Artists


The essence of Create Longridge is to capture Longridge in one day through the eyes of the incredibly talented artists taking part. Each artist will bring their own style and vision, whether that is a painting of the beautiful countryside, the historic architecture or the wonderful people of the town. There are no rules on size or style, the form of the work is for each artist to determine. Below you will find biographical details of some of the artists taking part. This may be helpful in planning your day and watching different artists at work. Please enjoy our artists!

 

Wendy Corbett

I am best known for my contemporary seascapes and depictions of the natural world, working primarily in pastels. My original paintings are regularly exhibited in Longridge Gallery, particularly those featuring the local area.

www.wendycorbett.com

 

Gosha Gibek

My main interest is the architecture of Northern England, with its stone buildings and cute little villages sank into green fields and stuck between hills. When I look around, the world reveals itself as a colourful fairy land. My mission is to touch people’s life by colour, giving them colourful memories.

www.goshart.co.uk

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Jean Hoole

I studied at Nottingham College of Art for four years gaining my diploma during the 1950's. I have painted all my life using water colour , pastel , oil and acrylic . The  Four Horses here was commissioned earlier this year and is in watercolour.

 
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Paul Edmondson

I am a multi-media artist living in Pendle. I studied at Burnley College of Art and got my Degree in Fine Art from Trent Polytechnic. I'm influenced by Warhol, Duchamp,Turner, Situationism and Punk.

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Rod Walmsley

I am an amateur artist and started after retiring about five years ago attending different workshops to gain knowledge to paint in different mediums, mainly watercolour but also with acrylics and pastel. I enjoy now painting landscapes and seascapes using my own photo references or imaginary projects that involves light and atmosphere. I have exhibited artwork at the The Harris Open 2014 and The Blackburn Open 2015 Art Exhibitions.

Isabella Fabbrini

I mainly focus on wildlife illustrations using all my own sourced photographs for each of my illustrations, however I am also building up skills in landscape pieces too. I primarily work in either coloured pencil or acrylics and occasionally watercolour.

 
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Ricky Young

As a self-taught artist starting at a young age I have created artwork ranging from many styles such as portraiture, traditional landscapes and impressionism.

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Tracy Levine

Tracy’s contemporary paintings capture the spirit of the landscapes that inspire her. Her feelings and awareness of an environment are portrayed on canvas in work that expresses a strong connection and intriguing sense of place. The subjects are mostly places that she knows well and visits often. The intensity of observation, through painting and drawing in situ, is captured in the ensuing studio work. This first hand response gives an immediacy and spontaneity to her work.

 

Peter Worswick

Worswick has exhibited throughout the UK, including Kensington Palace and the Tate gallery and as well as an elected honorary member of 'The International Guild of Artist's'

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Luke Tomlinson

The theme behind his paintings is the depiction of comic book media in the form of fine art. This is usually a reflection and re-interpretation of fictional characters and/or locations within a realistic and cinematic setting. Currently his work on this project portrays comic book heroes and villains within subtle film-noir inspired paintings, focusing on heavy contrasting lighting and smoke based backgrounds. He typically works on black primed canvas and begin with sketching an image from a pre-organised photo shoot with a model and locations. Whilst working between original canvas paintings, he usually tries to also produce 1 or 2 watercolour paintings of popular film and television characters using a colour splashed background and then finishing the details with ink and a white pen.

 

Stephen Cross

Stephen has always had an involvement in art since his days at Blackburn College School of Art & Design 1983-85, after which he worked as a graphic designer when he produced a great deal of illustrative work. More recently he has focused on painting plein air, as he believes that it really is the best way to paint in the worlds biggest studio with the best natural light. Stephen works with both acrylics and oils producing works of scenes in and around Chorley and along the local canals.

 

David McKiddie

David started oil painting in earnest about 20 years ago, most of his work features the Lancashire landscape in all its beauty, character and variety. Majority of his paintings are completed 'en pleinair' thus the landscape has a very direct influence on his work "I paint what I see and what I feel - you can't beat nature!"

Linda Hull

Linda has always loved drawing as a child and never really stopped. She gained a degree at Gloucestershire College of Art, then continued to design children's shoes before studying for art teacher's diploma. Linda has also taught art in further education. She loves using acrylics but happy using any medium and painting any subject.

Sue M Johnson

She is a self taught artist based in South Ribble. She enjoys painting outdoors when she gets the opportunity, creating her own representation with her preferred medium of oils. Dawson has in the last year been plein air painting in both Scotland and the Seychelles, (She managed to get caught in the rain more than once in both locations!) Many things inspire her to paint; "I love our northern light and dramatic skies, and enjoy our varied British coastline. I also enjoy observing people and painting them in their everyday surroundings."

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Alison Dawson

She is a self taught artist based in South Ribble. She enjoys painting outdoors when she gets the opportunity, creating her own representation with her preferred medium of oils. Dawson has in the last year been plein air painting in both Scotland and the Seychelles, (She managed to get caught in the rain more than once in both locations!) Many things inspire her to paint; "I love our northern light and dramatic skies, and enjoy our varied British coastline. I also enjoy observing people and painting them in their everyday surroundings."

Glen Moyers

He usually works with graphite, ink and sometimes mix in some digital media with the purpose of having the work available for limited edition prints. Style-wise Moyers falls under surrealism, abstract, optical art, visionary art. His work is also mainly black and white and plans for the 'Create Longridge' competition to challenge himself a little and use various graphite techniques to actually make something bold and representational of an aspect of Longridge. He is undecided exactly as to what just yet but it won't be as surreal and abstract as the work featured.

Monica Draper

She is an amateur artist who started painting about 4 years ago. She loves the effect of Watercolour and still trying to master the technique of this medium and also find the style that pleases her. Monica believes that it is a wonderful hobby to have and will give her many more years of pleasure.

Edwin Williams

Edwin has been passionate about art for well over fifty years and particularly loves watercolour. In recent years he has managed to combine my love of art with teaching and donating his paintings to help raise much needed funds for local Hospices, Charities and Societies.Whilst he agrees that art helps reduce the stresses that we face in our lives, he would prefer it to be considered a radically different strand of our being, a way in which we can exercise different faculties and hereby become more able to express ourselves and perhaps become more complete human beings. His dream is to help people achieve their dreams.

Les Darlow

Les describes himself as an Impressionist, and his work is based on Light, energy and movement. He is always looking for something special within a landscape or seascape, and constantly collect and store images in my mind to later re invent within my work. He is a painter of weather, and has always been fascinated by it. Extreme snowstorms, Hurricanes, tornadoes or just incredible skies have an important influence on his paintings.. Darlow's piece "The Hand of God" was inspired by Hurricane Sandy which hit New York in 2012. "It was, sort of a realization that in our world today, extreme weather is here to stay, and most likely will get worse before it gets better. Thoughts behind the painting. To show the beauty within a storm; its almost celestial appearance. People fear storms as the clouds turn black, lighting begins to strike presenting "life threatening danger", the painting was created to try and illustrate this."

Oi Doris

The work below is a piece of The Grand Theatre in Blackpool which she recently did. All of her images are drawn with a typewriter! Her style of art came by accident as she was working as an Art Technician and found an artist on the internet called Paul Smith. Paul had cerebral palsy and used the typewriter to create some stunning work. Using him as inspiration Oi Doris made some portraits for a Christmas present. She never would have thought she would still be typing 2 years later. She loves making commissions. Each one is totally bespoke and unique.

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Barry Garbett

Barry lives in Chorley, but spend part of the year in Canada visiting family there. He has been a member of Lodge Artist Society based in Chorley/Brinscall for several years and have exhibited with the group at Astley Hall, more recently at the Stables in Astley Park. In Canada, he is a member of the Purcell Mountain Painters and have exhibited at Pyne Logs Cultural Centre on several occasions. Barry is inspired by local artists such as Norman Long, Antony Barrow and Liam Spencer, as well as his contemporaries in the art groups. Barry mainly paints in oils, but enjoy using other mediums too. He has attended various work shops, both in the UK and in Canada. "My intentions are to try and "catch the mood", whatever the subject."