John Shiels is staging an exhibition of his painting at the The Lally Gallery. It runs from Saturday 21st January until Saturday 25th February 2017.
John has been painting full time for just over a year after having spent thirty years as a teacher of Art. His work is mainly landscapes based on the industrial archeology of the area around Ilkeston and Shipley.
“The ghosts of past industries are everywhere as nature struggles to reclaim the landscape,” says John who was born in Ilkeston. “I left Ilkeston in my late teens and moved around the country before returning and eventually settling down in Ilkeston. The exhibition is special because it’s like coming home”
John is happy to talk to visitors about his work. “After thirty years of teaching students how to paint it is a joy to be able to paint now myself.”
All the work on display is for sale at affordable prices.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm at The Lally Gallery, Erewash Museum,High Street,