Dave Nelson, our Fellow at the Forge in Digswell, has had two pieces selected for the prestigious New English Art Club Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. Both the works are from his on-going series based on childhood memories, including Leaving Home, shown here. His works are 2 of just 100 selected from the Open submission, with over 1900 entries all told.
The New English was founded by a group of artists dissatisfied with the entrenched attitudes of the Royal Academy. They mounted their first show in 1886 including paintings by Clausen, Sickert and Stanhope Forbes. The club increasingly attracted younger artists, bringing with them the influence of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Many diverse styles of art have developed since its founding, adding richness and variety. The club now numbers about 90 artists, including some of the best-known working British figurative artists such as Diana Armfield, Fred Cuming, Ken Howard and Daphne Todd.
The exhibition will run at the Mall Galleries in Central London between 16 and 25 June 2017, 11am – 5pm daily except Mondays.