Pendle gallery to showcase landscape artist’s work

NEW EXHIBITION: Donald Holden (S)
NEW EXHIBITION: Donald Holden (S)
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The work of a well-known landscape artist is set to be showcased at a Pendle art gallery at the start of next month.

“Five Years On” by Donald Holden will be ready to preview at the gallery @ arteology between 1pm and 3pm on Saturday, October 4th.

The exhibition will continue between 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday, until Saturday, November 1st.

Mr Holden, a former Nelson Grammar School student and teacher at local high schools, finds most of the inspiration for his works from the North of England.

Since retiring, painting has become a way of life, and he uses influences including Paul Nash, John Piper and Graham Sutherland.

He said: “It seems very natural to respond to the area that I know best.

“Having spent a lifetime looking at my surroundings it is still possible to be surprised; to ‘see’ for the first time in a familiar situation; to find the trigger which fires the imagination.

“My paintings are all produced from preliminary drawings, many of these produced on site, in front of the subject, rather than from photographs.

“It is from such studies that manipulation of both subject and materials begins, the aim being to work in an open ended way towards an expressive statement which reflects much of the original stimulus experienced in front of the subject.”