Among more than 60 artists exhibiting in Delicious, the Christmas show at the Cupola Gallery in Hillsborough, is David Lucas.
“I have maintained a profile in the gallery for the best part of its lifespan,” says the painter who has four works on show. “I have always regarded it a personal responsibility to promote what I do in my home environment. Arts have been under fire for a while and are considered a luxury but are an essential part of the fabric of our society.”
Sheffield has a great deal of grass roots creative production which is not reflected in the public galleries, he says, highlighting the importance of places like the Cupola.
“As well as this show my work is available through the Bellwood & Wright Gallery, Lancaster, and I sell work directly through my website.
“I had a recent successful stint at The Other Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery in London during Frieze week, the busiest week of the art calendar in the capital. There were 130 artists exhibiting selected from open submission by leading figures within the international art scene.”
He also mentions private collectors in Sheffield who have bought four of his paintings. “They are an essential component in an equation that allows an artist to survive by selling work.
“I wanted to highlight my artistic activity in order to allow less confident or brand new buyers of art to see it as another profession. There is nothing more satisfying than selling a painting that the collector loves and treasures. What better than a gift of a work of art for Christmas?”
Delicious runs to January 10.