Both our works are mainly digital photography based, specialising in manipulation of visual elements from separate sources and media into composite images, to create pieces of art that are thought provoking, inspiring, a comment on social issues, moods and feelings, and reflective of the world we encounter around us. KB’s artwork incorporates nature and animals, into human social scenarios, to convey a message, or simply to ask a question, or provoke thought. She loves to take photographs and work them together to create her designs. BK’s pieces lean more towards an industrial or historical angle, but his have the same aim, to provoke thought and feeling, using similar techniques to KB.
Since exhibiting on the Nidd Art Trail last year I have continued to paint outdoors locally, as much as I could given the COVID restrictions. This has included regular painting trips in the valleys of the Nidd, Skell and Ure. I have painted more landscapes and less woodland scenes this year; probably because I am craving wider landscapes after being stuck at home for so long! I hope you like my latest work; they are all framed and available for sale.
Pateley Bridge Art Club in Nidderdale is a well established group providing members of the local community with the opportunity to make and view artwork.
In normal times we have monthly group meetings with professional speakers, demonstrators and workshops for members to learn about the techniques and craft of making art. Practical sessions include monthly sketching days out and a monthly painting/sketching programme of subjects with photographic references. We also invite professional artists to run one day workshops for small groups of members focusing on their chosen areas of particular interest. Members are encouraged to share their work on the web blog and in the monthly Newsletter.
Two exhibitions each year provide members with the opportunity to share their achievements with the local community and for them to present their work in a more formal environment. This also attracts new and interested people to our club.
The Gallery displays a selection of works exhibited by members in recent years.
“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” -VG This quote sums up who I am as an artist. If I create beautiful paintings, but do not continue to grow in loving others then it is all meaningless. I’ve certainly not mastered this, but continue to grow in this area of my life. One way I chose to express that love is by carefully listening to the customer’s heart and helping to map out a personal and meaningful piece of art that will transform their home. Beautiful colour combinations is one of my greatest interests in art. Many times I find myself crying over the symphony of colours that I find in nature, and this is one of my inspirations. I’m also inspired by raw emotions, nature, hope, truth, beauty, design, and stories of transformations. I enjoy expressing emotions onto canvas and creating art that awakens the spirit. I paint in the timeless and beautiful style of impressionism. Lori was born and raised in the United States; now a resident in North Yorkshire with her husband who is a dual citizen with his mother being a Yorkshire Lass.
I live in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and love to paint in my spare time. I loved sketching as a child but did not start painting until around 2008 when I joined a local botanical painting group. It was there that I learned basics such as composition and tone and where I was inspired to continue creating artwork. I started with painting flowers but now I paint what interests me using my own photographic reference from trips out and about around Yorkshire. My artwork is expressive and colourful, I am very hands on, often applying or spreading paint with my fingers and I love the sticking and gluing of different materials in my mixed media work. I am a member of 2 local art clubs and I exhibit and sell my paintings at their art exhibitions and also at other open local art exhibitions.
Jay Stelling is an illustrator, author and doll maker from Ripon, North Yorkshire. She now lives in Knaresborough and creates art dolls for animation and illustration from her attic studio with her 2 cats, 3 chickens and her partner James. Jay graduated in 2018 from Leeds Arts University with a First in BA(hons) Illustration and currently works as a Marketing Coordinator for Mother Shipton’s Cave.
The painting are by members of the Yorkshire group using chinese ink and colours. Some are in traditional chinese style and others have western influences.
The paintings of artist Neil Simone have the ability to transcend reality allowing the viewer to interpret what they see from their own personal perspective.
Celebrating his 50th year as a full time artist, Neil’s unique conceptual themes include the passage of time, the ever changing seasons and how we can physically be in one place, yet in our thoughts be somewhere else. How one idea can lead to another and light and shade creates a three dimensional illusion of reality.
Neil’s paintings invite us to see beyond the perceived reality and expand our horizons.
Sarah lives and works from her studio in Ramsgill, a rural village in Upper Nidderdale. Since graduating from the University of Northumberland in 1994. Although first and foremost a landscape oil painter her work has now led onto screenprint, drypoint etching and solar plate work. She is a member of York Printmakers The majority of her work is based on the River Nidd and reservoirs around her home, with recent themes of working into the light and setting sun. She also enjoys coastal work with Staithes, Port Mulgrave and the Northumberland coast being favourite locations. She is a keen walker and works in a traditional way, collecting sketches out in the field and developing her ideas back in the studio.
Lofthouse Art Group is a small, self-help group of amateur artists which usually meets in Lofthouse Memorial Hall on Monday mornings, from 10 till 12. The group uses a wide variety of media and works in diverse styles. Some of the group also enjoy working in a range of crafts. For the past three years they have had the use of The Band Room, opposite Lofthouse Memorial Hall, as a gallery to show-case their work, (which is for sale at very reasonable prices). The Band Room is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.
Duncan Clayton produces paintings in oil, pen and ink, and pyrography. The oil paintings are mainly still life pictures, which are mounted in specially turned hardwood frames to supply a contrasting effect. Other pictures are produced using a pyrography technique in which the picture is finely drawn, then pyrographed / burnt into the wood veneer before being completed by painting with water based wood stains.
Smaller items are made in different coloured hardwoods, and are mainly designed to follow an owl theme / These consist of money boxes, pencil, pencil holders, and keyrings.
Based in Guiseley, West Yorks, I travel to work primarily with landscape both locally through the Dales, The Hebrides and recently to the South of France. I am a printmaker working with different processes and techniques, although mostly Intaglio (etching, drypoint). I also produce graphic images with Letterpress, Screenprint and Monotypes.
In support of my finished works I exhibit drawings and paintings (watercolour, oil pastel).
Sherry is a fibre artist working with woody materials. As a maker she explores botanic materials using drawing, basket and paper making techniques. She makes art objects which are informed by her career as a conservator of organic artefacts. Through her practice she wants to reflect on the ephemera of life and stimulate interest in often overlooked transient materials and historic natural science collections.