hall, East Yorkshire with significant new work based on the East Coast landscape.2005 Joint show with three other women artists at the Pannett Art Gallery Whitby, on the theme ‘Testament of Nature’ presenting four very different interpretations of seeing.