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Year 13 CTEC Art and Photography End of Course Exhibition 2019.

Art and photography together making an interesting combination of styles and personalities. The students have chosen to show their best work from the two year course.

SarahGrocockP1010764_550Exhibitors: Callum Barr, Emily Parker, Sarah Grocock, Jenna Harrison, Sophie Henton, Roseanna Meeds, Max Copeland, Jessica Trollope, Alice Synan, Poppy Horsepole, Kerry Thompson, Owen Blankley, Maya O’Keefe, Katrina Yardley, Maisie Parkin, Niamh Cooper, Jess Reuben, Kaylee Saxton, Sohie Jackson, Seven Dakin, Chloe Lane, Molly Kenworthy, Lily Webb, Archie Grech, Eleanor Spurle, Thomas Simpson, Alexander Pearce, Samuel Welbourn, Reece Farnsworth, Lydia Ross, Alice McGregor, Megan Penny, Kayleigh Cooper, Laurence Wilsher-Mills, Archie Godfrey, William Bell.

EmilyParkerP1010762_550Exhibition open 10 am – 4 pm every day until 10 May.  (Gallery closed on Sundays).

Images: Photography display, Wow! by Sarah Grocock, Triptich by Emily Parker, further photography. Click on any image to see a larger version (opens in new window/tab).


Next Exhibition: Allsorts by Mary Newman is this year’s Windham Hime Memorial Exhibition. Click on Forthcoming Exhibitions for more details.


Presented by Carre Gallery and Lincolnshire Pride Magazine


Visitors to Carre gallery are in for a treat when they visit this year’s annual Summer Show. The work on display is high-quality and features both traditional and contemporary styles.

There are almost sixty exhibits created by twenty-five Lincolnshire artists. Many different media have been employed by the artists; traditional paints such as oil, acrylic and watercolour as well as mixed media, acrylic ink, pastel, pen, silk painting, and scraper board. The exhibition also contains photography, grogged stoneware and glazed stoneware.  Subjects include traditional landscapes – including local Lincolnshire scenes, architecture, animal and pet portraits, boats, floral, and abstract. Almost all of the work is for sale and prices range from £45 to £800.

The prize winners will be announced at the private view on Thursday 14 July and the results published on this blog shortly afterwards.  All exhibitors are invited and encouraged to attend – it could be you receiving a prize.

Gallery visitors can vote for their favourite exhibit using the slips and voting box provided.  The People’s Choice will be announced at the end of the exhibition.  Come and see. You will be inspired.

Exhibiting Artists:

Margaret Allton, Anne Barnham, Gillian Beale, Ellie Benton, Francis Brice, Martin Cameron, Susy Chaplin, Ian Cox, Laura Davies, Elaine O’ Donnell, Ronald Feeney, Moira Garrick, Robin Hall, Jenny Hammerton, Iain Harkess, Peter Hayward, Janey Hill, Pearl Hudson, Ann Mackenzie, Anthony Pegg, Ira Smyth, Paul Stuchbury, Wendy Tait, Mike Weston, Kim Wooldridge.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 11 July until 06 August.  (Gallery closed on Sundays.)


UPDATE:  Competition Results.


Leopard by Ellie Benton (acrylic) – Lincolnshire Pride Magazine Award.


Lincoln Cathedral by Anthony Pegg (oils) –  joint winner of the Directors’ Award.


Free by Laura Davies (acrylic) – joint winner of the Directors’ Award.


Stumbles Head Lighthouse by Kim Wooldridge (oils) – The Carre Gallery Award.

Congratulations to all our winners and a huge thank you to all artists for contributing to an excellent exhibition.

UPDATE 2: People’s Choice:


White Gladioli (oils) by Janey Hill was voted People’s Choice by our gallery visitors during the exhibition.  Congratulations to Janey.

Carre Gallery would like to thank Lincolnshire Pride Magazine for its continuing support of the Summer Exhibition.


Click on any image to see a larger version.  Photography by Martin Cameron

Anita Mortimer

March 14, 2016


AMortimer_KickingUpDust_500The Carre Gallery is pleased to present Anita Mortimer’s latest exhibition; featuring pencil, pastel and charcoal art on canvas, paper and board.

Anita is a Lincolnshire-based award winning artist whose work has sold worldwide.

Her art demonstrates her passion for capturing the expression, the movement and the detail of her subjects. Her studies, often drawn with graphite, allow you to explore the never-ending depth of her works.

The art on show represent the broad range of Anita’s interests – animals, large and small, portraiture and landscapes.



AMortimer_PV_8547_500Exhibition Open: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday 14 March to Saturday 26 March.

Images: From the top – Grace 2, Kicking up Dust, Private View.  Gallery photos by Martin Cameron.  Click on any image to see a larger version.


New Year – New Work 2016

January 11, 2016



Our first exhibition of the year. An exhibition of work by Lincolnshire artists which has not previously been exhibited. Dust yourself off after your Christmas break, get some fresh air, visit the gallery, feed your artistic appetite and get inspired to make 2016 a great year.


Exhibiting artists: Ellie Benton, Muriel Elliott, V Wendy Else, Ronald Feeney, Doug Fossey, Robin A Hall, Katy Hearn, Pearl Hudson, Graham Humphrey, Mike Weston.




Exhibition open from 10 am – 4 pm from 11 January until 06 February 2016. (Closed on Sundays)

Images from top:  Lake at Belton by Pearl Hudson, Cockatoo by Ellie Benton, Summertime by Graham Humphrey, Gibraltar Point by Robin A Hall, Battle of Trafalgar by Mike Weston.

Artwork photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron

Mixed media, mixed styles and mixed subjects from Eric Cox, Ian C Cox, Stuart Cox and Thurston Cox.



Eric_E_Cox_450Eric E Cox

Born in London, one of five siblings, Eric moved to Bracknell then to Worthing, West Sussex, in the 1930’s, where he spent most of his creative time painting and drawing. He often visited East Anglia and regularly exhibited in Ipswich but most of his work centred on Worthing and its environs. His real inspiration was the River Arun and the South Downs. Sadly there is little evidence of what was painted, when and for whom, as most of his records and sketch books seem to have been destroyed following his death in 1969.

Eric was a gentle man, quiet by nature, a bachelor for much of his life, and methodical in all aspects of his work.

The exhibition is a cross section of surviving examples of his work held by his nephew, Ian C Cox. Most are from a collection of work submitted for criticism by a group of artists that he belonged to, possibly dating between 1930s and 50s. No names, just pseudonyms! Eric was Tally Ho but there seems to be at least 20 members ranging from A. Tyke, to Chuckles, Dumpling, Yendis and Guinivere.

Ian_C_Cox_450Ian C Cox

I have drawn and painted from childhood. Although no formal education at art college I was fortunate enough to have an uncle who was an artist and as a child I spent many happy holidays with him drawing and painting on the South Downs and along the River Arun. Always encouraging and forever patient with the words, ‘look, observe and draw’, but with the over riding post script; ‘enjoy!’ My work is developing all the time. I find inspiration from both the natural and constructed worlds as well as the written word. I love to experiment and with all the materials available now the scope seems endless. Since retiring I’ve certainly been able to enjoy the freedom it has given me and I hope that is conveyed in some of my work here today.

Stuart_C_Cox_450Stuart C Cox

In 1985 I studied Fine Art at Lincoln Art College then went on to Cambridge where I obtained my Degree.

My work on show depicts my profound love of the natural and man-made world, how it changes moment by moment and how we interact with it. The oil paintings are of landscapes that I have a strong relationship with and span a period of twelve years. They document a developing stylistic transformation. The photographs of landscapes and places were all taken on Nokia Lumia mobile ‘phones and treated in camera using the Lomogram app. Examples of my pen and ink drawings, mono prints and sketch books illustrate views and features that I have seen across Europe.

Currently I have the privilege of studying for an MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge which has led to quite a dramatic departure of style and output. Although in the early stages of development my current course project is based on the Honywood Oak at Marks Hall, Essex.

Thurston M Cox

Is the youngest son of Stuart. Born in to a household of artists Thurston has displayed a creative streak from a very early age and examples of his work are on show in this exhibition.



Hugo L Cox

Is the eldest of three boys. Born and living in a co-operative for many years in Cambridge, Hugo was surrounded by art. Often using natural forms for inspiration his power of observation and interpretation has allowed his own distinctive style to develop. He now lives and works in Edinburgh.




Exhibition Opening:  10 am – 4 pm from Monday 23 November until Saturday 05 December 2015.  (Gallery closed on Sundays.)  Exhibition organiser and exhibitor Ian Cox will be in the gallery on Nov 26, 28, 29 and then again on 1st Dec 01 (afternoon), 04 and 05. “If anyone wishes to pop in for a chat and see me working they will be more than welcome.”


Images of Artwork:  Top left, South Downs above High Salvington by Eric Cox. Top right, River Arun near Greatham, Sussex by Eric Cox.  Bottom left, Bowthorp Oak 2 by Ian Cox.  Bottom right, The Flailing Beech by Ian Cox.   Click on any image to see a larger version.  Photographs of the exhibitors supplied by Ian Cox.


Sleaford Art Group

September 14, 2015


A welcome return to the members of this local art group displaying a variety of work.  Sleaford Art Group is a very friendly group of people who like to draw and paint in a variety of media and would welcome new members to come and enjoy painting with them.

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month between 7pm and 9pm in the Village Hall at Leasingham unless otherwise stated in their programme.  The group also hosts demonstrations and outdoor painting sessions as well as some social get-togethers throughout the year.



Further details about the group can be seen on their website (opens in new page).  But first, come to the gallery to see an excellent varied display of work.

MWeston_HaverholmePriory_500Exhibitors: Angie Fahy, Tony Woods, Anne Barnham, Ian Cox, Joan Lawton, Carol White, Barbara Kew, Margaret Chamberlain, Mary Newman, Peter Hayward, Barrie Prodger, Mike Weston.

Images – Top: Allotment Glory by Joan Lawton. Centre: Haverholme Priory by Mike Weston.  Bottom row of images (left to right) by Barbara Kew, Mary Newman, Joan Lawton, Tony Woods.  Click on any image to see a larger version.

The Exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm from 14 September until 26 September inclusive (closed on Sundays).


Mixed Exhibition

August 10, 2015


A selection of work in a range of different media from a variety of Lincolnshire artists.  All work is available for purchase.  Also for sale, unframed works of art and greetings cards.

Exhibitors: Harriott Brand, Frances Brice, Ian Cox, Elaine O’ Donnell, Liz Elliott-Williams, Wendy Else, Robin A Hall, Peter Hayward, Paul Howard, Graham Humphrey, Ann Mackenzie, Anita Mortimer, Mary Newman, Krisztina Theisler, Tony Whiston.

Exhibition open daily from 10 am – 4 pm (closed Sundays) from 10 August until 12 September.

Images: Liquorice Allsorts by Mary Newman, Norfolk Broads by Ann Mackenzine, Simply Tallin by Wendy Else, A Burst of Light by Frances Brice, Fallen Willow by Ian Cox.  Click on any image to see a larger version.  Artwork photographed at the gallery by Martin Cameron.