Exhibition goes ‘Near and Far’

Lincolnshire Artist Malcolm Doughty photographed with 'Greeting the Day' on the opening day of his solo exhibition 'Near and Far' at the Carre Gallery, Carre Street, Sleaford. Photo: Martin Cameron
Lincolnshire Artist Malcolm Doughty photographed with 'Greeting the Day' on the opening day of his solo exhibition 'Near and Far' at the Carre Gallery, Carre Street, Sleaford. Photo: Martin Cameron

There is still time to catch an exhibition of work by popular Lincolnshire artist Malcolm Doughty at Sleaford’s Carre Gallery.

Near and Far runs at The Carre Street venue until Saturday, having opened on Monday, October 12.

He said: “It’s a great pleasure to be exhibiting at the Carre Gallery again.

“I have over 50 pictures on show this time, most of which are new and are for sale. The exhibition title ‘Near and Far’ simply refers to where I’ve gleaned subject matter.

“The emphasis is on landscape close to Sleaford and surrounding villages but there are scenes from other counties and coastal scenes. A few more fanciful pieces are included and one abstract.”

He added: “These days I favour acrylics as my main medium but still use oils quite often.

“Now that I’m well into ‘retirement’ and largely free of commission work I am enjoying a new lease of painting life which I hope shows in my work.”

Malcolm is well known for his detailed landscapes, but this is not all you will see in this exhibition, and he often injects subtle humour into his work; look carefully and some of these pieces will reveal his nickname ‘Alf’.

The exhibition is open 10am–4pm.