Saturday 10 February to Monday 16 April
The Dark Skies Exhibition is a collection of outstanding works inspired by the dramatic skies of the North York Moors featuring the following artists:
Len Tabner, Joe Cornish, Peter Hicks, Bev Hicks , Ian MacDonald, Kane Cunningham, Jo Barry, Kate Lycett, Rebecca Vincent, Jill Ray, Heather Burton, John Creighton, Robert Brindley, Andrew Broderick, Mike Shaw, John Freeman Emma Stothard, Patrick Smith Adrian Wright, , Peter Heaton,, David Owen and some pieces from Leeds Fine Arts and East Anglian Marine Artists and Inkly Linky.
Born in Burton-upon-Trent Robert worked in the Structural Engineering field as a Computer Aided Design Manager until 1992 when he moved to Whitby, North Yorkshire and became a full time painter.
Robert works in watercolour, oil, and pastel, inspired by the challenge of capturing light and atmosphere in a contemporary impressionistic style. He enjoys painting in various media, taking advantage of their properties and working methods, to create paintings which have a completely different feel and character.
Robert is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Marine Artists and holds the position of Archivist for the Society. He is also a member of the 'Fylingdales Group of Artists'.
Heather is a self-taught, award-winning Yorkshire-based artist specialising in palette knife work. She is constantly in awe of, and inspired by, the ever changing moods of our dramatic coastlines and countryside, and the communities that have evolved within these landscapes over the centuries. She tries to encapsulate the energy and drama of our extraordinary scenery by working almost exclusively with palette knives, applying many layers of acrylic or oils on canvas in a process which often takes on a life of its own.
Heather is a member of the East Riding Artists and the SAA.
Peter gained a BA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University and an MA from Leeds Metropolitan University. In his work he translates ideas into images via the medium of photography. The resulting images are atmospheric, melancholy, dark, poetic and thoughtful.
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