Staithes Gallery - Margaret Shields - STREETWISE, WEATHERWISE.
Until 30 June 2009.
Staithes Gallery are currently hosting Margaret Shields show STREETWISE, WEATHERWISE. Make sure that you visit the gallery before 30 June 2009 to see her painting that celebrate the resilience and stoicism of the people of Teesside and the North Sea coast as they get on with their lives.
This includes tinkering with boats; cycling against the wind; walking their dogs; carrying home their shopping; surrounded and engulfed by gigantic seas, menacing skies, tearing winds and the vast clanking machinery of local industry. Some exploit their surroundings for pure pleasure: skateboarding under the A66 flyover; surfing or simply dodging the waves of the North Sea; or pony-hacking along a windswept beach while vast ships pass by on the horizon.
Margaret Shields was born in Middlesbrough and resident for many years in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, which is just along the coast from Staithes.
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Scampston Walled Garden – Brigitte Daniel - BOTANICAL PAINTINGS.
23 June - 6 September 2009
Surrounded by beautiful beech woodlands and rolling countryside of rural Buckinghamshire, Brigitte’s childhood was idyllic and spent ‘discovering things’. This relationship with nature had to change as illness began to rob Brigitte of her health. Drawing and painting became a life-line and provided a way of coping with what was happening to her. Eventually a diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome was made but has left Brigitte fragile and physically damaged. With support from her husband she has been able to join and exhibit with the Society of Botanical Artists and the Royal Horticultural Society.
Her work has been used to illustrate step-by-step projects in the Art of Botanical Painting and in The Botanical Palette. She has been featured in the Artists and Illustrators magazine and her work has also been used for greetings cards. She has been a tutor on the SBA’s popular distance learning course since it started. Her awards from the SBA include Certificates of Botanical Merit in 1997, 2006 and 2008, the Joyce Cuming Presentation Award 2007 and The People’s Choice 2007.She has also won six gold medals from the RHS..
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Saltbox Gallery, Helmsley - Great Northern Landscapes.
21 June – 31 September 2009.
Artist Kane Cunningham has helped bring together a superb collection of work in a celebration of northern landscape at the Saltbox Gallery. Kane has taken JWM Turner as his inpirational starting point for selecting artists that have produced work in response to the northern landscape.
Sally Greaves – Lord, Julia Burns, Richard Barnes, John Creighton, Peter Hicks, Steve Whitehead, Janet Moodie.
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York Art Gallery, York – St Ives
Until 27 September, 2009
Featuring works of art from the Arts Council Collection and York Art Gallery, this exhibition looks at some of the artists working in and around St Ives, Cornwall, from the 1930's until the 1960's. During this period, it was seen as a centre for the avant garde - innovative new art and art forms - in Britain.
It will include work by Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Alfred Wallis and Patrick Heron.
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Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk – John Thornton – Mixed Media.
Until 27 June.
John Thornton is a self-taught artist who has been painting full time since 2004 and is strongly influenced by the sea, its constantly changing mood and colours. Working from photos and sketches taken from the Yorkshire, Devon and Cornwall coasts.
John paints in mixed media and collage, sand and materials collected whilst beachcombing. He has recently diversified to include painting of landscapes woodlands and streams.
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Crescent Arts, Scarborough - John Creighton - New Paintings
Until 28th June 2009
John Creighton is an accomplished abstract painter based in Ryedale whose work may be familiar to some of you. This exhibition focuses on recent paintings and drawings, retaining landscape references and incorporating figuration of a more ambiguous nature.
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