For more than 40 years, the Loft Theatre has hosted artists
who wish to exhibit their work in the lounge areas of the
All are welcome to view the exhibitions, free of charge, when the
theatre is open to the public during the run of a Loft production.
High Tide, Pittenweem, Fife (acrylic on canvas)|
by Margaret Cole
Throughout March and April 2015 we are hosting a joint exhibition
by local artists Margaret Cole and Bill Squires.
Born and educated in Coventry, Margaret Cole went on to study
at teacher training college where she specialised in art and pottery.
She had always enjoyed drawing and painting from an early age and
attended evening and Saturday morning classes at Coventry School of
Art for needlecraft, art and pottery.
Eventually, after fifteen years teaching and six years in the civil
service in Coventry, Margaret attended Tile Hill College for pottery
and gained a City and Guilds Level 3 certificate in ceramics. However,
drawing and painting were still her main interest; she had become a
member of the Coventry Art Guild in 1973 and regularly took part in
Coventry Open Art and the Consortium Exhibitions at the Herbert Art
Gallery. She is also a member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Society
She enjoys painting in acrylics, water colours, pastels and oils with
a wide variety of subjects inlcuding landscapes (particularly local),
still life and posters for church. She has had several commissions,
particularly for animal portraits.
Margaret has exhibited her work at various venues in and around
Coventry including the Herbert Art Gallery, the Holiday Inn Kenilworth
and at Gallery 150 Leamington.
Leaning Tower of Pisa (gouache) by Bill Squires
Bill Squires originally trained as a draughtsman and engineer and was
involved in the design of aerospace equipment, truck architecture and
industrial silencers. Now retired, Bill has developed his interest in
drawing and painting and has exhibited his work across the region over
the last few years.
He is an active member of the Coventry and Warwickshire Society of
Artists, regularly attending workshops and demonstrations. He has
also taken part in a number of their exhibitions including their
highly successful centenary show at the Herbert Art Gallery in
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