Primarily I work in acrylic paint and ink, collage and mixed media. The acrylics are applied with rollers, pieces of shaped wood, card and any found materials. Collage materials comprise of torn or shaped tissue paper, newsprint, and magazine illustrations. Details are also added with oil and chalk pastels.
Like many artists my inspiration comes from the subject matter.
Experimenting with colour, media and techniques is very rewarding.
Realism is way down the list of my intentions.
By the very nature of how I apply the collage, paint and inks I can never predict the outcome.
Along the way many accidents happen, interesting colours and unique shapes emerge.
Boats and harbours
Landscapes of Shropshire, Scotland and Wales
Town and cityscapes
All provided inspiration for my impressionist style.
My paintings are framed and glazed, generally sized 85cm x 65cm with substantial off white mounts.
Currently I use professional wooden frames sprayed in white or Farrow & Ball Oval Room Blue or Stiffkey.(see image)
I also have a few hand painted finish wooden frames in a subtle grey and cream colour to give them a bespoke, slightly distressed look.
High quality prints of any of my paintings are available on application.
by Howard Franklin: Shropshire Life Magazine
My favourite study was "St Ives", busy with fishing boats, in mixed media by Rob Leckey. Here we have a brush in the hands of a skilled painter, incorporating subtle graphics and highlights of ultramarine and sapphire blue to great visual effect.
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The Royal Society of British Artists 2013 Open Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London
Much Wenlock 2012 Open Art Exhibition: Judges “Best Picture” Award – “Coast” Mixed Exhibition at Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock Aug/Sept 2013
The Royal Cambrian Open 2014- Conwy – sold work
Telford & Wrekin Open 2012: Highly Commended 2013 Open
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Opens and Members Exhibitions
Weston Park Granary Gallery 2011/12/14 Open
Shropshire Art Society 2011: Commended
2012 won “Peoples Prize”
Church Stretton Festival 2014 Guest Artist
2013 Ludlow Art Society Open First in “Peoples Vote”
The Marches Art Group: The Gateway 2012
The Place, Oakengates, Telford
Jemima’s Cafe, Church Stretton: 5a number of works currently on display
Ellesmere College Open 2013-2017
2016 Broadway Arts Festival Art Competition & Exhibition – Little Buckland Gallery