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Friday 16 October to Wednesday 11 November

Carol Tyler trained as a mature student during the 1980s, gaining a BA (Hons) from Wolverhampton in 1986 and an MA from Birmingham four years later. She has been working and exhibiting as an artist ever since.

In 1995, Carol experienced a life-changing artist residency in Grizedale Forest. For two months she lived in a caravan and worked in an enormous studio in the forest, which set the pattern for a nomadic period spent mainly on the Yorkshire coast around Whitby.

Carol has subsequently exhibited at various locations and art shows, including Hebden Bridge Tourist Information Centre (2000), Manchester Art Show (2005), Artspace at Barn Galleries, Henley-on-Thames (2004 and 2010) and Ripon Cathedral (2010 and 2013). She has also shown work in numerous commercial galleries in London, the Midlands and North Yorkshire.

Since 2009, Carol has been artist-in-residence for the annual North York Moors Chamber Music Festival. The concerts take place in a variety of churches in and around the Moors, and Carol’s work adorns the brochure and publicity material for the event.

Carol says:

I have always worked from direct experience of my subject matter – I get engaged in a total involvement in whatever grabs my imagination.

I am drawn to the patina, traces and remains of things, and am fascinated by how age reveals history. So I layer, distress and repaint my images until I have dug out what I am looking for. I use collage, stencils and tracings to enhance this process. I want my work to look old – like a found object – and each piece is finished when I recognise it for the first time.

North York Moors Chamber Music Festival at the gallery

Two special exhibition concerts at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby, will mark the unveiling of a new work of art by Carol Tyler, commissioned for the 2016 festival, which will arrive in the gallery on Sunday 8 November.

The concerts, on Friday 6 November at 7pm and Sunday 8 November at 3.30pm, will feature Priya Mitchell (violin), Meghan Cassidy (viola) and Jamie Walton (cello), performing a programme of music by Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Dohnányi (Friday) and Mozart (Sunday).

Tickets for the two concerts on 6 and 8 November are £15.00, and must be booked in advance by calling 01439 772737.

A new CD released on the festival’s brand new label, Ayriel Classical, will be available to buy at the gallery on 8 November.

There is also a ‘meet the artist’ event on Saturday 17 October from noon to 3pm, with music from A Garland of Flutes at noon, 1pm and 2pm.