Theodore Major – Snow at Wigan

Snow at Wigan, Theodore Major Sometimes, your day just begins with such an explosion of joy that the remaining hours have absolutely no chance of competing! Today is such a day. Clark Art in Hale, Cheshire posted a little video of a painting they have recently acquired by the amazing and, frankly, bonkers, Theodore Major. … Continue reading Theodore Major – Snow at Wigan

A Northern Adventure

Saturday saw me on a 200 mile round trip up north to take in two small, but perfectly formed exhibitions. One, at Huddersfield Art Gallery by Mandy Payne, gets its official opening this Saturday, so I won't spoil the surprise but if brutal photorealism is your thing, Mandy is your go-to girl! My first … Continue reading A Northern Adventure

James Lawrence Isherwood

Huge lover of Northern Art, so just had to buy this book, The Northern School - A reappraisal by Martin Regan.  Enjoying reading about artists old and new but almost fell off the chair when I saw this painting by Isherwood: Wigan, Top Place. The paintings of Isherwood's that I have seen before are usually … Continue reading James Lawrence Isherwood

Lowry and Major in Southport

It's not often a plan comes together, but today was almost as perfect as you could make it. The exhibition is in one room and the paintings are almost, but not quite alternated between Lowry and Major. It was overwhelming to be in the room as so many Majors as I've only seen one in … Continue reading Lowry and Major in Southport

Theodore Major – Wigan, England, The World, The Universe

On a visit to Clark Art in Hale, Manchester, I saw this painting  which brought about a great love of Northern Art.  The size of a wall - this was a spectacular painting that led me to explore more of Theodore Major's work. Encompassing so many emotions in one canvas - the bowed figure saturated … Continue reading Theodore Major – Wigan, England, The World, The Universe

February Highlights

For one week of this month, I shall mainly be alternating North and South to go to: The Government Art Collection LS Lowry and Theodore Major: Two Lancashire Painters (What's not to love there!!! Plus, I get to swoon over a rediscovered Christopher Nevinson painting!) Truth and Memory: British Art of the First … Continue reading February Highlights

Theodore Major

A visit to Clark Art introduced me to the adorably cantankerous  Wigan artist, Theodore Major,  and it was where I fell in love with this: The painting was simply breath taking.  The man himself was quite a character as you can see from this clip of a TV documentary: His work has an incredible … Continue reading Theodore Major