John McCombs NDD ROI RBA FRSA PPMAFA

John McCombs

Was born in Manchester in 1943. Studied painting at St.Martin's College of Art (1962-67) under Gore, Kossoff and Reynolds. Won the College prize in 1966 and awarded Post Graduate year at St.Martin's 1967. After College returned North to become a professional artist and settled in Saddleworth. Has work in Private Collections all over the world and in public collections in the northwest including Manchester City Art Gallery. Exhibits mostly in London and Manchester and has his own studio and Gallery (John McCombs Gallery, 12 King Street, Delph, Oldham, Lancashire).

Commentary on Work

A landscape and figure painter who works mainly in oils. Subject matter is essentialy the Pennine landscape centered in and around the village of Delph in Saddleworth. Also likes painting the clothed figure and this can include crowd group or single figure subjects based on the social and working life of the village. Based upon observation my technique is that of using incisive but vigorous brush-line drawing over flatly applied areas of colour. It is an investigative technique where close study of the subject and personal expression become integral.

Awards

The David Murray Scholarship by the Royal Academy 1966
The Stanley Grimm Prize, ROI Exhibition 1990
The Peoples Prize , Manchester Academy 1991
The Main Prize (Alan Gourley Memorial Award) ROI Exhibition 2001
Awarded 'Le Clerc Fowle Medal' ROI Exhibition 2007



Contact Details

 01457 874705
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John McCombs Gallery,
12 King Street,
Delph,
Saddleworth,
Lancashire OL3 5DQ


Gallery

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John McCombs - Delph Brass Banders, Whit.Friday
Delph Brass Banders, Whit Friday

John McCombs - Derelict Allotment Delph
Derelict Allotment Delph

John McCombs - Pennine Landscape, Saddleworth, Summer
Pennine Landscape, Saddleworth, Summer