Frank Bingley Art


Frank Bingley
 I've been painting on and off all of my life. Although I’ve had no formal training in art, various tutors have guided me for short periods over the years. As a child, I was raised in the small village of Gumley in Leicestershire. Even at junior school, it soon became apparent to me that I loved drawing and painting - I could sit for hours and amuse myself with any sort of medium.

After coming top of my form in art before leaving school, it wasn’t until my mid twenties that I sought further education in the form of an oil painting course at a local school, with a tutor named Edna Bull. Around twenty years later followed a couple of years watercolour painting under the tuition of Mary Rodgers. Some time later, Joyce Markie ran a course of life drawing locally, which was to help with my fascination for portrait work. After initially working with watercolour, then acrylics and other media, I then moved to using oil in a more impressionistic manner.

Lately, I've been experimenting with other types of medium like gouache and lino printing, both of which are a very satisfying way of spending my days in a creative manner.

 I am a very active member of the Market Harborough Art Club, which is unique in the fact that it is a type of society that has very much a hands-on approach to art. I am also a member of the South Leicestershire Art Group and member of the Langton Art group. I have had work regularly selected for the Leicester Open Events where I have made sales. I've also exhibited and sold work at the Little Theatre gallery in Leicester. I also exhibit work locally at venues including the Harborough Theatre, Great Bowden Visual Arts and in the foyer of the Market Harborough Building Society. I have sold paintings locally including commissioned work, and some of my paintings and marquetry work have been shipped to the US and South Africa.

©Frank Bingley 2017