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Ivor Kamlish

Ivor at the Drawing London Exhibition at the Barbican Gallery November 2018

On 31st October 2019, Bill Aldridge wrote:

Our great friend and fellow artist Ivor Kamlish died on Wednesday 30th October at the age of 88.

Ivor was a co-founder of this group.  His drawing skills were a great asset and complement to our group, and when he took up the iPad and his stylus replaced his pen, he became wonderfully skilled in creating iPad drawings. Those of you who have been lucky enough to be entertained in Ivor and Marian’s lovely, bright and airy flat by Regents Park will recall the walls covered with Ivor’s drawings – street scenes from just about every cafe in Europe, it seemed!

Ivor studied at Leeds College of Art and at the Central School of Arts & Crafts in London, specialising in graphics and exhibition design.  His teachers included Maurice de Saumarez, Keith Vaughan, Paul Hogarth, Herbert Spencer and Anthony Froshaug.  In 1963 he started his own design practice, which continues to this day.   

His design skills proved very helpful for the poster and flyer for our first group exhibition in St John’s Smith Square. Some of Ivor’s murals still exist, and some of the books he designed and edited are still in print.

Ivor was a great friend, with boundless energy and enthusiasm.  Every October, he would go to the Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park.  He was there again this year, attending all four days even though he had to use a wheelchair.

He will be missed by everyone in the Drawing London Group.

A Photo Tribute from Marcus Oliver

Typical sense of fun, this time a huge armchair at London Zoo!
Ivor and Jean hamming  it up in real-time torrential rain against a serenely sunny backdrop at a King’s Place sketch venue.


Marian entertains a group of Drawing London members at her and Ivor’s delightful Regent’s Park flat.
Ivor’s Studio

Can I just add what a pleasure and honour it was to sketch in Ivor’s company. He was irrepressibly enthusiastic about everything. A delight to experience! His artistic knowledge was really deep. He could talk with authority on so many different topics. I only wish I had listened more.

Ivor’s sketches with Drawing London from 2003 to 2019

Click on any of the images below to see an enlargement

Drawing London Video

Find out more about a typical day out with Drawing London. This 3-minute video was shot in May 2019 when we met in Chelsea during ‘Chelsea in Bloom’ festival.

The video can also be viewed on YouTube – search for ‘Drawing London Group’ ,

Stuart at The Bankside Gallery

 In the Society of Graphic Fine Art’s Centenary Exhibition 

Bankside Gallery, Thames Riverside 48 Hopton Street,
London SE1 9JH 
Admission free

Private View Tuesday 4 June 6 – 8.30pm
June 5 – 16  Open Monday – Sunday 11am – 6pm

Stuart is also exhibiting work in his studio as part of Worthing Artists Open Houses
15/16 June, 22/23 June and 29/30 June
The exhibition is based on Stuart’s new seascapes.

Meetings 2019

This page is for images of drawings and paintings made by the members of our group at each of our meeting places during the year 2019. Roll your mouse over the thumbnail images to find out the month, location and author of each one. Or click on an image to see an enlargement and then view all of the enlarged images one by one

Spare works in Barbican Exhibition Nov – Dec 2018

Thee works are in the catalogue and are available for sale from the artist.

Roll the cursor over the thumbnail images below to see the title and click on one to see an enlarged version.

Bill Aldridge

Jenny Furey

Lin da Mallett

Sue Smith

Clare Weatherill

Marion Wilcocks

Wendy Winfield

 

 

Barbican Library Nov 2018

“ALL OF LONDON LIFE IS THERE”

Drawing London Group

at the Barbican Library 

Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

Friday 30 November – Saturday 22 December 2018 

The Drawing London Group are artist friends keen to explore the vibrant life and colour of London. We meet every month to sketch and paint in familiar and lesser-known areas of London such as Leadenhall Market, Covent Garden ,  Southbank and Greenwich.
In our upcoming exhibition, inspired by the title of our show (a quote from Ben Jonson’s ‘Bartholomew Fair’) we will be showing London Life depicted in a wide variety of media including watercolour, oil, iPad and pencil drawing.

Bill Aldridge introduces our show on  London Live news

Demonstrations

Come to see our demonstrations:

Our poster

Click on the above poster to download a printable version.

List of works with prices

Download  Drawing London at Barbican Library, 2018 Catalogue List

Catalogue of images of the work displayed in this exhibition

Roll the cursor over the thumbnail images below to see the title and click on one to see an enlarged version.

Bil Aldridge

John Crane

Jean Dollimore

Jenny Furey

Chris Great

Judy Hillman

Ivor Kamlish

Linda Mallett

Marcus Oliver

Jessica Saraga

Sue Smith

Marilyn Southey

Stuart Stanley

Clare Weatherill

Marion Wilcocks

Les Williams

Wendy Winfield

 

Spare Works

See images of the spare works listed in the catalogue

Images of Spare Works

 Our members’ work

 Our members’ work is often exhibited in Mall Galleries , Menier, Pallant Gallery , St Martin-in-the-Fields, Lloyd’s, Morden Hall and through our own group exhibitions, most recently at the UCLH Street Gallery.  Our next show, just before Christmas 2018, is at Barbican Library. Entitled ‘Bartholomew Fayre – All of London is there’, we celebrate 400 years of that raucous celebration of London life, and our 18 years of painting joyfully together. Come and see our work 30 November – 22 December 2018 at Barbican Library EC2Y 8DS

Featured image: Dancing over All of London by Bill Aldridge

Steve’s abstract at Tate Staff Exhibition

Inside Job: A Tate Staff Exhibition

Level 6 of Tate Modern’s Blavatnik Building.

Saturday 7th April, 10:00 – 22:00 Sunday 8th April, 10:00 – 18:00

Steve has an abstract painting in a very brief, but interesting art show at Tate Modern during the second weekend in April.

The submission was open to all staff and volunteers working for Tate on all four sites and so the idea is to showcase the artistic talents hidden within the organisation. I’m sure it’s going to be a very varied and fascinating show.

See Guardian online Review

Meetings 2018

This page is for images of drawings and paintings made by the members of our group at each of our meeting places during the year 2018. Roll your mouse over the thumbnail images to find out the month, location and author of each one. Or click on an image to see an enlargement and then view all of the enlarged images one by one.