Summer Group Exhibition 2022 featuring Liam Hanley (1933-2019)

At Chappel Galleries

Opening 20th August noon to 5pm
Exhibition continues to 11th September 2022.

Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm or by appointment

Sizes quoted are of artworks. Where enquiries of prices are made on the gallery, the work is subject to availability and the price to change.

With contributing artists:
Martin Battye  Andrew Gadd  Mary Griffiths  Wladyslaw Mirecki  David Stone  Robin Warnes and sculpture by Mark Goldsworthy  Jonathan Clarke

Liam Hanley (1933-2019)

Liam Hanley
Inlet (2004)
Oil on Canvas
61 x 76
£2,500
Liam Hanley
Misty Landscape (1987)
Oil on Canvas
50.5 x 101
£3,000
Liam Hanley
Urban Landscape 3 (1971)
Oil on Canvas
39 x 37
£1,500
Liam Hanley
Night and Day (c2006)
Oil and tempera on board
31 x 56
£1,800
Liam Hanley
Two Flute Landscape (c1994)
Gouache and tempera on cotton laid on paper
22 x 35
SOLD
Liam Hanley
Botanic Garden, Cambridge 2 (1988)
Oil and cotton laid on paper
41 x 59
£2,500
Liam Hanley
Sea Listener (c2005)
Gouache and tempera on cotton
17 x 16
SOLD
Liam Hanley
Landscape, County Kerry (c1996)
Gouache and tempera on board
21.5 x 55
£2,000
Liam Hanley
Ploughing, Hertfordshire (1978)
Oil on Canvas
66 x 51
£2,500
Liam Hanley
Brancaster Beach (c1959)
Oil on Canvas
30 x 35.5
£1,500
Liam Hanley
Late Summer Fields (c2002)
Oil on board
44.3 x 69.5
£2,800
Liam Hanley
Winter Fields, Royston 1977
Oil on Canvas
48 x 66
£2,800
Liam Hanley
Great Chishill (1988)
Oil on Canvas
76 x 91.5
£3,500
Liam Hanley
Cloud Shadows 4 (2012)
Oil and pencil on linen laid on paper
33 x 54
£3,500
Liam Hanley
Cloud Shadows
Oil and pencil on linen laid on paper
34 x 44.5
£1,800
Liam Hanley
Clusters (1966)
Watercolour on paper
41 x 58.5
£2,500

Robin Warnes

Robin Warnes
Dusk (View of the River Orwell)
Pastel on Paper
Unframed 18 x 22 inches
Framed 26 x 29 inches
£850
Robin Warnes
Lightships at Harwich, 1992 /Reformed 2017
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30 inches
£1,500
Robin Warnes
Contemplation (Seated Figure), 1991/1996 Reformed 2010
Oil on Canvas
26 x 20 inches
£1,250
Robin Warnes
Spring (Wetherden Road), 2017
Pastel on Card
10 x 14 inches un-framed
18 x 22 inches Framed
£650

Andrew Gadd

Andrew Gadd
Edwin's House
Ink and Acrylic on Fabriano Paper
60 x 56
£4,750
Andrew Gadd
The Circular Viaduct
Ink and Acrylic on Fabriano Paper
73.5 x 45
£4,500
Andrew Gadd
A Thousand Books in Darkness or a Kindle
Ink and Acrylic on Fabriano Paper
74 x 56
£4,500
Andrew Gadd
A Place for Unwanted Words
Acrylic on Paper
55 x 74
£4,500

David Stone

David Stone
Arum lily, 2022
Oil on Canvas
25 x 25
£500
David Stone
Boswednak Cliff, 2018
Oil on Panel
30 x 26
£600
David Stone
Gurnard's Head', 2018
Oil on Panel
26 x 47
£750
David Stone
Street Rhyne 1, 2022
Oil on Canvas
30 x 30
£700
David Stone
Street Rhyne 2, 2022
Oil on Canvas
20 x 20
£450

Mary Griffiths

Mary Griffiths
'Goewin' (mythological figure), 2022
Oil on prepared paper
16.5 x 13.5
£1,400
Mary Griffiths
Penny, reworked 2022
Oil on panel
18.5 x 15
£1,400
Mary Griffiths
Study 1, 2022
Oil on prepared paper
22.5 x 20
£1,500
Mary Griffiths
Study 2, 2022
Oil on panel
21 x 15.5
£1,500

Władysław Mirecki

Władysław Mirecki
Barnard Castle 2020/22
Watercolour
50 x 75
£3,000
Władysław Mirecki
Walberswick 2022
Watercolour
54 x 36
£1,550
Władysław Mirecki
Woodland Path 2022
Watercolour
75 x 50
£3,000

Mark Goldsworthy sculptor

Outside works retained for the summer

Jonathan Clarke sculptor

Jonathan Clarke
Hanniball 2021
Unique aluminium
h.30cm
£1,900
Jonathan Clarke
My Little Universe VIII, 2016
Unique aluminium
h.8cm
£1,600
Jonathan Clarke
New Muse (after Brancusi), 2020
Unique aluminium
h.23cm
£4,400
Jonathan Clarke
Mourning Knight 2016
Unique aluminium
h.155cm
£3,800
Jonathan Clarke
Sanctuary 2012
Unique aluminium
h.97cm
£5,800

Martin Battye

Martin Battye
'Bawdsey A.M', 2018
Oil on paper
34 x 37
£800
Martin Battye
'17.5.2018', 2018
Oil on paper
46 x 48
£780
Martin Battye
'dark over water', 2019
Oil on paper
47 x 47
£780
Martin Battye
'title not known', September 2019
Oil on paper
43 x 45
£780

Liam Hanley by Andrew Lambirth

Liam Hanley lives in Kentish Town, but his heart belongs to two square miles of undulating fields near Royston in Hertfordshire, which he paints with unending zest and invention. Born in Kensington in 1933, he is the only child of the radical novelist James Hanley, who ran away to sea at the age of 12 and became a friend of such literary figures as TE Lawrence, EM Forster and Henry Green. John Cowper Powys was young Liam’s godfather, and the family lived for many years in Montgomeryshire. Liam inherited his artistic leanings from his mother, herself a painter, collage-maker and writer. It was she, he insists, who taught him to look. After studying at Wrekin College in Shropshire, Hanley did his National Service in the Royal Marines, in Malta, Libya and Egypt. He then worked as a newspaper and TV journalist for 30 years, but began to grow seriously interested in painting, taking evening classes at the Central School of Art in the late 1950s. In those years he travelled in his spare time and painted whatever caught his eye: he was ‘like a tramp with a bank balance’ (in his own evocative phrase), on the road whenever possible. But Wales remained his main point of reference and many pictures were of the landscape around his old home. His parents sold the Welsh house in 1963, and Liam was bereft. As a painter he felt rootless until he discovered Royston, a stretch of interesting hollows and windswept edges shaped by the Great Surge of the Ice Age.

Hanley took early retirement from ITN to work full-time as a painter. He held his first one-man show back in 1962 at the Royal Society of Arts, and has subsequently exhibited regularly in London, also in Newcastle, Chichester and Kendal. His work, which at one point he wanted to be as accurate a record of the passing seasons as the nature essays of Richard Jefferies, has grown more abstract over the years. On occasion geometrical (like Mondrian or Victor Pasmore), it is still lyrical and Romantic, with its high viewpoints and luminous tones. There is also a certain affinity with those American realist painters of the 1950s such as Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, and the fields and big skies of John Rogers Cox.

The early watercolours with their linear Celtic echoes of David Jones (such as Clusters, 1966), developed into the more assured surge and shimmer of the bean-field paintings of the 1980s, culminating in that marvellous celebration of pattern in nature, Misty Landscape, 1987. Later the imagery can be increasingly emblematic, but Hanley never loses sight of the inspiration derived from direct observation, despite the pronounced impulse towards musical structure, as well as a relish for the decorative. His paintings are full of beautiful shapes, not stories. He is a formal painter with a powerful understanding of place. He writes: ‘I look for landscape that has an echo. Places and shapes have always travelled with us, the stuff of dreams. To find the right landscape is to realise the dream.’

Liam Hanley (1933-2019)

Self–taught artist

1962-1988 Scriptwriter, ITN News

One Man Exhibitions

1962 Royal Society of Arts

1964 Cavendish Gallery, London

1965 Opus Gallery, London

1966 Mermaid Theatre, London

1967, 69 Heals – Mansard Art Gallery, London

1968, 81 Stone Gallery, Newcastle

1973 David Paul Gallery, Chichester

1974, 76, 79, 82 Thackeray Gallery, London

1984, 86, 88 Phoenix Gallery, Lavenham

1989, 91 Phoenix Gallery, London

1985 Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal

1987 Beldesign, Cambridge

1991 Broughton House Gallery

1991, 93 Bronwen White, New Orleans

1994 Alresford Gallery, nr Winchester

1994, 99, 02, 05, 07, 10 Beardsmore Gallery, London

2006 Highgate Gallery, London

2014 Crane Kalman Gallery, London

2016 Chappel Galleries, Essex - Liam Hanley: Tracing the Pattern

Mixed Exhibitions

c.1960’s AIA Gallery, London
Tib Lane Gallery, Manchester
Redfern Gallery, London, Summer Shows;
Stroud Festival – Redfern Painters

1964 - 66 St Pancras Festivals, London

1967 - 70 Camden Festivals, London

1967, 69 Camden Collection, London

c.1970’s Piccadilly Gallery, London, Summer Shows

1971 Mermaid Theatre, London

1971 - 2000 Royal Academy, London Summer Exhibitions, frequently selected

1973 Upper Street Gallery, Competition, London

1979 Critics’ Choice, London

1980 New Grafton Gallery, London

c.1980’s Sainsbury’s Images for Today
Gallery Valerie, Brompton Road, London
Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk

1982, 83 Graves Art Gallery, Sheffield (prize winner ’82)

1986 Thackeray Gallery, London
Beldesign, Cambridge

1987/88 Phoenix Gallery, Kingston/Pimlico; Highgate, London

1993 - 96 Alresford Gallery, near Winchester

1994 Bank Street Gallery, Sevenoaks

1994, 95 20th Century British Art Fair, RCA, Beardsmore Gallery, London

1994 - 2002 London Contemporary Art Fairs, Beardsmore Gallery, frequently selected

1995 ‘Looking Up, Looking Down’, Beardsmore Gallery

1996 ‘Seafairing’ New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Endangered Species, Christies

1997 City of London Art Fair, Beardsmore Gallery
Four Group, Beardsmore Gallery

1998 Chelsea Art Fair

1999 The Edge of the Land, with Jason Hicklin, Beardsmore Gallery

2001 Leighton House, London

2010 Winter Exhibition, Beardsmore Gallery

Collections

National Library of Wales

Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Abbot Hall Gallery, Kendal

John Player Collections, Nottingham

Primavera, Cambridge

Local authorities of: Leicester Educations Committee; East Riding, Yorkshire; W Riding, Yorkshire;

Lancashire; Sussex; Camden; Shropshire

Paintings in hospitals


Illustrations for ‘The Face of Winter’ by James Hanley, limited edition of 99 copies 1964

Shadowgraph Play for Theatre of Puppets, ICA, 1970