Tuesday, 27 January 2015

In Memory of Bev Brooks

28 Jan 1959 - 30 Dec 2014

It was with great sadness and heavy hearts that we learned of the passing of our friend and fellow artist Beverly Anne Brooks, who died on the 30th December 2014.

Bev, as she liked to be called, had been an active artist within the Leigh Community Art Group for many years and enjoyed lasting friendships with members. Bev was also a member of Art Zone, an art group meeting weekly at Abram Community Centre.

Bev was an accomplished and successful artist, supporting the Leigh Community Art Group's many art exhibitions each year. Whilst she had her own distinctive style of painting subjects such as buildings, countryside, clouds, birds in the sky and other sky scenes, mostly using acrylics , she was adept at using all mediums of art and was eclectic in her painting abilities.

As well as being known for her passionate embrace of art and colour, Bev was also known for her bubbly personality and great sense of humour, even when she was not feeling very well. She has been a great ambassador for Leigh Community Art Group and members will continue to miss her presence, laughter and cheerfulness every Monday evening.

Bev's lasting legacy is her beautiful paintings which hang in the homes of so many people, her inspirational artistry and her commitment and support to the members of Leigh Community Art Group.

Rest in Peace.

Donations in memory of Bev can be sent direct to Wigan & Leigh Hospice.

Friday, 16 January 2015

LCAG Opens For 2015!

Yes, we are open again from Monday 19 January 2015 at 6.30. We look forward to seeing all our old members and new ones alike.

Remember you are always welcome to start regardless of ability and will be given any help you require or you can work alone as you choose.

Normally we do not have tutored classes so it is a great way to meet new friends. We have a very relaxed approach to doing art with the emphasis on enjoyment, otherwise what is the point?

If  you want more information then please have a look around the blog where you will have most if not all of your questions answered. If you need anything else please ring the mobile number 07974543123 or email us at leighcommunityartgroup@gmail.com

Remember, everybody , no matter what their ability, had to start somewhere!

"Ferme Provencale", an acrylic on canvas by one of our members.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Rivington Show Extended to 4 March 2015

Great news for art lovers! Leigh Community Art Group's Christmas & New Year exhibition has been extended until 4 March 2014. 

It is in the Visitors Centre at Rivington which is open Wednesday's, Saturdays and Sundays. 

So if you are getting out to stretch your legs after any Christmas and New Year Excess why not call in and have the chance to buy an original work of art for a present or treat for yourself.
Meanwhile please note our club does not reopen at Leigh Sports Village until Monday 19 January at 18.30. As always new members very welcome.

" First Snow, Tryfan " by one of our artists.