The lively 127th annual exhibition presents the latest artwork by Leicester Society of Artists. An intriguing mix of styles, media and subject matter, the exhibition includes painting, sculpture, multimedia, original prints and drawings. Works are for sale in a range of prices. Displayed in two galleries there are more than 150 works to inspire and delight.
To mark the 25th year of Douglas Smith's presidency of the LSA, the unique wonderbox containing 75 miniature works of art was presented by members to Douglas Smith at the evening preview and was on show in the exhibition.
Prize-winning works were kindly selected by Andrew Selby, Head of Department, School of the Arts, Loughborough University.
Brewin Dolphin Gold Prize - Leslie Goodwin, Skye in Summer II
"An exuberant and accomplished piece of work that evocatively communicates the rugged beauty of the island."
Brewin Dolphin Silver Prize - Dylan Waldron, A Saucer with Figs
"On the surface a simple study, but there is a mastery of painting that seamlessly embraces luminosity and form with a high degree of dexterity."
Brewin Dolphin Bronze Prize - Susan R Sansome, Winter Trees, Botanical Gardens
"Haunting and compelling in equal measure, this work has an enduring appeal because the way it is composed and executed. It rewards the viewer with a different persepective every time it is viewed."
George Pickard Prize - Jay Seabrook, Two Sunflowers
"An interesting composition. It made me stop, look and smile - I like it when an exhibit does that."
Guy Dixon Prize - Peter Carter, Repose
"A sensitive and emotive articulation of the human form. I particularly enjoyed the juxtaposed placement of the hands and their relationship with the rest of the body."
Henton Ellis Prize - Mary Toon, Orderly Still Life
"A thoughtful and engaging study, handled in an accomplished but mannered way, with controlled tones."