Local artist recognised with new exhibition

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Local artist recognised with new exhibition

A new exhibition at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is celebrating the life and work of one of the town’s major artists.

Thurston Laidlaw Shoosmith gained an international reputation for his subtle and distinctive style of watercolour painting in the early 20th century, yet his importance is often overlooked.

The new exhibition takes a fresh look at his work and will include more than 70 works of art by Shoosmith and 10 works associated with or inspired by the artist. Many of the works are scenes from Northampton and the surrounding area – a subject he returned to again and again for inspiration.

The exhibition is the result of a new book by George Butlin, Thurston Laidlaw Shoosmith – A Reappraisal. The book, which includes an essay by John McGowan, includes plates from a newly compiled database of the artist’s works. The image picture was taken in our studio using the remains of an oak tree which had to be felled for safety reasons, of just one of the artists numerous sketch books.

It’s September….so it must be Christmas!

This year, Northampton’s premier pantomime reaches new heights.

Follow Jack and his hapless brother Simple Simon, and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to Cloudland in this spectacular family pantomime

This year’s wonderful cast is led by music and theatre star Simon Webbe (Blue) as Jack Trott. He is joined by Wellingborough born Britain’s Got Talent winner Ashleigh Butler as Princess Apricot with her canine sidekick Pudsey, and BGT’s Ricky K.

Expect lots of laughs, fabulous music, fantastic special effects, and bundles of audience participation in this giant of a pantomime!

Rugby great visits VEL

JRP032 Life long Mercedes-Benz enthusiast Sir Gareth Edwards, one of the World’s rugby greats made an impromptu visit to the Van Experience Live event held at Millbrook recently.

Thank you Stacey

Page05 We leave the plaudits to Stacey and Lee…
Hi John,
Lee picked up the album today it is amazing! Thank you so much! Literally perfect.

Pre wedding portrait sessions in full swing

WIth Spring finally here it is proving evermore popular for couples to enjoy their selected wedding reception venue as a backdrop to their pre wedding portrait sessions. Although this image proved appealing in monochrome, the coloured version with the tones of yellows and blues was equally stunning. Our thanks to Hothorpe Hall for their generosity allowing the time with Emily and Steve….even though they were in the midst of a power failure at the time. Blog

Keep it ‘rural’.

JCR_0052AOur brief from chorizo manufacturer,The Bath Pig Company of Bradford, was to keep their cover image ‘rural Italian’.These producers of very fine British cured meat products seemed pleased with the result. Good to work alongside food stylist Clare Greenstreet again.