Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Henley's industrial history piece nets prize
Published 12/05/14



AN oil painting depicting a piece of Henley’s industrial past has won this year’s top award by the Henley Arts and Crafts Guild, writes Lesley Potter.

John Loader, 61, of Deanfield Road, was awarded the Mollie Staley Award for the best picture at the guild’s summer exhibition which has just finished at the Old Fire Station Gallery.

The painting shows the back of the former Waldens Joinery on the former Empstead Works industrial estate near The Henley College, but the rear — shown in the picture — has been demolished. John, a retired graphic designer, first painted the subject two years ago and worked from this preliminary work and photographs to produce the new work.

He said: “It was an industrial structure which I recognised wasn’t going to be there for very long and I wanted to record it for posterity. I was genuinely surprised to win. It’s only the second time I’ve exhibited with the guild so I was quite pleased.”

The painting was selected by this year’s judge, Reading-based artist Martin Andrews, who commended the use of colour and complex shadow, and the fact that the painting records an historical detail of the town. The site is one of the nine currently under consideration for redevelopment under the joint neighbourhood plan.


PUBLISHED 12/05/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Regatta Friday 2015 as it happened
Regatta Thursday 2015 as it happened
Regatta Wednesday as it happened
Jessie J still set to open Henley Festival
Tribute to child killed by tractor
Bake Off star to join Literary Festival
Meet Henley's new town centre manager
Rower who suffered stroke won a Henley medal
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Come and achieve at Wycombe High
Inspiring your child matters
Summer timetable is planned
‘Little Crickets’ sessions return for 2015
New Picasso’s wired in to our ‘smart’ future
Maria nets herself a test drive
Mercedes fans will be appy
Pupils play estate agents for the day
Former sweet shop hits the riverside sweet spot
‘This house has a kind of peace about it’
Motivated, supported, inspired
Sports and open day at Trinity Pre-school
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
New landlords hope it's lucky number 7
Big Art contest at Sue Ryder hospice
Double celebration for mother of GB oarsman
Cadets collect for Charity on Armed Forces Day
Meet Henley's new town centre manager
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717