Welcome to The Gallery
The Gallery at The Art Shop displays a number of different works of art by local artists. Throughout the year we have a variety of artists who exhibit their original art work as well as producing prints available to purchase.
Work available to purchase varies from abstract to scenic Yorkshire landscapes and many more.
CURRENT EXHIBITION - until 4th September
Watercolour Landscape Artist
Laura Dawes is a freelance artist living in Ilkley. Her specialism is 3D video game art, but in recent years she's also been working with traditional media and developing her interest in landscape painting. She's exhibited original paintings, prints, cards and other artwork at various events around Ilkley such as the Ilkley Art Trail and in the Solar Gallery inside Ilkley Manor House. She has also demonstrated her painting techniques for several nearby art groups.
For this exhibition she has curated the watercolours she's painted over the last few years of locations in and around Ilkley. Some of them were painted on location, and others from photographs of delightful views spotted when out walking her dog. More of Laura's work can be found on Instagram @lauradawesart.
Helen is a painter primarily concerned with process and materiality. Like many others, during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021, she walked daily for physical and mental wellbeing. When her paint supplies dwindled due to supply issues, her solution was to water them down to make them go further, resulting in a creative breakthrough in her practice.
For her current work, Helen prepares multiple batches of hand-mixed liquid paint, which she pours directly onto the canvas. Using colours which reference the changing skies and landscapes of her immediate environment, the poured paint collides and mingles, arranging itself into semi-abstract images with no further human intervention.
Helen’s work is held in national public collections, and private collections worldwide, including her 2017 ‘Halved Avocado’ painting which is owned by the Duchess of Cornwall.
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