Jay Stelling

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.

Neil Simone

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 Garforth

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

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

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.

Brian Hindmarch

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 Doyal

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.

Gill Kirk

I like to print on paper and fabric, I like to experiment and see what happens, I like drawing – particularly flowers, and particularly wild ones as I have done that since I was a kid and their essence is part of my connection to the natural world. I like to focus on things for long periods, interests which that get me hooked. Like a tree I know, or a plant species or a sweep in the road. I etch, mono print, screen print, and often combine the techniques to achieve more depth. I print cushions and embroider them to relax and enjoy the timelessness of a sewing needle’s rhythm. And I make things out of bits of old, reclaimed things as I am a collector by nature. Proud to be eclectic.

Sanders and Wallace Glassmakers

Andrew Sanders and David Wallace have worked together for over 40 years. They met at college and trained under Master Glassmaker Stan Gill. After graduation they set up their their first workshop in Telford Shropshire one of the earliest production glass studios in Great Britain, moving to Otley in 1981 after receiving a grant from Yorkshire Arts. In 1992 they established The King Street Workshops along with four other craftspeople from Otley and have been in residence ever since.

Richard Turner

I attended the Chesterfield School art studying Sculpture, Fine Art and Architectural Drawing. When Chesterfield twinned with Darmstadt in 1959 the town council commissioned me to produce a painting of the famous Crooked Spire Church to present to Darmstadt. After art school I spent a few years profitably painting the mountain scenes in oils around the Austrian Tyrol. Eventually moving into the design of fabrics mainly in tweed and cashmere. Working with such designers as Mary Quant and Donal Davies. Although the textile industry became my main income I continued to paint and sell my work. Doing commissions for the Chatsworth estate and also working with galleries in Derbyshire and Yorkshire. These include the Sutcliffe and Mercer Galleries in Harrogate, The Look Gallery in Helmsley and The National Trusts Fountains Hall. In addition my wife and I sell through “The Art Gallery” on line in Newark. We open our home to the public to exhibit our paintings each year. I specialise mainly in landscapes in Pastel, Acrylics, and Pen and Wash. I am inspired by our ever changing scenery and climate.

Shirley Hudson

Having recently moved to Nidd I’ve produced a new body of paintings that depict the area surrounding my home and the landscape I experience on my walks. I’ve produced acrylic, watercolour and oil paintings. These stem from two particular routes that I walked most days during the period of national lockdown and from the view directly outside my house. For these paintings I’ve used reference photographs as I’ve worked on a large scale but I also sometimes paint directly from the view, outside. The two experiences are totally different and noticeable in the finished results. I enjoy both. Painted at home and at my Briggate studio in Knaresborough the landscapes reflect colours and light of the changing seasons, times of day and weather conditions, from personal experience. In these ever changing times the process of painting has given me focus and the desire to share my personal experiences of the landscape with others in the locality. The paintings will be on physical display for a weekend at Nidd Church during the Nidd Art Trail.

Moxon and Simm

Debby and Ian started their business in 1982 developing their unique heat treated titanium jewellery which is still an ongoing project.
They also work with precious metals and unusual stones including opal, sapphires and semi precious beads.
Debby is currently exploring the make up of geological samples, producing drawings, papercuts and using semi-precious stone slices to create wall pieces. Also producing related designs for her new titanium and stone jewellery pieces.
Ian is printmaking – collagraphs.
Their workshop is open to the public throughout the year.
Commissions welcome.

Joseph Hayton

Joseph Hayton is a stone carver and bronze sculptor based at the king Street workshops.
His work is mainly figurative with his ongoing works looking into gothic architecture and the Human form.
Joe is also well known for his take on the green man these carved stone monoliths make a fantastic center pieces for any garden large or small.
Bronze sculpture is also something produced by Joe, he works closely with a foundry in Barnard castle to produce traditional lost was bronzes. These can be large or small.
Joe works mainly to commission, pay him a visit to discuss a project.