Winter/Spring Show, 2021
5th February - 15th May, 2021 (gallery visits open from 12th April)
Another fabulous show in the midst of Covid! But the show must go on and that is exactly what is happening.
Initially online only until 11th April, all work from participating artists can be viewed below and across the website. From 12th April we are delighted to be able to welcome people to view the artworks in the gallery, by appointment.
If you would like more images of a particular piece, would like to purchase or, if local, try out a piece in your own home, please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org or
We hope to see you from 12th April
Kate is an emerging contemporary abstract artist. She studied for a degree in Ceramics in Bath and went on to enjoy a successful career in the art and design world, founding her own design company in 2008. In 2016, Kate enrolled at Central St Martins, reigniting her passion for painting.
Inspired by meaningful responses Kate’s work aims to challenge perceptions. She plays with the fine line that can be drawn between ‘abstraction’ and ‘representation’.
The act of painting takes me on an emotional roller coaster and is totally compelling. It’s a method of channeling thinking and sensibilities that result in a voice I otherwise wouldn’t have. Intriguing ‘abstract art’ is my main area of focus. My influences stem from a fascination by the process of creating abstract art and an obsession for enigmatic beauty. At the outset I often turn to acrylics as my favoured medium. Impatience results in a need to work quickly. Oils, pastels and charcoal are later introduced. I don’t restrain from using one or four mediums. They offer unique qualities and provide a never ending journey of discovery.
Kate works from her studio in London and has successfully exhibited in the south of England since 2019. We are delighted to be showing her work in the north for the first time
Born in Harrogate, Joel studied Fine Art at Leeds College of Art and Design and completed his Bachelors Degree at Northumbria University in Newcastle. Upon graduating he was invited to undertake their drawing and research fellowship programme.
Having spent a number of years assisting several high profile artists both in the UK and internationally, Joel continued to develop his unique drawing practice. He creates highly detailed figurative graphite drawings that are often realised only on a few square inches of paper. They are subtle in their delivery and hint towards the use of symbolic, surrealist and absurdist combinations.
I invite the viewer to study closely and observe a world where things are perhaps not quite what they first appear. The drawing’s narratives often reflect a mysterious, atmospheric and intrinsically unusual mise-en-scene. There is a play with interpretation, perception and how visual order is read
He has exhibited in both group and solo shows throughout the UK as well as receiving the British Airways Travel Award and Mike Holland Memorial Drawing Prize.