Stephen Riley at a Sine Dubio Arts exhibition

The Loovre to close

A loss to contemporary art in the North West
I was very saddened to hear the depressing news from Sophia Newton recently that The Loovre Gallery in Kirkby Lonsdale was to close and its parent company, Sine Dubio Arts, in Carnforth, would be effectively closed down.

No-one could have tried harder or worked with more enthusiasm than Sophia to make the business work, but even if there is now a putative turnaround in the economy, it has not been sufficient to save the gallery. Sine Dubio will continue to sell the prints it already has, but nothing new will be created.

The attached photograph is of yours truly with some of my paintings at one of Sine Dubio's events - in Windermere last year.