Henley in Arden

Retrospective by Warwickshire artist shows 40 years of beautiful paintings

An artist with a long-established career is holding his retrospective at a lovely Warwickshire gallery.
Michael Felmingham, who was born in Birmingham in 1935, taught for many years at Leicester and then Coventry Colleges of Art, and in 1989 retired from teaching to concentrate on his painting. He works from a studio in Leamington, and the exhibition includes many images of his adopted home town, as well as the countryside, his garden, and as a complete contrast, Venice.
The Gallery Upstairs in High Street, Henley-in-Arden, has shown his work since 1994, when it was run by Reg and Mag Moon, above Reg’s pottery. Their son and daughter now run the gallery – in a very pleasant space which was once their childhood playroom – and Carey Moon and a couple of other potters also work downstairs.
Such is the popularity of Michael Felmingham’s works that a quarter of those in the exhibition were sold either when the brochures were sent out, or on the opening day of the exhibition.