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 16th October
Watercolour / Felting Artist
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.
The last eighteen months, which have affected us all, have had the unexpected benefit of allowing more time to spend painting, felting and walking as well as trying to catch up on household projects, gardening and the ironing. Walking up on Ilkley Moor in all weathers has been a real pleasure (and has been ideal for socially distanced walks). The sense of isolation and the way the scenery changes so much in different weather conditions and seasons has inspired some of my work in the exhibition.
Tracey Krupianka who paints lively colourful paintings, decided to paint to ‘cheer people up’ during lockdown posting a daily image on social media. Her career of teaching workshops and demonstrating to art clubs had ground to a halt, leaving her free to paint daily. Inspiration was taken during her walks, sketches were made reference photos taken and this dynamic style of painting where she intermingles local scenes developed. Somewhat unexpectedly commissions flooded in, and Tracey found herself painting full time throughout lockdown. Her work features on www.painters-online.co.uk, Facebook and Instagram.
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