Robert Littleford has been a constant exhibitor at Beckstones Art Gallery for over twenty years during which time he has built a wide collector base.
Born in 1945 in humble surroundings in the north of England, Robert Littleford is a self-taught artist who made the decision to become a professional painter in 1971. Robert Littleford’s first exhibition was held at Salford Art Gallery and was a resounding success attracting the attention of art critics and national television. Following many more successful exhibitions Robert Littleford was delighted in 1986 to be made a member of the British Watercolour Society. His work has also been exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists.
Robert Littleford works in watercolours portraying the scenery and life on the English beaches, the children at play, the bathers, the donkey rides. He attempts to convey not a deep socially significant or symbolic message, but merely something he has seen, experienced and enjoyed. They are fun and a little nostalgic to many of us. Robert Littleford’s interest is derived primarily from light and shade, brightness and shadow. Where most paintings need to be viewed in the light to illuminate them, Robert Littleford’s paintings have the effect of illuminating the room in a remarkable way.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
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