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.
Painting by Cynthia Chandler
Until the end of October, our exhibition space features the work of
Rugby-based artist Cynthia Chandler.
Cynthia Chandler studied at Twickenham School of Art where she
received a thorough training, especially in the skill of drawing. She
started her professional career in a leading London commercial studio
as a fashion artist, where her work was used by such names as Harrods,
Jaeger, Fenwicks of Bond Street and Selfridges, and frequently
appeared in national daily newspapers and magazines.
Cynthia moved to Rugby, where she paints at a more relaxed pace:
portraits, landscapes, figure studies, animals, coastal scenes etc, in
oils, watercolours and pastels. She was President of Rugby and
District Art Society for 12 years, and has exhibited in many Midland
exhibitions, and with the United Society of Artists and the Pastel
Society at the Mall Galleries in London. Cynthia has work in the
permanent collections of Rugby Borough Council and Nuneaton Museum and
Art Gallery. Her influences range from Rembrandt to Sargent, and from
Toulouse-Lautrec to the Impressionists.
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