Late artist Trevor’s work to go on show

Trevor Tanser EMN-150722-170850001
Trevor Tanser EMN-150722-170850001

The work of a well-respected local artist who passed away earlier this year will go on show at an exhibition.

Trevor Tanser, who lived in Barrowden, died in April.

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Trevor Tanser EMN-150722-170900001

He was largely a self-taught artist. He discovered his creative potential as a star pupil of the woodwork class at school and went on to become an apprentice joiner and cabinet maker.

Trevor met his second wife, artist Catherine Headley, when they were both tutoring on Galleon Painting Holidays. In 1987, they moved from Peterborough, where Trevor had been a founding member of the Peterborough Arts Workshop, to Barrowden.

Catherine was keen to stage the exhibition of her late husband’s work. She said it showed the broad range of his output in terms of mediums and of subject matter, which includes landscapes, flowers, boats, assemblages and abstracts, inspired by visits to Cornwall, Ireland and Scotland.

The exhibition will run at Stamford Arts Centre in St Mary’s Street, Stamford, from August 17 to 31.

Catherine said: “Generally of a quiet and contemplative nature Trevor nevertheless loved speed, whether in a sailing boat on Rutland Water or in his sports car and in the latter he would play rock music very loudly.

Trevor’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Cambridgeshire, Rutland, London, Cornwall and Norfolk and his work is part of many private collections, including Burghley House.

“He was a great teacher with an ability to empathize with the needs of students.”