Karan McGrath

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.

Teresa Boast

Hello. My name is Teresa and I have been painting in the Nidderdale Area for the last 30 years. I work principally in acrylics with the occasional watercolour. I am known mostly for my colourful sheep, but I enjoy producing studies of all wildlife including owls, hares, and birds of all types. My inspiration often comes from just seeing a pleasing combination of colours within nature, then I search for a subject that would suit them.

Previously I have been a member of several august societies including the Yorkshire Watercolour Society and the Armed Forces Art Society where I exhibited alongside HRH The Prince of Wales at the Mall Galleries in London.

I am currently working and selling from my home in Bewerley and am happy to receive enquiries concerning either original art or prints from my previous works.