Latests Paintings:

Friday, 18 March, 2016

Keep Manchester Tidy #2 Work in progress on the easel. Will be in forthcoming show on 19th May 2016 at Clark Art, Hale. Second depiction of a guy in Rusholme which is listed in Gallery 2 (Keep Manchester Tidy#1)

Sunday, 12 June, 2011

20 minute oil sketch done as part of a short film interview. Painted LIVE on a busy Oxford Rd. True to form it started raining. Couple of scally's said to me-"that's buzzin' mate- How much?"

New Northerners

19th May 2016

An exhibition featuring the work of 8 of the best Northern School artists - Stephen Campbell, Ben Kelly, Stacey Manton, Liam Spencer, Phil George, Helen Clapcott, Reg Gardner and Bob Richardson.A 68 page catalogue is available and new work will be added regularly throughout the exhibition.

Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
A Northern School Revisited

We are pleased to announced that we will be holding a major exhibition of the best of Northern Art to launch the new book, A Northern School Revisited by Peter Davies. This lavishly illustrated 240 page book chronicles the history of northen art in Manchester, Liverpool and surrounding areas over the past 100 years. The original A Northern School was published in 1989 and has gone on to acquire iconic staus in the northern art world. The new updated book includes a selection of the new northern artists and is a must have for any northern art collector.

The opening night of the exhibiton is on Thursday 29th October, 6-9 pm. Peter Davies will be present to sign books and most of our gallery artists will be attending. Over 100 works by major northern artists will be for sale in the exhibition, including 20 new paintings and drawings by Ben Kelly. A 92 page catalogue accompanies the exhibition. Please contact the gallery if you are not on the mailing list.

29th October - 28th November, 2015
North by Northwest Exhibition (Opens March 31st) 2011

March 31st - April 30th
Preview is on Thursday 31st March 6-9 pm.

Artists include:
STACEY MANTON, L.S. Lowry, Helen Bradley, William Turner, Theodore Major, John Thompson, Adolphe Valette, Alan Lowndes, Fred Yates, Peter Brook, BRAAQ (Brian Shields), Simeon Stafford, Liam Spencer, Roger Hampson, Sheila Fell, Reg Gardner, Harold Riley, Maurice Wade, Trevor Grimshaw, Bob Richardson, Brian Bradshaw, Helen Clapcott, Ken Howard and many more.

68 page catalogue available from:
Clark Art Ltd
155, Ashley Road
WA14 4RY

Tel: 0161 929 5150
Mobile No: 07973 755680
Open: 10 - 17.30 Tues-Sat


Wednesday, 16 March, 2011
Manchester Gallery Manchester Gallery
Manchester City Art Gallery 'Faces'

The exhibition was hugely popular with the general public and had lots of very positive responses (please see 'Guestbook')
Prints are still available at the gallery shop (see 'Prints or Links')

Read The Manchester Gallery Q&A that accompanied the exhibition.
Manchester Gallery
Presenting Alan 'The Penny Whistler' with his portrait

Alan spends most days busking in Manchester's Piccadilly and was pleased to be the subject of my paintings.

A year after meeting Alan here I am presenting him with his picture, which hung in Machester City Art Gallery.

I have had some very interesting conversations with Alan and he is a very knowledgeable scholar and gentleman.
Man with Dog Man with Stick Woman with Stick
BBC's Art Documentary on LS Lowry

These are some of the paintings of passers by done in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, as part of the filming.

A Northern View Exhibition
(23rd April - 30th May 2009)

Work included in a major exhibition celebrating Artists from the North.
The exhibition Included works by;

Adolphe Valette, William Turner, LS Lowry, Theodore Major, Harold Riley, Alan Lowndes, Roger Hampson, Sheila Fell and John Thompson.