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Art for Sustainability

Art for Sustainability

Inspirational artworks created from natural materials foraged from within the National Park. The displayed works are by Fine Art degree students at the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus.

Gill Elliott

Gill combines a passion for art with a lifelong interest in science. Her work is based on observing and recording the essence of found objects, often choosing things that would otherwise be overlooked, in nature or elsewhere. She responds intuitively to objects in her collection, always questioning what it is that she sees. Using a range of different mediums, including paint, print and photography, she encourages the viewer to take time to look.

Joy Green

Joy Green is a Fine Art landscape artist based in Scarborough, and has worked in the creative arts for over 25 years. Her love of walking and exploring the moors and coast underpins her art. She feels privileged to work closely with nature and have access to such stunning scenery.

Karen Haydon

Mixed-media artist Karen Haydon has experimented with many types of materials over the years, from naturally found plants to textiles and metals. Underpinned by a desire to connect with nature, her work is based on personal observations, photographs and memories, which are interpreted in a series of paintings, prints and sculptural representations.

Maggie Morton

Maggie is a mixed-media artist and print-maker based in Stainsacre, Whitby. She is inspired by the stunning scenery of the North York Moors, with its incredible sense of drama, mystery and power. 

Trish Shaw

Trish Shaw lives in a village just outside Scarborough, where she enjoys exploring different types of print work as well as combining print with textiles and ceramics. Inspired by the idea of sustainable art, Trish collects leaves, flowers and other natural resources on her coastal walks.