Abstract Art

September 17, 2018

The Carre Gallery Autumn Exhibition 2018


This year’s autumn exhibition has attracted a high number of abstract artworks in a large array of different sizes and styles. We have ceramics, photography, textiles, and a variety of different ‘painted’ media from the simple to the complex.

LDavies_Catastrophe_550Gallery director Martin Cameron says, “As a change from our usual portrait competition we decided to go with the Abstract theme this year. We are very encouraged by the response from artists and have an exhibition of over forty pieces. I think the quality of the work is superb and I highly recommend a visit to the gallery. I am glad that I don’t have to choose a winner; there are many contenders. We are right to be proud of Lincolnshire artists.”

AHuntley_Untitled_550Exhibitors: Crissy Perez, Alan Huntley, Anne Dolan, Martin Cameron, Celia Slack, Carol Bratley, Sam Bratley, Justin Cooper, Laura Davies, Ronald Feeney, Anne Hall, Barbara Leaning, Steve Leaning, Mark Nightingale, Marianne Nixey, Elaine O’Donnell, Bill Pepper, Mona Storey, Kim Wooldridge.

This post will be updated when the winning artwork is announced.

The exhibition is open from 10 am – 4 pm every day (except Sunday) until 29 September 2018.


Artwork photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).

Abstraction in Space

May 14, 2018

An Exhibition by Justin Cooper and Betty Cooper


Justin Cooper, a contemporary artist, lives near Gainsborough in Lincolnshire and is greatly interested in the environment, landscape and photography.  He has been painting for 18 years and specialises in the juxtaposition of shape and colour in all mediums.



Betty Cooper, a mixed media artist, was a partner with her late husband David Cooper who had a Furniture and Interior Design business in Newark for over 25 years. David was a talented furniture and interior design specialist, educated at Leeds College of Art in the 60’s and had many years experience in the art and design business.  Betty decided to take up painting about 4 years ago and enjoys working with both watercolour and acrylic paint. She has had guidance from two excellent tutors based in Lincoln.


Betty will be at the exhibition every day, including Sunday, over the next fortnight except Tuesdays and will be very happy to discuss the exhibits with visitors.

Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm until Saturday 26 May 2018.

All images photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).


Abstract Art Exhibition

April 27, 2015

An Exhibition of Art, Poetry and Prose in support of Sleaford Live Week


This year’s theme, Abstract Art, has been inspired by the remarkable record set at Sotheby’s February auction when an abstract painting by Gerhard Richter achieved a price of £30,400,000 (that’s right, over 30 million pounds!). This was a world record for any painting by a living European artist. The canvas titled ‘Abstraktes Bild’ measured 9ft 10in x 8ft 2in and was painted in 1986. Click here to see the painting on Sotheby’s website (opens new window).

Candlesby_450Once again, our Sleaford Live exhibition has two elements; excellent art by local artists with poetry and prose from the Sleaford Hub Writers group.

Now the exhibition is in place the Sleaford Hub Writers will create individual stories and poems for the exhibits, and these will be displayed with the artwork during Sleaford Live week, which starts on Fri 01 May. So it is worth visiting this exhibition twice. Firstly to enjoy your own interpretation of the abstract art; then to revisit to see the literary interpretation from the Hub Writers. Allow yourself to be drawn into this eclectic mix of colours, textures and ideas.

Bainton_450Exhibiting Artists:

Carol Bratley, Gloria Ward, Jana Siebers, Robin Hall, Jenny Lidsey, Anne Dolan, Phil Bowman, Malcolm Doughty, Lee Herring, Liz Williams, Ian Cox, John Lincoln, Paul Stuchbury, Pearl Hudson, Robin Gooch, Graham Humphrey, Ann Mackenzie, Steve Leaning, Anita Mortimer, Jess Fuller, Barbara Leaning, Amber Porter, Mike Weston, Gill Boyle, Nelson Porter, Stuart Vickers, Doug Fossey, Krisztina Theisler, Jayne Fox, Ronald Feeney.

The art exhibition runs from 27 April to 09 May.  The Hub Writers’ poetry and prose will be on display from 01 May until 09 May.  Gallery open 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Saturday.


Pictured above, left to right, art by Anne Dolan, Jenny Lidsey, Robin Hall and Jana Siebers.  Photography by Martin Cameron.  Click any image to see a larger version.