ANDREW JACKSON - Featured Artist

2 April 2017

"I reassess and rework constantly, adding layers," says Andrew Jackson. "I’m often asked how I 'manage not to smudge it' - I smudge it deliberately and my hands are black when I finish...
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  • LSA Student Award - Video

    17 June 2017

    The first LSA Student Award- the shortlisted students from the universities and colleges, the winners and the exhibition showing the winning work in 2015.

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  • LSA Annual Exhibition - Video

    9 June 2017

    Follow the organisers and council team as they put together one of our Annual Exhibitions. Filmed in 2015 by Indigo Blue Media

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  • THE ART OF AMBIGUITY: by Lars Tharp - Spotlight

    13 November 2016

    The portrait of David Attenborough by Bryan Organ is discussed by Lars Tharp, as drawings by Bryan Organ for the portrait go on show in the LSA Annual Exhibition

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  • DANIELLE VAUGHAN - Featured Artist

    25 October 2016

    One of my proudest moments was meeting Claudio Ranieri and having him sign my portrait of him. This year has been amazing for Leicester and I am making portraits of people and buildings in the city.

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  • SUE GRAHAM - Featured Artist

    6 September 2016

    "The feeling of escape, the solitude of being next to the sea in the open air for the day whatever the weather is essential to my way of working. There is no other feeling that comes close to being in the open air and painting on the spot."

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  • PETER RAPP - Featured Artist

    26 July 2016

    "Seeing, thinking, drawing. Constantly discovering new ways to do these three things. I do a lot of drawing and re-drawing. I sometimes start with a doodle, letting my mind wander. I'm looking for an unusual composition or something with a bit of an edge .. "

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  • LARS THARP by Joan Stephens - Spotlight

    7 June 2016

    I caught Lars on one of the rare free days of domestic relaxation he can enjoy: mostly being a free lance lecturer, consultant in ceramics, cultural tourist operator in both the Far East and in Europe, means he spends a good deal of time away from his home town.. . .Joan Stephens talks to the President of Leicester Society of Artists

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  • PETER CLAYTON - Featured Artist

    10 April 2016

    "I like to lose my self in a wide range of music while I work," says Peter Clayton – it helps me become more intuitive, I think, and not overwork things. . . .

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  • JENNY COOK - Featured Artist

    13 March 2016

    I discovered the joy of working with wood at the Coach House, Community Craft Centre . . . I had just gone to repair a little cupboard, but seeing the lathes and band-saws, I immediately began wondering how I could combine my painting with wood-working?...and that was it!

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    1 February 2016

    "I began to explore notions of wearing out and holding together", says Gillian Adair McFarland. "I feel we treasure things most at the point we are about to lose them in pushing grounds to their limits, ideas about conservation and preservation emerge." . . .

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  • CHIRSTOPHER BENT - Featured Artist

    17 November 2015

    "I started to look at the abstract quality of skies more closely and to experiment freely with the wonderful shapes and variety of edges in cloud formations," says Christopher Bent. . . .

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  • CARL SWANSON - Featured Artist

    16 September 2015

    "Art and craft is really a whole series of problems to be dealt with and resolved, says Carl Swanson.  I keep my ideas open, looking from different angles, and finding a ways around things to work to a theme". . . .

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  • JANE FRENCH - Featured Artist

    12 July 2015

    "A combination of believing in myself and achieving goals and receiving recognition from others, has meant that I’m determined to continue doing what I do and to do it as well as I can", says Jane French . . .

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  • DEBORAH BIRD - Featured Artist

    7 May 2015

    "Nature is my fascination and my fear. I love its genius, and beauty but fear the increasing unbalances that we cause," says Deborah Bird . . . .

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  • MARY RODGERS - My Sketchbooks

    23 April 2015

    "When I draw I clarify my ideas and record what I see," says Mary Rodgers. . . . .

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  • John Barradell - Featured Artist

    1 March 2015

    "Drawing and looking, which are the same thing in my opinion," says John Barradell . . .

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  • Jo Sheppard - Featured Artist

    8 January 2015

    Jo Sheppard is a professional fine artist. She trained as a teacher and taught art & design in secondary schools until she took a career break . . .

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  • JILL HAILES - My Travel Sketchbook

    8 January 2015

    Jill uses concertina sketchbooks and takes them on holiday and filling them with fast flowing ink drawings . . .

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  • LSA ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2014 by Lars Tharp - Spotlight

    8 December 2014

    Introducing the LSA Annual Exhibition 2014, Lars Tharp describes his new role as President of Leicester Society of Artists

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