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Carre Gallery is pleased to welcome back popular Lincolnshire artist Malcolm Doughty who has created an excellent exhibition for us.

MDoughty_WalkingIntoEdale_500Malcolm says, “It’s a great pleasure to be exhibiting at the Carre Gallery again.”

“I have over fifty pictures on show this time, most of which are new and are for sale. The exhibition title ‘Near and Far’ simply refers to where I’ve gleaned subject matter. The emphasis is on landscape close to Sleaford and surrounding villages but there are scenes from other counties and coastal scenes. A few more fanciful pieces are included and one abstract.”

“These days I favour acrylics as my main medium but still use oils quite often. Now that I’m well into ‘retirement’ and largely free of commission work I am enjoying a new lease of painting life which I hope shows in my work.”

MDoughty_BrightSideOfTown_500Malcolm is well known for his detailed landscapes but this is not all you will see in this exhibition. And he often injects subtle humour into his work. Look carefully and some of these pieces will reveal his nickname ‘Alf’. In one particular painting (no clues) this takes the form of cleverly arranged items within the painting. Come and see; you will not be disappointed.

Exhibition opening:

10 am – 4 pm from Monday 12 October until Saturday 24 October. (The gallery is closed on Sundays.)

Images from top:  Greeting the Day, Walking into Edale, Brighter Side of Town.  Click on any image to see a larger version.  Artwork and artist photographed in the gallery by Martin Cameron.

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Now and Then – An exhibition of paintings by Malcolm Doughty

Malcolm Doughty and Guests

This year’s invited artist, Malcolm Doughty has been a professional artist for the last 39 years. Although he paints to commission with a wide variety of subject matter, he endeavours to keep the emphasis on all things Lincolnshire, its landscape, towns, villages and characters.

Sunset, Snow and Frost by Malcolm Doughty

In spite of his long career and popularity as an artist Malcolm  admits it is quite some time since he staged a solo exhibition.  Although trying to make the subject matter as broad as possible, including portraits and an abstract, he is drawn to his local landscapes.

In a recent interview with the Sleaford Standard he says: “Even after 39 years of recording parts of Lincolnshire I still get a great deal of inspiration within walking distance of my home between Ancaster an South Rauceby.”

“I tend to focus on overlooked corners and byways but there are a few well-known views that I couldn’t resist and one with historical interest to Sleaford people.”

Malcolm’s art and poetry were featured in last year’s Poetry, Paintings and Prose exhibition at Carre Gallery last year, and he has included some of his Lincolnshire-inspired poems in this exhibition.

The exhibition is open 10 am – 4 pm, Mon – Sat  from 12 March until 24 March.

The Bridge at Helpringham by Malcolm Doughty