Some of Yorkshire’s talented artists gathered at Northern Monk on Saturday 7 December, to help celebrate the launch of Yorkshire Art Magazine’s first printed edition.
It was the perfect opportunity to combine the launch with an exhibition of the work of ten of the artists who have joined Yorkshire Art, a platform for the artistic community in the county.
The exhibition is also at Northern Monk, but there’s not much time left to visit and admire: it is open on Tuesday 10 December at 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. The artwork on display is for sale, although I hear there are plans to offer limited edition prints at future exhibitions.
Tim Miller, who founded this artistic platform, told us:
I founded Yorkshire Art to provide a platform for everything that is art in Yorkshire – for artists, exhibition spaces, jobs, studios and of course the art itself. Yorkshire Art is an artistic community which ensures a ready welcome for artists, not only to showcase their work but also to engage with those of like mind but also to explore potential for perhaps changing their workspace, finding other job opportunities and exploring commissions, as well as the interesting prospect of seeing what other artists are doing in the county. All are welcome – from painters to printmakers, sculptors, photographers and videographers.
I’m very pleased indeed to be able to exhibit the work of 10 of our artist members, alongside the launch of the Yorkshire Art quarterly magazine, and am looking forward to working on the next exhibition and the second edition of the magazine for the Spring of 2020.
The ten artists who are exhibiting their work at The Old Flax Mill, The Northern Monk, are:
Nick creates paintings on glass and paper, which produce 2D and 3D effects, observing the interaction amongst landscape, people and birds. https://staging.yorkshire.art/directory/artist/nick-claiden/
Tim’s colourful and abstract style is influenced by cityscapes and landscapes. He uses acrylic on canvas to produce artwork in a wide range of sizes.
Jo is a painter and animator whose films have features at film festivals worldwide. Jo regularly exhibits paintings.
A regular exhibitor, Catherine is a painter whose commissions include school murals, book covers, corporate marketing and radio logos.
Dex is an abstract expressionist, working in paint, digital and sound. He is also a photographer.
Patrick is a printmaker who acquired skills in etching and lithography, then mezzotints, solar etchings, collagraphs, woodcuts and lin-cuts. His interests lie predominantly in architecture, people and landscapes.
Lorraine’s talents are in drawing as well as painting (including silk and batik) and sculpting.
A fine artist whose work represents the relationship she has with the natural world, and the emotions it inspires.
Once a studio artist for a silkscreen print company, Peter paints in oils, depicting his local area as well as coastal scenes.
Heather has a passion for portraiture, together with landscapes and paintings inspired by the coast of the North of England and Scotland.
Sarah Thornton commented:
I’m very excited about being involved with Yorkshire Art. I think there’s a resurgence in interest in print and the magazine is a perfect platform for people interested in art to learn more about individual artists and their techniques. Although my work doesn’t necessarily quote directly from specific Yorkshire scenes, I truly believe that growing up in Leeds and visiting the great sights of this county, with our proximity to splendid and breathtaking views such as those from the Cow and Calf in Ilkley, or hiking up near Grassington, that somehow, nature runs through our veins. As creatives, we absorb our environment. There’s a rich seam of diverse talent, and that comes through the Yorkshire Art platform, which provides a great space for those who love to see art to get an idea of what they might like to see in their homes.
Copies of the magazine can be obtained at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feature photograph by Mark Wheelwright.
The Leeds Living Team wishes Yorkshire Art and its community of artists every success.
Mags is the Content Editor at Leeds Living, who scours articles and makes sure they’re perfect before they’re published. She also reviews theatre.