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NSA member Janet Lynch is currently exhibiting work at Livingstone St Ives gallery in St Ives. Entitled The Geronimo Hot Springs Motel, the show runs from 4th to 20th November and includes paintings and poetry.

Janet’s work continues to evolve in unexpected ways but this figurative exhibition which shows work created over many years confirms that at the heart of most paintings there is a constant referral to ‘relationship’. These relationships are indicated metaphorically, the other being represented by a formalised depiction of an animal, often dogs or horses, occasionally birds or other creatures. Sometimes these relationships are pleasant as with Woman with a Red Horse, or disturbing such as the dog in Birth. In one of the earliest pictures painted there is definitely an inferred sexual implication.

Woman with a Red Horse

 

Birth

“I love travel, and when I am away from the studio often find myself writing a few lines as a substitute for painting I suppose. The title of this exhibition was taken from one of these little poems – The Geronimo Hot Springs Motel, a small book of which is available to buy at the gallery.  As with the paintings these personal poems are all the distillation of personal experience.”
Livingstone St Ives, 71–73 Fore Street, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1HW. More examples of work in the exhibition can be seen on the Livingstone St Ives website

The Federation of British Artists (FBA) is the major visual arts charity which exhibits nine of the UK’s leading art societies at the Mall Galleries, London. The FBA has been championing figurative art since it was established in 1961. To celebrate its milestone 60th anniversary, it will be launching a brand-new online opportunity and selling exhibition: Figurative Art Now.

As society re-emerges into the light after the pandemic, Figurative Art Now will give artists the chance to showcase their work and give the public an opportunity to view and buy new pieces in a wide range of mediums. This innovative exhibition will be selected by some of the art world’s leading voices, held 100% online, and offer a range of prizes including cash awards, mentoring and exhibition opportunities. The FBA is asking you to be part of its future… and to be in the good company of previous exhibitors including Stanley Spencer, L.S. Lowry, Walter Sickert, etc.

Submission deadline is Tuesday 1st June 5pm. Full details and submission info can be found here