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 - 25th April - 4th June
Matthew Duckett was born in Leeds in 1966 and lived in Ilkley on and off from 1976 to 2000. He studied at Bradford College and then at Central St Martins in London. He currently lives in Baildon. The majority of my work is an abstracted recollection of intimately known local landscapes, but these images differ. They are rooted more firmly in a tangible reality, but are more distant in that they are based on photographs, photographs of distant places, long ago. Any clues to their context have been removed. I make no claim to ‘ownership’, and apologise to anyone who might recognise a connection to a time, a place, or an event.
Alex Jacob is a fine artist and printmaker. After finishing my fine art degree, I went to live in Rome. Upon my return to the UK, I spent time moving around Yorkshire and finally settled in the beautiful town of Ilkley. Here I spent many years working and raising a family, whilst engaged on private commissions the largest of which to date is a tryptic for the Toshiba collection. Currently I am exploring various subjects. The quiet refinement of the classical, delicately painted bird, then the essence of their physical power and movement. In my landscapes, I am focusing on the changing seasons and varied weathers. Then moving deeper into the landscape, I have been working on the rhythms and textures one finds as you get closer to the earth. In short, I am exploring the world around me and endeavouring to express what I see. I use a wide variety of materials to communicate my physical and emotional response to the world. I delight in exploring the build-up of paint, tactility of collage, freedom of pen and ink and the careful and controlled process of screen printing to capture the essence of what I want to convey
If you have any questions you can send us an email or give us a call and we shall be there to assist you.
Telephone: 01943 609031
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