We exhibit a variety of work by local artists changing throughout the year, giving those who enjoy art an opportunity to purchase both prints and original work.
Currently running until 25 October 2023
Collage - In a series of collages, based upon sketches drafted at Heber’s Ghyll, a dense mixed woodland at the western edge of Ilkley - Robin uses acrylic paint, water soluble crayon, Poska pens, oil and chalk pastels, Inktense and anything else that comes to hand, sketching quickly on site, attempting to capture the form, colour and energy of the woodland. The sketches are torn up and collaged in her home studio where she might add additional marks to complete the composition. The marks that form the collages are drawn directly from the landscape but are reordered, resulting in a lively & interesting, abstracted visual representation of landscape spaces.
Paintings - Also included are a few acrylic paintings. Some were painted from a photo montage of a particular view of Heber’s Ghyll, others from photographs of views in Hetton and Horton-in-Ribbledale. These paintings attempt to capture an impression of the light, shape and colour of the landscape. The variety of styles are an expression of the evolving voice of an artist who is seeking to show rather than tell.
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