Breakpoint Road by Charles Nightingale

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Date(s) - 05/06/2020 - 19/06/2020
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With current events, over the coming weeks IAA will use the home page display to present a series
featuring works by artists from The Ipswich Art Society. With a new artist shown fortnightly.

Charles Nightingale
‘Breakpoint Road’ is our second painting from Charles Nightingale, and the fourth in our featured artists series. Scroll down to view the first painting and a short biography.

“This picture appeared in 2007 just before the great financial crash of 2008. It was inspired by the long disintegration of our manufacturing industry, and its replacement by trading in ‘financial products’ or subprime loans as they were called later.” CN.

Breakpoint Road by Charles Nightingale.   Oil on canvas  H28″ x W21″


Previous Featured Artists:

Ferial Rogers
Ferial’s work work is eclectic, especially miniatures (although this is not) and calligraphy.
She is a past member of Suffolk Art Society and a current member of The International Guild of Miniature Artisans – the latter also for miniature crafts. Ferial adds, “My current obsession is with the needle/fibre crafts, which I love.”

This picture is of St Georges, Venice; which I named eponymously. The medium is acrylic on paper.

St Georges, Venice by Ferial Rogers.   Acrylic on paper


Brenda M. Green FSBA
Brenda works on HP (hot press) 300gms (140 lb) Fabriano or Rising Stonehenge paper, using mainly Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.

Brenda is a Fellow Member of the Society of Botanic Artists and has been so for several years, exhibiting at their annual Exhibitions at Methodist Central Hall Westminster and lately at The Mall Gallery.
 She learned her coloured pencil techniques solely with Ann Swan, who opened a new window to Brenda’s life when Brenda enrolled in her class at Dedham Hall, as Brenda was also a potter and was a primary school teacher for twenty-four years before she met Ann.
Brenda also exhibits at various venues locally, mainly art societies, agricultural shows and fund- raising events.

Cyclamen Coum by Brenda M. Green FSBA    Dim: 49cm x 42 cm
.  Medium: Coloured pencil


Ken Cuthbert

The Back Garden in Snow. by Ken Cuthbert.  Oil on board, 60×48

“This was painted over another painting which had to be sacrificed to save time,
but the surface was thus more interesting to paint on”.


Charles Nightingale
Charles Nightingale, born 1938, Showed early artistic promise winning local children’s art contests in SE London – main subjects at the time: trolleybuses and dinosaurs. Deserted Art for science aged 12, career in engineering mathematics at BT. Served in RAF 1957-1961. Started painting again in his late fifties, member, and regular exhibitor, of Ipswich Art Society, and The Society of East Anglian Water-colourists.

Origin of picture:
Passed woman pushing badly disabled teenager in wheelchair up long hill outside Cambridge; stopped, wondering if he should assist, failed on account of fear of being seen as predatory male approaching on deserted road, thought of the lady and the life she must have been leading for many years, and utterly regretted his weakness. Painted picture over next days.

The Long Long Road – Charles Nightingale.  Oil on canvas board, H36cm x W75cm

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