Ivan Aird, George Aird, Geoffrey Key, Judith OLeary
Geoffrey Keys training and considerable experience as a sculpture allows him to portray his subjects in unusual 3 dimensional representation. His paintings of human subjects are often as amusing as they are tragic, and he appears to have a deep and genuine affection and great empathy with each one of them. Keys work is always fresh surprising and exciting!!
Geoffrey Key is a Mancunian who studied in the late 50s and early 60s at the Manchester Regional College of Art as it was then known. He gained the Guthrie Bond Travelling Fellowship, the Heywood Fine Art Medal and a post Graduate degree in Sculpture.
Upon leaving College, even as full-time teacher he continued to sculpt and paint. He discovered his own personal artistic language, which was strongly influenced by his life in the Derbyshire hills. His use of colour has continued and has developed dramatically in recent years. This was in the main due to his visits to Hong Kong and the New Territories which opened his eyes to intense light and vibrant colour, and with which he constantly experiments...
His subjects vary enormously, from horses, to lilies and roses, clowns and to people in a wide variety of different settings, often dancing or playing instruments or simply waiting.
Geoffrey Key is a very highly regarded artist in many countries. He has exhibited work throughout the north-west of England. One of the first galleries with whom Geoffrey Key showed his work was the former Palette and Chisel Gallery, Manchester. Since then he has exhibited in many important private collections in the UK and abroad. At present, galleries in the UK, Ireland, New York, Hong Kong and Australia handle his work.