Perfect Image Of The Ribble Valley Artist Collection Up For Auction For A Good Cause


Artist John Chapman with his superb collection of paintings

The fundraiser will take place on October 22nd and all proceeds will go to the East Lancashire Hospice.

Participants in the evening will have the opportunity to meet the artist from 6 p.m. and the auction will take place from 7 p.m.

John, who was born in Blackburn in 1946 but now lives in Ramsgreave, started out as a technical illustrator for an engineering company, after which he became a freelance artist and enjoyed producing works of art for over 53 years. . His subjects are mainly transport, agriculture and coastal scenes and his preferred medium is oil and acrylic.

John held his first major exhibition at WH Patterson’s Gallery in Mayfair and exhibited across the country including Harrods Picture Gallery, Rackhams in Birmingham and Patterson Gallery in Sheffield, as well as many others locally. .

Described by William H. Patterson as “a high quality artist possessing an extraordinary ability to represent his subjects with tremendous charm, extreme clarity, and superb detail”, John also received commissions from Wedgewood for plate designs; “Life on the farm”, “The four seasons” and “Country collections”.

John’s work has been featured in various magazines including “International Artist” as well as on the covers of Lancashire Life and Derbyshire Life. At the same time, he published two hardback books

books by Halsgrove titled “John Chapman’s Lancashire” and “John Chapman’s Transport Paintings”.

Despite the closure of his studio in Bolton, John is still a very prolific artist, receiving regular commissions and continuing to exhibit locally.

He said: “For over 53 years I have never stopped painting. If I am not painting or drawing, I am collecting material for my next study. When is the time to close

at the bottom of the commercial branch of the company, JL Chapman Studios Ltd in Bolton, I wanted the hospice to benefit from the sale of my work and couldn’t think of a better way than to undertake an auction ”.

Leanne Green, Head of Fundraising and Lottery, said: “We are extremely grateful to John for donating his life’s work to us for the benefit of the hospice. John has supported East Lancashire

Hospice for many years designing both Christmas cards and calendars which are incredibly popular with our supporters. There are amazing paintings to choose from all of them

which will be available overnight.

“We are looking forward to what is sure to be a fantastic event and a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an original and unique John L. Chapman painting. We would also like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to Mytton Fold who supports us with this event “

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