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Past Exhibitions

Michael Gutteridge 

Michael Gutteridge was born in Manchester, grew up in Manchester, and now lives in Manchester, pretty much, therefore, living the manifesto as appeared on the popular 'identity' T-shirts of the Madchester era. Sometime during the late nineties whilst doing his bit for the environment by cycling home from his place of work, he suddenly came across around 15-20 paint brushes of various sizes scattered all over the road and so got off the bike and gathered them all together, dodging traffic as he did so. How they got there, is anybody's guess, but after he had taken them home he decided it would be a shame not to use them and so began to paint a series of mostly urban landscapes.

This activity took a more serious turn in 2001, when, after submitting a painting he had created with the aforementioned brushes in the 2000 Open Exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery, he was invited by them to present a full exhibition of some 20 paintings the following year.

As I walked throguh Bury original art at MASA-UK Art Gallery

SOLD at Masa-UK 

SOLD at Masa-UK 

Michael Gutteridge 

Title: As I walked through Bury

Medium: Acrylic on board

Michael Gutteridge 

Title: You have no say in anything at all

Medium: Acrylic on board

David Starley

David Starley is a Saltaire based artist who first studied art at Sydney University whilst working in a steel foundry. After a subsequent career in archaeology, his working life is now focused on painting. Oil paint is very thickly applied with a knife to produce a three-dimensional, almost sculpted, image. This adds great depth and produces a surface that responds subtly to the changing light in the display environment.

 

David is best known for his landscapes, but has a particular fascination for trees which are depicted either as individual 'portraits' or in groups within woodland.

SOLD at Masa-UK 

David Starley

Title: Autumn Mists

Medium: Oil on canvas

David Starley

Title: Pen-y-gent with trees

Medium: Oil on canvas

David Starley

Title: Langdale pikes with bog cotton

Medium: oil on canvas

Gill Fox 

"I believe that if we open our eyes and look, we can all see beauty everywhere around us.  I live and breathe art and my aim is to open others’ eyes and hearts to it as well. "

 

Gill was born in the North East and moved to Norfolk in her teens.  Now based in her home studio in Padiham, Lancashire, Gill started painting animal commissions in acrylic in 2010 but now paints most subjects.  Within a year she had found the freedom of painting in watercolour and now paints in various media. 

Gill is continually expanding her portfolio as an artist and produces paintings, prints and cards for exhibition and sale. She works in a variety of media including watercolours, Brusho, acrylic, gouache, oils, pastel, pencil and mixed media.

 

One of her watercolours “As kingfishers catch fire…” was both used to advertise a local Art venue and a finalist for The Artist and Illustrator Magazine Artist of the Year 2012 as well as BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013.  She has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions and has received various awards.

 

Her latest collection of work consists of ethereal watercolour landscapes.

She is a former Trustee of the Association of Animal Artists (AAA), a member of the Haworth Artists Network and a Professional Artist with the Society of All Artists (SAA).
 

Gill Fox
Title: Lady in red
Medium: Oil on canvas
Gill Fox
Title: Double hidder
Medium: Oil on canvas
Malcolm Lucas

Malcolm Lucas is a local artist from Ramsbottom. The theme of his work is based mostly on painting landscapes, with a usage of bold lines, bright colors and big brash strokes in oil or acrylic. His subjects of focus are mostly people he has met in his life.

 

Malcolm sees himself as an expressionist; just a look at his paintings lifts our mood by the great intensity of his expressive colours. His landscapes and portraits show an intense use of colour and form, making them instantly recognisable.

Malcolm Lucas
Title: Langdales
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Malcolm Lucas
Title: The Winning set
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Malcolm Lucas
Title: Over the fence
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Darko Taleski

Darko Taleski is a highly talented young artist from Macedonia, Prilep. He is a professional artist and art teacher, living his dream every day in creating an art work.

 
Darko Taleski finished university of FINE ART GRAPHIC (Drawing, Painting, Graphic, Sculpture, Graphic design, Poster, Typography) in 2004. 
He finished his master degree in Advertising and Media in 2007 on a master theme - Graphic design in contemporary art. This young, extremely talented and hard working artist has had more than ten exhibitions in Macedonia and abroad (Bulgaria, USA, England).  

 

The inspiration comes like a flash. I memorize it and I transform it in an art piece as soon as it comes. Through, using a storm of emotions during the creative process, I show my way of giving energy to the art works. 
 

I usually use acrylic colours mixed with natural materials, paper and cardboard. I like to experiment with different kinds of materials and surfaces. The line is the most important to my works. It is usually black composite with other colours on white background, but the line is always dominated. The line gives life and more emotion to my paintings.     
 

For the last few years he became a well recognised artist at the North-west England region. His artwork has been exhibited at MASA-UK Art Gallery and Gifts, as well as Wensley Gallery in Ramsbottom.

SOLD at Masa-UK 

Darko Taleski
Title: Colour's game
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Darko Taleski
Title: Colour's fame
Medium: Acrylic on paper
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Lita Narayan
Lita Narayan
Title: New York
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Lita Narayan
Title: Island Retreat
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Lita Narayan
Title: Big Ben
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Lita Narayan
Title: Fields
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Gary Watts

Gary Watts has been painting since 2010 and he is a self taught. His painting journey has begun in Brighton on the seafront after a friend encouraged me to start painting. He has begun working with acrylic's for about 3 years as he liked the way it dried fast. He also helped to run friends gallery for a few years who was an established artist. After a few months he began to sell his work and as time went by began to work on commissions and selling all over the world from Finland, Germany, Australia, America and Canada.

However recently over the past 2 years he has been working with oil as a medium as he enjoys the intensity of color, its vibrancy and its texture. He has concentrated on cityscapes mostly, but also enjoys painting seascapes/landscapes and anything that catches his eye. 

 

More recently Gary has relocated to the wonderful city of Manchester and has been observing and studying his surroundings and the architecture.

 

Gary adds: “I love light, movement and reflections; you will see many of my works are done with bold and colorful brush strokes. I have now begun painting Manchester scenes having adopted this city as my new home. My journey continues and I hope you enjoy my works on display”.

Gary Watts
Title: Printworks
Medium: Oil on canvas
Gary Watts
Title: Salford Quays 
Medium: Oil on canvas
David Bullock

Inspirational water colour artist David Bullock, from Bury, Lancashire, will be exhibiting his work at MASA-UK Art Gallery during April and May.

 

He had studied fine art, etching and art history, however abandoned this career to spend the following years working in various professions and businesses. His artistic talents are not only in the visual art: “I have written and performed music throughout my life but have firmly set this aside only playing at home for my own personal enjoyment.”
 

His art work is concentrated mainly on cityscapes with an attention to old Victorian architecture or any other ancient and elegant structures. He gives a particular focus on the lighting conditions in which his art work is set.

 

David endeavours to add life and movement to his pieces, where ever possible with the inclusion of figures and vehicles and such helping lure the viewer into the scene.

 

“I use a slightly modified classical technique requiring patience and dedication but this has led me towards alternative subjects giving me the opportunity to take on larger and more adventurous compositions”.

David Bullock
Title: Winter Afternoon at St Anne's Square
Medium: Watercolour
David Bullock
Title: Collecting Eggs 
Medium: Oil on canvas
David Bullock
Title: Forgotten Angel 
Medium: Oil on canvas
George Clayton

George Clayton has been painting for most of his life in various mediums including watercolour,oils, acrylics and pastels, as well as experimenting with new techniques and combinations of material .

 

In recent times his main subject matter has been the human figure. Whether in portraits or life drawing from a model, the figure is a never ending source of inspiration.

George Clayton
Title: Eimear
Medium: Watercolour
George Clayton
Title: Winona
Medium: Watercolour
Wright Platt

Wright Platt was a teacher for 40 years before redirecting his interests into Art education and then into school management.

 

His retirement in 2000 after 20 years, as Deputy Head of Crompton House school, Oldham, enabled him to focus on developing his creative work. Since then he has exhibited at many group exhibitions, as a member of Bury Art Society, and individually at Bury and Oldham Art Galleries. He has also exhibited in Ilkley, Saddleworth, Sheffield and the Maill Galleries, London.

 

A common theme running through the work is the structure and intricacy of landscape and the basic elements, which are forming and changing it.

 

“I am less interested in romantic sunsets of well known landmarks, but prefer those modest local features which suddenly insist on being noticed; sometimes a hedgerow or steam, a forest path or a moorland edge will clamour for attention, as the light of the seasons change.”

 

The work is about the need to record and share these observations through watercolour, oils and occasionally lino-print.   

Wright Platt
Title: Cliffs at Lagos, Portugal
Medium: Oils
Wright Platt
Title: Boats and Jetties
Medium: Watercolour
Wright Platt
Title: Wimberry Stones
Medium: Limoprint
David Walters

David Walters is an artist, with a vast amount of experience. His work varies in production of contemporary figurative paintings.

 

His art career started after he left school and went into the Barnsley School of Art for 3 years, before going onto Bradford Art and Design College for a further 3 years to study surface textile design. After leaving college he started his own textile design business for 10 years. Through this line of work he was selling his designs to retail giants, such as: M&S, Debenhams, Littlewoods, House of Fraser and many other retail companies.

 

He then moved into the textile industry spending 32 years designing and sourcing designs throughout Europe and the rest of the world, travelling to China, Pakistan and India many times.

 

Since retiring he has renewed his interest in art, selling many paintings and taking on commission work.He has been exhibiting his work at MASA-UK Art Gallery since 2014.

David Walters
Title: TOP CAT
Medium: Mixed Media
David Walters
Title: OMG! It's wine o'clock
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Tony Bingham

Tony is passionate about using recycled and found materials together with the acrylic resin jesmonite to produce abstract sculpture. He is keen to use discarded items which are taken apart and reassembled into abstract forms. Tony’s favourite material is wood off cuts from chain-sawed trees. Significantly he values artistic collaboration.

 

He is a member of the Bury Arts Collective and is grateful for its member’s support and the opportunity to show work in Collective exhibitions. He exhibited his work at exhibited at Accrington’s Haworth Gallery, Preston College, Lancaster Adult College, Cedar Farm, Masa-UK Art Gallery and Bury Art Fair. 

Tony Bingham
Title: ZA Miles Space 9
Medium: Jesmonite, Acrylics, Wood, Found Items
Tony Bingham
Title: ZA Space 7
Medium: Jesmonite, Acrylics, Wood, Found Items
Kul Cuthbert

Kul Cuthbert (Clifford) was born in London 1948. She has run a hugely successful interior design company since the mid-1980s which has been recognized both nationally and internationally. Her  paintings were previously reserved only for her family and her clients.

 

She received numerous requests to exhibit her artwork eventually producing a number of pieces that were recently exhibited at the Bury Arts Festival.

 

Kul taps into what she describes as the 'edge of the dream' where strong images are balanced with the softer awakening senses.  Kul's paintings look to explore the meeting of personal memory and landscapes investigating their relationship through painting and photography. 

 

Her stylized ‘paintography'   pieces explore the fusion of photographic images overlaid with original art. Her preferred medium is acrylic on canvas, with expressions displayed through color and form…  

 

Kul's work is often found in reception areas of large corporations who require a statement piece. The latest phase of her journey concentrates on smaller mythical style pieces more suited to homes.

Kul Cuthbert
Title: Between the rocks
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Kul Cuthbert
Title: Morning Strech
Medium: Acrylic on canvas