The Fylingdales Group of Artists
138 Thames Road
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Inspired by painters who have worked outdoors, from the Impressionists onwards, Bruce Mulcahy has, for over twenty years, been producing his landscapes on the spot in all seasons and weathers. The practical difficulties of this are put to one side as the vital thing for him is to be able to react directly to the subject - its colours, textures and light - to try to show something of what was special about a particular place at a particular time. His materials (oil, gouache or acrylic) provide the strength of colour and tone and allow the variety of marks to be made which together suggest what it was like to be in front of the scene itself, where, as Bruce puts it, ‘something said ‘Stop. Paint here’.
Education:- 1967 - 74 Wheelwright Grammer School, Dewsbury. 1974 - 78 Newcastle University.
Qualifications & Awards. B.A.(Hons), Degree in Fine Art (2.1) 1978 . John Christie Scholarship 1977. Cheshire County Council Prizes 1989. John James Hamer Award 1991. Eleanor Sykes Award 1995, 1997, 2000. Laing Competition Guests’ Award 1995, 1997. Calder Graphics Prize 2003.
Art Society Memberships. Fylingdales Group of Artists, Yorkshire Watercolour Society (Committee Member), Hudderfield Art Society, Dewsbury Arts Group.
Exhibitions (group) Include:- London, Royal Society of Marine Artists - 1994 - to present. Singer Friedlander/ Sunday Times Watercolour Competition. Laing National Painting Competition. Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. Manchester Academy of Fine Arts. University of Northumbria gallery. Leeds City Art gallery. House of Commons. Fountains Abbey. Dean Clough Gallery.
Exhibitions Solo:- Hield Gallery, Ripon. Art of Oak, Wakefield. Greenhouse Gallery, Sheffield. Nunnington Hall. Also several in Mulcahy Studio / Gallery, Dewsbury, 1994 to present.
Teaching / Educational Experience:- Painting demonstrations to Art Societies since 1994. Painting workshops (one or two days0 since 2001. Tuition to small groups in Studio / Gallery since 2000. Free Public Painting Workshop, Huddersfield Art gallery, October 2003. Sessions working with pupils at Brownhill Infants School, Batley.
Other Information. Work is held in many private UK Collections and currently in 14 other countries: - Ireland, France, Holland, Germany, Poland, Finland, Norway, Italy, Canada, USA, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Entry in ‘Who’s Who in Art’ 31st Edition 2004.
Entry on Axis Website: (Leeds Metropolitan University).