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.
Due to Cumbria being placed in Tier 4, we have had to close our gallery doors yet again. The website is very much business as usual and we look forward to hearing from you. We will be open again just as soon as we are allowed.
Winter Opening Hours
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
10.30 - 16:30
We are also very happy to open by appointment to fit in with your visit - please ring 01768 483601 or email.
Please wear face coverings and hand sanitiser will be available before entering the gallery. Please maintain social distancing in the gallery, admittance may be restricted at times depending on visitor numbers.
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