Another fantastic selected mixed show from Silson Contemporary.
Featuring both emerging and established Yorkshire connected artists, the selected eclectic work ranges from Emma Spence's serene figurative ceramics to the beautifully rendered semi - abstract watercolours by local artist, William Watson - West. We are also delighted to introduce the work of London based American painter, Angeline Tournier. Her colourful abstract work is informed by the wide open spaces of her native Colorado and first home in the UK, Yorkshire. Her use of hot pink is fabulous, and a lovely edition as we move into (hopefully) warmer months!
More details about each artist and examples of their work can be seen below. Please click on the image to enlarge.
We hope you will be able to join us over the coming months.
Currently a limited pallet of colours coming from a range of clays, under glazes and oxides creates a sense of coherence across the work.
Inspiration comes from looking at the landscape and seascape around where I live and find I am influenced by the man made and natural marks in the environment on both a large and small scale'.
Katie works from her studio in Scarborough and exhibits regularly throughout the UK.
Sally Marie Gardner
I'm influenced and energised by the surrounding wilderness and quality of light, which often become the basis for my expressive creations. Each piece is a direct response to nature and my experiences in it. Whether it be the abundance of flora and fauna, the local wildlife or views over the rugged landscape, all are expressed through the gestural application of paint, creation of layers and texture within my work. Each piece hopes to evoke an emotion from the viewer, create a mood or trigger a memory as well as capture a sense of place.
Based in the Yorkshire Dales, Sally was delighted to be selected for the 2017/18 prestigious New Light Prize, showing in The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Huddersfield Art Gallery, Bankside Gallery, London, and Tullie House Museum and Gallery, Carlisle .
My landscapes are a response to feelings and experiences of places I know well and feel connected to –the Yorkshire east coast, the Peak district and the north coast of Wales. This work is intuitive and I work from memories and imagination.
With my still life I work directly from much loved objects, however in both subjects my concern and interest is in mark making, the expressiveness of exploring and creating a visual language. Building layers, brush marks, gestural marks, drips, splashes, scratches, thin washes through to the juicy thickness of impasto, the wonder and joy of colour. I like also to keep up my practise of drawing using my sketchbook regularly.'
Gill works from her studio in Sheffield. Her work has been selected for numerous exhibitions in 2016/2018 including the RBSA Prize, Ferens Open, Midlands Open, Tarpey Gallery and the Derbyshire Open, Buxton.
Based in Sheffield, Peter has worked as an artist for over 30 years. His exhibitions have included solo shows at The Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield, MAC, Birmingham and Lakeside Arts Centre in Nottingham. He has exhibited work in Royal Academy Summer Exhibitions.
Anthony works from his studio in Hull, and exhibits regularly
'Embracing traditional oil painting techniques, I aim to create work that represent my surroundings in more than just a visual expression, my paintings often try to recreate an essence, taking inspiration from the Yorkshire landscape.
Brush marks, texture and depth all play a part in composing paintings which are often small. This scale helps me to create an intimacy between painting and subject whilst enabling me to rapidly capture a scene in the moment.'
Although only in his second year at Leeds College of Art, this is the second time that Josh has exhibited with us, such is our love of, and belief in, his work. Like Sally Marie Gardner, Josh was delighted to be selected for the prestigious New Light Prize in 2017/18.
'My work is smoke fired figurative, sculptural ceramics which are built by hand using slab built, pinching and coiling techniques. I use resist techniques to make the beautiful, subtle, smoked lines and marks on the surface of my work and to enhance the form.
My ceramics are smoke fired in a chamber outside, overnight, and then carefully cleaned up revealing the surface. The process involves many hours of dedication however I feel the result is worth it.
Ideas for the work have been developed over thirty years from my interest in life drawing, observing people in everyday situations, figurative movement, fashion and humour.
The most recent group of work includes dramatic, ceramics shapes as an exciting base for the figurative ideas I have developed.
Ceramic artists that have influenced my work include Mo Jupp, Kristy Keeney, Claire Curneen and Jane Perryman, sculptors and painters include Matisse, Barbara Hepworth, Picasso and Jean Arp.'
Emma works from her studio in Leicestershire and exhibits widely in national Ceramic Fairs, including, in 2018, Earth and Fire.
I aim to capture the feeling of being immersed outdoors: the catch in my stomach when I crest a hill, the thrill of seeing the sea unfold.
My inspiration is a sense of space and colour, having lived in and experienced vast landscapes in Colorado, Yorkshire and Sussex.
I am delighted to be exhibiting with Silson Contemporary – Yorkshire was the first place I lived, when I moved to the UK'.
Angeline works from her studio in north London. During 2017, she exhibited with the Atrium Gallery (Cornwall) and The Art Agency (Esher). Her work was included in a National Institute for the Blind charity auction.
William Watson - West
William works from his studio near Harrogate. He has exhibited at various galleries across North Yorkshire including 108 Fine Art, Harrogate, Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, The Mercer Gallery, Harrogate in the Harrogate Open Exhibition and he has a semi-permanent selection of work exhibited at Chantry House Gallery, Ripley.
In 2015 his painting, ‘Foxgloves’, was shortlisted for the New Light Prize and he has also previously been selected for the Great North Art Show, Art for Youth North and North Yorkshire Open Studios.