Kibworth Art Lovers Society – May 2024

Andy Shore

Andy Shore describes himself as a self-taught artist who likes to dabble with all painting mediums, but it was his personal watercolour technique that he demonstrated to the Kibworth Art Lovers in our April meeting.

Andy Shore, Kibworth Art Lovers Society

In his 20 years of painting, Andy has become known for his portrayals of country scenes and Leicestershire villages but he also has a particular passion for cars, initiated by his earlier employment with Formula One racing car restoration. He is an award-winner at the Patchings Art Festival and images of his evocative paintings can be seen on Facebook and Flickr.

Andy chose a Market Harborough view, taken from Adam and Eve Street onto St. Mary’s Road, as a familiar subject for his demonstration, from which we gleaned many tips for creating special effects. It was a masterclass in how to apply a wet wash for a rain-soaked street, using a sponge and holes punched in card to create wheel reflections, how to use masking-tape to ensure precise straight lines, and how to suggest bricks and tiles on buildings.

Since retiring from his work with design students at De Montfort University, Andy has extended his artistic outreach to presenting tutorials online.

Annual Exhibition

The Kibworth Art Lovers’ annual exhibition takes place on the weekend of 1 and 2 June at the Kibworth Community Hub, (Old Grammar School Hall) when our talented members will exhibit paintings to view and for sale. Entry is free of charge and we hope to attract again a large number of visitors from in and around Kibworth. Children and dogs welcome! We greatly appreciate all our local support.

At the Kibworth branch of the MHBS, Shirley Hardy’s paintings are on display, to be followed by those of Colin Spiers in June.

Jenny Riseborough