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.

 Christmas Exhibition 

29th November - 29th January 2022


Cath Flint 

Poured Acrylic

About

As a Yorkshire lass I find the local natural beauty inspires me to create my abstract fluid art. I enjoy the chaos and calm of this style which allows the viewer to interpret each piece in their own way. With this medium, it is impossible to replicate a painting, each one is utterly unique which makes it extra special to me.


David Walshaw 

Oil Artist

About

David had a successful career as an architect which enabled him to use his talent for watercolour and mixed media, on retiring he pursued this passion becoming a full time artist.  However, it is only since 2018 that David has taken up oil painting, and by his own admission is ‘hooked’ on the medium, enjoying the freedom and immediacy which it brings. Inspiration and subject matter is drawn from travels home and abroad, and from environments architectural, mountainous or marine.


Catherine Bartle 

Watercolour Artist

About

Catherine works mainly in watercolour and coloured pencil painting animals and landscapes in and around Yorkshire and Cumbria.  She is also hugely popular for painting commissions.


Gillian Gilroy 

Prints / Drawings

About

I embrace the simplicity of line drawing and its ability to engage the viewer with its uninterrupted free flowing and multi layered contours. I have recently become interested in mono printing which works really well with a simple line drawing, with each piece having its origin in that first contact between pen and ink/paper – that contact isn’t lost until the drawing is complete. As a consequence, each piece is unique.


Deborah Dyer 

Pastel Artist

About

Deborah started painting in watercolour nearly 30 years ago and was elected a Member of the British Watercolour Society in 2003.  Her love of painting buildings at this time lead to 3 large commissions from the Halifax building society.  However, since retiring Deborah has concentrated on working in soft pastel, the vibrancy is ideal for capturing her love of colour and texture.  A keen walker she also uses this time to find views to recreate.


Richard Gawthorpe 

Watercolour Artist

About

Richard has exhibited at both the British Watercolour Society and British Society of Painters for over 25 years becoming Chairman of the Selection Committee for both. He won the Old Masters award at the British Watercolour Society and supports many UK charities through the sales of his paintings and cards, e.g. Kirkwood Hospice.  Richard also teaches watercolour painting.


Kate Readman 

Needle Felt

About

I am an artist living on the outskirts of Leeds and have been working in watercolours for quite some time, but have recently branched out and started to work with wool.  My interest in felting started after taking part in an informal felt workshop whilst staying at a hostel in Cumbria.  I love the colours and textures that can be achieved by using different types of wool.  Inspiration for my work comes from walking, often on Ilkley Moor in all weathers, and all seasons.


Matthew Duckett 

Acrylic

About

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.


Neal Witty 

Charcoal Artist

About

Contemplation carves its name in every piece of work I draw. Looking deeply into the intimate structures that entwine themselves throughout nature. Questioning our perception of the familiar landscapes that we deem beautiful, twisting and scrutinising the fleeting into an in-depth study of light, structure and shade using the medium of charcoal to sketch out tree trunks, twigs, branches, roots, bark and so much more. I often see the juxtaposition of manmade and nature as a starting point for my curiosity to delve. Charcoal is immediate and challenges me to depict and describe in strokes and shading to hold down onto the paper a moment in time using simple pencil strokes.


Brian Hindmarch 

Etching

About

Brian works both in education and as a printmaker.  Working primarily with etching and drypoint, he takes his inspiration from the landscape throughout the British Isles.  Over the past couple of years Brian has more recently been working in and around the Weston and Asquith areas. Often working in situ he draws directly onto the metal plates, which he will then use to print from. 


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
Email: Ilkley@theartshops.co.uk




COMING SOON - 31st January - 12th March 2022

Fran Elliott

Watercolour Artist and more

About

Silsden-based artist, Fran Elliott, paints predominantly landscape and nature scenes in watercolour, acrylic and pastel. She is also a surface pattern designer, creating a range of print-ready patterns.

Born in Scotland, Fran’s family relocated to Cheshire when she was in her teens. She studied Art History at the University of Warwick and Paper Conservation at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts in North London, before beginning her career as the Egyptian Papyrus Conservation Officer at the British Museum.Finding the work limited in terms of creativity, Fran moved into publicity and publishing and remained London-based for the next fifteen years.In 1999 she moved to Yorkshire with her husband and daughter, settling in Swartha above Silsden.

A full-time Civil Servant, Fran has also pursued art at a professional level in her free time. In 2013 she took part in the Ilkley Art Trail and she has since exhibited at the Gallery at The Art Shop, Ilkley and at The Plantation, Addingham. Selected work is now on display in the ‘Many Hands’ studio and available to buy at the ‘Many Hands’ shop, Silsden,  and at the Tamara Lawson Gallery, Ilkley.

   

www.franelliott.com


  
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
Email: Ilkley@theartshops.co.uk