Geoffrey Lefever originally trained and worked as a Civil and Structural engineer. Throughout his early career though his commitment to painting, particularly from industrial and natural landscape increased and became central to his existence. In 1965 he joined the Norwich 20 Group and after a sell-out show in Kings Lynn in 1969, he gave up engineering to concentrate on his work. The work is totally non-representational with images developing from a self imposed limited range of format, materials and means of mark making. Each work is a journey of action research. The outcomes are not pre-envisioned and the work proceeds until a certain point of recognition is reached. Some works have been reworked over several years. The works are onto paper or paper onto canvas. The medium is acrylic with layers of open weave paper and ash, graphite and ground pigment and his preferred method of application is by stick or straw bundle.

Geoffrey Lefever image

Selected Exhibitions

Halle aux Toiles, Rouen, France

Baskerville House, Birmingham

The Art Factory, Norwich

Galerija Vojvodanske, Novi Sad, Serbis

St. Etienne du Rouvray, Rouen, France

Salthouse Church, Norfolk

John Innes Centre, Norwich