Lefever, Geoffrey - Dersingham 26th April 1970

Artist: Lefever, Geoffrey
Materials: Watercolour
Dimensions (cm): 56 x 79
Dimensions (inches): 22 x 31.1
Signature: Signed
Frame: Framed
Stock No: DH060
Price: £630
Provenance: Richard Cory Smith collection

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Genre: Landscape


Most of our collection of Geoffrey Lefever's work dates from around 1969 to 1971, the early part of his career.  Many are inspired by the landscape of North Norfolk, where he still lives, as well as the Essex marshes and Provence.

These early paintings were all acquired in the early 1970s by enthusiatic collector Richard Cory Smith, who later gifted them to a friend in whose home they had been stored, all but forgotten, until we found them along with early works from Nicholas Barnham, Charles Duranty, and Cavendish Morton. (See our NEWS section for more about our exhibition "When they were young..."

Geoffey Lefever's paintings today are almost entirely abstract, and he is more likely to be using a stick or straw than a paintbrush to create his finely textured works in acrylic mixed with ash, graphite and ground pigment.

A professional engineer as well as artist, Geoffrey now enjoys pursuing both careers, and is equally at home restructuring people's houses in Norfolk as creating and exhibiting his original and continually evolving art.

 More about the artist can be found on his own website: www.geoffreylefever.com

Geoffrey is a member of the Norwich 20 Group of artists: www.norwich20group.co.uk/Geoffrey_Lefever