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Award-winning artist’s exhibition by appointment at Winckley Square venue

Posted on - 16th October, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston, Winckley Square
Norman Long at The Artistry House
Norman has won various awards including Artists and Illustrators magazine’s Artist of the Year

An exhibition of an award-winning artist’s work is running by appointment at a Winckley Square venue.

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Preston-born artist and painting teacher Norman Long has 63 oil paintings on display at the The Artistry House until Friday 30 October.

Norman has had to adapt to Covid-19 restrictions to get the exhibition up and running.

He said: “I had planned to paint loads of local scenes on site, and I love the buzz of painting in cafes. Covid put paid to that, but at least I could do still life and self-portraits while stuck indoors.

“We had to change the dates a few times and cancel a big painting event, but I’m delighted the show is up and people can still come and see it in person.”

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The exhibition features pre-lockdown paintings of Avenham Park, Lytham Hall and Bistrot Pierre, plus members of the local community.

Norman Long at The Artistry House
Norman has 63 oil paintings in the exhibition

Since 2014, Norman has invited professional and amateur artists to join him in his studio to paint from the model.

Norman said: “I miss the banter and the challenge of painting a real person, but some of the paintings in the exhibition only got finished because it’s forced me to work on the backgrounds!”

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Norman’s popular oil painting classes in Oyston Mill also had to stop due to Covid-19, but the artist has plans to begin online tuition.




To book on to the exhibition, visit The Artistry House’s website.

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