Over 50 artists presented paintings at the Ulverston Society of Artists’ annual spring exhibition in 1993.
Among the 130 images and works of art, five from first-time exhibitors and works of craftsmanship and charcoal by established artist Olga Cooper.
In 1993, The Sicilian, one of the few portraits in the Ulverston Society of Artists Spring Exhibition, garnered praise and interest from visitors.
Artist Edmund Gribble made masterful use of light and shadow contrasts in his crisp watercolor of a peasant with a cap, stick and a bouquet of wildflowers.
The exhibit in the Coronation Hall dining room featured 150 paintings and crafts from Ulverston and artists in the district.
Buyers took photos at the company’s 1996 spring show.
Company spokesperson and artist Jennifer Buxton said the varied tastes meant that a huge range of watercolors, oils and crafts had been sold.
It was an interesting exhibition with very high quality, exciting work ranging from pencil drawings to images in all media.
In the craft section were some very funny figures by Roger Tribe, beautifully carved horses by J Moss and a frog carved out of elm by A Forshaw.
Doug Hyslop’s old warehouse was a beautiful controlled design where the verticals and horizontals created an interest in a square building.
Among the many watercolors that caught the eye was E Gribble’s Fruit in a Bowl in a close color harmony. Barbara Green’s management of an alley had real tonal depth.
Jennifer Buxton’s painting of horses on the hills gave a great sense of freedom and was well observed.
You could almost smell the cool, clean water from C Murphy’s paddler while L Taylor’s Solar brick farm was an attractive and well-managed image. A Forshaw displayed an atmospheric beacon against a darkening sky.
There were more oil paintings than usual, which offered contrast and variety, patchwork fields and patterns from the colorful paintings of Liz Vaughan to the tonal control of Ron Moon’s subtle still life. .