Tales From the River Bank, an original painting
of collage and inks by Mark Hearld. image size 65 x 48 cm.
Price to be announced on
Sat 20th October at 10am and sold to first customer to pay £100
deposit by cash or cheque (in person) to St Leonard's Hospice. If
unsold at the exhibition opening, then a sale by telephone or email
will be accepted.
Mark Hearld has created this beautiful artwork
specially for this exhibition and requested that all proceeds from the
sale (apart from the cost of the frame) go to St. Leonard's Hospice.
Born in York and educated in
illustration at Glasgow School of Art and graduating with a
Masters degree from the Royal College of Art in 1999,
Mark Hearld has enjoyed success with illustrations in the children's
book 'My First Book of Nature', and design for the film set of 'Nanny
McPhee'. His work has also been commissioned for a design project by
Tate Britain and commissioned for a successful range of textiles
by St. Judes of Norfolk.
On 15th October 'Mark Hearld's
Workbook' will be published by Merrell's with text by Simon Martin. It
is hoped that copies of thios book will be available at Pyramid
Gallery on the 20th October.
'The artist Mark Hearld finds his
inspiration in the flora and fauna of the British countryside: a
blue-eyed jay perched on an oak branch; two hares enjoying the spoils
of an allotment; a mute swan standing at the frozen water’s edge; and
a sleek red fox prowling the fields. Hearld admires such
twentieth-century artists as Edward Bawden, John Piper, Eric Ravilious
and Enid Marx, and, like them, he chooses to work in a range of media
– paint, print, collage, textiles and ceramics. Workbook is
the first collection of Hearld’s beguiling art. The works are grouped
into nature-related themes introduced by Hearld, who narrates the
story behind some of his creations and discusses his influences. He
explains his particular love of collage, which he favours for its
graphic quality and potential for strong composition. Art historian
Simon Martin contributes an essay on Hearld’s place in the English
popular-art tradition, and also meets Hearld in his museum-like home
to explore the artist’s passion for collecting objects, his working
methods and his startling ability to view the wonders of the natural
world as if through a child’s eyes.
• The first book devoted to the St Jude’s artist Mark Hearld and
his enchanting, bold visions of the landscapes, plants and animals of
the British countryside
• Presents some 200 of Hearld’s popular prints, collages, sketches and
textile and ceramic designs
• An exquisite, eclectic scrapbook that will delight all lovers of
natural history, and fans of printmaking and English folk art'
Above text and photograph courtesy of Merrell
I graduated from The University of
Derby with a Ba Hons in Illustration in 2005. Since then i have
completed 3 previous group exhibitions, two of which i have helped
curate, and one stand alone project.
My other artistic persuits have involved various
private commisions and I have been a volunteer with the Museums Trust
since graduating which has enabled me to gain a personal and enjoyable
experience working with gallery collections and helping run communtiy
art work shops.
My inspiration is to combine realistic, everyday
imagery with an edge of surrealism provoked by use of vivid colours
and collage materials. I love using inks, acrylics and any kind of
interestingly patterned papers i can find.
With this exhibition theme of 'Tales from the
riverbank' I am endeavouring to focus on landscapes and the rich
variation of wildlife and foliage you would find on a visit to a
Roddie Harris, York
based musician and artist will be creating an outrageously large
fragmented stained glass design on paper called ' River Hanging' that will hang outside the front of the shop at the
opening of the exhibition.
After the opening, at
about 2.30pm, the painting will be cut into squares and each
piece signed on the back by the artist before distributing the
fragments to the public, in return for a small donation to the
charity, St. Leonard's Hospice.
We do not have an image
of this yet, because the work has not been completed. However, we do
know that it will be a semi abstract representation of a
Born in Huddersfield, in 1956, the son of a simple Yorkshire sales
executive, Rory now resides in York, having lived variously in South-West
France, Mid-Wales and Devon. He has at various times been a Spirograph and
Stickleman stock-controller for Denys Fisher Toys, a painter and decorator,
forester, oil-rigger, English teacher, balloon modeller, stand-up comic,
singer-songwriter, radio broadcaster and poet, and sometimes performs with
his backing band, The Travelling Libraries.
Angelically tutored, Rory has painted
continuously since childhood, and therefore still sees the whole process as
play, or ‘re-creation’ in its truest sense. He first exhibited in 1979
at the spring exhibition at the Ferens Gallery in Hull. Since then he has
shown paintings in South West France, Mid-Wales, Devon and Yorkshire and had
his first solo exhibition in 2004, at the Lucius gallery in York. In
November 2007, Rory combined his appearance at the Aldeburgh poetry festival
with a successful exhibition at the Peter Pears gallery.
Rory works mainly in oil pastels, producing interiors, landscapes and
text-pieces. He says he owes everything to his Mum, and forty quid to his
After graduating with a BA in Art from York St John, specialising in
ceramics and sculpture, I began producing figurative and landscape
paintings and exhibiting them around the country.
I often take inspiration for my work from vintage design. The starting
point for these paintings came from the railway travel advertisements
of the 1920' and 1930's which were all around me when I was growing up
near the Worth Valley Railway. The posters always appealed to me
because of the way the images were built up from areas of flat, solid
colour. The unnatural, exaggerated colours in the posters seemed to
vividly describe the character of the landscape at certain times of
the year and at certain times of day.
Living on the moors overlooking Wuthering Heights I was constantly
aware of the way the mood of the landscape could change so
dramatically depending on the weather and the season. In these
paintings I aimed to use the unrealistic colour pallet of the 1920's
travel posters to describe the changeable mood of the landscapes I
knew growing up.
Nika Shirocorad is a composer, concert pianist and artist who was born
in Russia and educated in England. She lives in York but spends much
of her time in London, Paris and Sweden.
Her art is varied and includes pastel paintings of landscape,
buildings and flowers, but also batik works on silk. Scarves that are
sold in haute couture fashion outlets in Paris and Harrods include
whimsical cats and designs that are inspired by two of her favourite
artists Kandinski and Chagall.
This exhibition will include several silk scarves ranging in
price from £120 to £250
I studied graphic arts at Liverpool John Moores
university and devoted my third year to children's book illustration
have been illustrating now for 10 years, working in a freelance
capacity for various publishing houses, my usual medium is
watercolour and inks but for this exhibition I have taken the
opportunity to create new work using pen and wash. The pieces I have
created are autobiographical, I have taken my own memories of the
river Foss near to my house and the various events and day to day
happenings to make my own 'tales from the riverbank'. I tend towards
drawing from memory, and rarely take photographs to work from,
instead I like to rely on the images in my minds eye to create
something individual and personal to myself.
am an oil-painter with a particular interest in figure and
en plein-air painting. Whenever possible I like to paint in the
open air, directly in front of the subject. This, I think, gives my
work a vibrancy and vitality sadly lacking in much of studio painting.
In fact, I disapprove of studios. Some one once said that a brush
stroke in the field is worth twenty in the studio, and my own
experience makes me heartily agree with this.
When I started painting I think the thing that first
attracted me was Ruskin's exhortation that all men, as part of their
morning salutations, should go out and paint a picture of the sky.
This sounded like a very nice thing to do, so I decided to give it a
go, and I've not really stopped painting since.
My subject matter is the ordinary, the domestic and the
common place. I do not seek out the spectacular, the shocking or the
disturbing. I'm drawn to the beautiful but do not seek it out. If my
paintings have any purpose, apart from my own pleasure in painting
them, it is to show the extraordinary in the ordinary. I do not
consider myself part of the artistic establishment, which I find
backward looking and conservative, but prefer to go my own way and
ignore present fads and fashions.
My paintings are popular and can be found in galleries
through out the UK and the US. They seem particularly popular in the
US for some reason.
When I'm not painting, I'm a professor of mathematics.
I have an international reputation for my work in relativity, black
holes, and cosmology. I'm author of quite well known book on general
Enid Lawson Gallery, The Bankside Gallery, The Gallery on Cork Street,
Mall Gallery, New Grafton Gallery,
Webbs Gallery, Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery.
'Thomason Foss in Flood' mixed media &
watercolour on paper
'Byland Abbey' mixed media & watercolour on paper
10 x 10 inches
'Gateway to Kirkham Priory, Spring' mixed media &
watercolour on paper 10 x 10 inches
Winter Skies, Filey. 6.5ins x 9.5ins
Squall in Robin Hoods Bay. 4.5ins x 15ins
Colour Beginnings Bridge of Sighs after Turner 8ins x 10ins
High Tide at The Brigg 5.5ins x 10ins
South to Bridlington 4.5 ins x 15ins
David Baumforth is an internationally respected painter. His
paintings are for enjoyment. He paints the things and places he
loves - the North Yorkshire coast, it's hinterland, and Andalucia -
always striving to paint the truth. He believes that work must have
intellect and be carried out with as much skill as possible, but in
the end it is the viewer that must judge. He was born in York, and
is self-taught. His work has been shown in many exhibitions and
galleries in the UK and Europe.
"Anyone who has an eye for art, the deep passionate colour of
Turner, the pure loving observations of Constable must rejoice that
our century has David Baumforth. This work is ‘The real thing’, wet
with sea spray we can feel, fresh with gust of wind, always
mysterious, always beautiful: art to be cherished”. - Sister Wendy
Beckett, Art Historian and Broadcaster
"Baumforth makes no claims for his work. Like many honest artists of
skill and belief he just gets down to it and paints the places he
loves to the best of his ability knowing that, in the end, the work
must speak for itself. Uncomplicated and deeply moving"
David Lee, Editor of the Jackdaw, Art Critic and Broadcaster
The Force of Nature, Robin Hoods Bay from Stoupe
Brow. 18ins x 42ins Mixed Media on Paper by David Baumforth
Alison Varley uses a traditional 'forging'
techniques to make individual and unique works of art in silver and
gold. We like these at Pyramid Gallery because there is no way to
reproduce these except at the hands of a time served artisan. The
process is physically demanding and requires artistic talent as well
as knowledge about the materials used.