Artist looking for local gallery

Sleaford artist Gavin Thackray-Jones with one of his paintings.
Sleaford artist Gavin Thackray-Jones with one of his paintings.

A Sleaford-based artist, who has overcome the physical difficulties of living with cerebral palsy to produce a series of paintings, is looking for a local gallery to display them.

Gavin Thackray-Jones has just completed an MA in fine art at De Montford University in Leicester.

One of Gavin's paintings

One of Gavin's paintings

Despite his condition affecting his dexterity, 29 year-old Gavin uses his unique style to produce striking and bold artwork.

He said: “My cerebral palsy provides me with an unique way of working on the floor and develops mark-making applications to the surfaces.

“My style has an expressionism appearance and I use popular culture iconography such as VW beetles, American flags and portraits. I work in charcoal, graphite, acrylic and oil paints.”

While studying in Leicester, Gavin curated his own pop-up solo-exhibitions, and sold several of his paintings.

Gavin pictured with some of his artwork

Gavin pictured with some of his artwork

He is now looking for a vacant shop space which he can turn into a studio and gallery to produce large paintings and sell them to the public.

l For more on Gavin’s artwork visit his website www.gavinthackrayjones.co.uk.

Artwork by Gavin Thackray-Jones

Artwork by Gavin Thackray-Jones