Talented painter Gordon Young takes top prize in Windermere art exhibition (From The Westmorland Gazette)
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Talented painter Gordon Young takes top prize in Windermere art exhibition
WINDERMERE Art Society’s annual exhibition runs until Saturday (August 31) with another excellent mix of artwork on show at the Rayrigg Rooms, Bowness.
This year’s creative gathering follows the society’s traditional high standard with Eve Wilson’s gorgeous watercolour Summertime and Susan Barraclough’s Holehird Walled Garden among several standout works.
Another artistic talent that impressed was David Best with the endearing quirkness of his sheep in Winter Feed and sense of the otherwordly in his Grasmere oil painting.
Works by Don Mounsey and Norman Lang also shone. However, it was Gordon Young who landed the Robin Lowry Trophy for most prestigious artwork in this year’s show with his sublime Sunset oil.
Winter Sunshine River Rawthey, Sedbergh, was another outstanding work by Gordon.
The society’s first annual exhibition was held in 1980 with summer shows held at the Rayrigg Rooms with screens hired from Ambleside Art Society. Later, smaller exhibitions were also held at Easter and at other times during the year.
By 1986 the society had its own screens, which were stored at the Rayrigg Rooms. Ten years later the membership peaked at 80.
This year’s exhibition is the last one the society will stage at Rayrigg Rooms as the building is being sold. Next year the popular event will move to the Ladyholme Centre at Windermere.
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