This Friday, the 22nd March, at 7.30 in the evening, sees the preview of 35 - an exhibition of the work of John Degnan who is celebrating thirty five years as a professional artist. The venue is the Masham Gallery in Masham Market Place, North Yorkshire, HG4 4EB. Please come if you would like to see more of the work of this wonderful artist.
Throughout his career John has portrayed the people and places of North East England: cathedrals, antique shops, sheep, tractors, trains and the varied landscape of the Tees Valley.
I was delighted to be asked to write the book which accompanies the exhibition and tells of John's beginnings and gradual development as an artist. The book - also entitled 35 - is to be launched at the preview.
John and I both grew to our trade in Durham in the late 1970s - a great creative period for the arts - and I have long been an admirer of his work. His lovely painting of Durham Cathedral cloisters hangs in my teaching room and I enjoy looking at it every day.
The book contains virtually all the work from this substantial exhibition which shows John's considerable talents as a painter, printmaker and carver.
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John Degnan at work in his studio.