Northampton Town and County Art Society Annual Show 2021

The Northampton Town & County Art Society’s latest annual exhibition at the refurbished Northampton Museum and Art Gallery is ending on 23rd January  https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/whatson. Set up in 1913 this long standing art society continues to exhibit regularly. Our members and associates continue to produce high quality artwork, making the Society the county’s premier art group.

The exhibition has been well attended and has generated many positive comments on the quality of work.  There is a range of different styles and media ranging from interesting sculptures to large scale oil paintings. There is something for everybody here.

Self portrait
Self portrait with guitar

The exhibition shows in these difficult times that the Society’s members are still active. Northampton’s art scene is still thriving, and this is reflected in the quality of the annual show. The show is well worth a visit.

I’ve exhibited some of my work at the show https://www.facebook.com/cordellgarfieldfineart and I would recommend a visit to a Society show.  More of my work can be seen on my website https://www.cordellgarfield.com Opening hours to the museum are 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 12pm to 5pm Sunday. Admission is free.

Painting portraits with Cordell Garfield

Painting portraits in oils workshop Northampton
Painting portraits in oils workshop Northampton
Portrait painting of woman
Sense of doubt

I will be running another Introduction to Portrait Painting Workshop in Oils at Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery on 19th February 2022.  My workshop is an ideal introduction to portrait painting for newcomers and more experienced painters alike. A portrait in oils will be produced, with attention to facial proportions and tone to create a realistic image. Working from a reference photograph and a step by step process, I will guide you through painting a portrait. The workshop is perfect for both beginners and painters with some experience. Price £65 per person.

To book a place contact the museum on 01604 838111 or click on the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-portrait-painting-in-oils-tickets-169660287487?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The museum is a great venue to hold the workshop and have a central focus for Northampton art again. After opening on 10th July 2021 following a major redevelopment which began in 2017. It’s now up and running with a selling gallery and permanent collections on show. To find out more about the museum click on this link. https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/site/index.php 

My portraits and landscape paintings are also on show at the museum until January 2022. Here is a selection on my website. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/portraits/

Cordell Garfield’s Paintings Northampton

Cordell Garfield Paintings for sale at Northampton Central Museum
Cordell Garfield Paintings for sale at Northampton Central Museum

Really pleased that my paintings are now showing at Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery from October to the 31st December 2021. The museum opened on 10th July 2021 after a major redevelopment which began in 2017. It’s now up and running with a selling gallery and permanent collections on show. To find out more about the museum click on this link. https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/site/index.php 

My portraits and landscape paintings are on show and here is a selection on my website. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/portraits/

For me it’s so important that I’m exhibiting not only my portraits, but also landscapes of Northamptonshire as well. The county has some beautiful views and waterways which I always try and capture when out and about. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/landscapes/

It’s really great to have a central focus for Northampton art again. The town has been desperate for a such a development, particularly following the difficulties surrounding the pandemic. The museum has recently won the Heritage Organisation of the Year 2021, which is a testament to its redevelopment and the staff involved in running it. For instance, it has a full programme of online and in person events including workshops, talks and lectures. Above all for a local artist like me there is no doubt the museum offers the perfect setting for displaying my work. To sum up, I seriously recommend paying a visit and having a look around at all the exhibitions on display. Maybe have a coffee and a bite to eat at the new cafe as well!