Welcome

FolkstoneSince a boy, Syd Haslam has always enjoyed putting pencil to paper and often saw it as an opportunity to avoid school work. Syd showed an early talent for life drawing during his time in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. He supplied his fellow sailors with “pin-ups” for their walls. This ability to portray the human form has stayed with him and today he regularly goes to life classes in Bolton, his home town. “Life drawing requires discipline and perseverance” is one of Syd’s sayings.

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The Sea The Sea

An Exhibition of Seascapes

JULY 19 TO AUGUST 9 2014

Eccles Community Art Gallery

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2 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. It wouldn’t let me leave the following comment under the watercolour of Springwell painted jst before it was demolished:
    This was painted around 1990 in the top floor studio of Hilden Street when it was being used as the art department of Bolton Metropolitan College. Syd spent many years attending classes there during the 1980s and up until the time the building was no longer used by the College and Community Education service in 1996. This painting depicts the ramshackle of indusrial buildings in Springwell before they were demolished to make way for a new retail park, You can see the demolishion crane just starting its work. The painting which is A1 in size is now hanging on my stairwell and brings back fond memories.

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