THE Yorkshire Art Trail will paint a picture of life in the Broad Acres at Helmsley’s Summer Celebration on Saturday (August 2).
Nine artists, including painters and sculptors, will set up residence across the town that day to demonstrate their work and talk to visitors. Budding artists can pick up top tips and art lovers will see a broad range of artwork being created before them.
The artists' work is at present on display at Helmsley Galleries at the Black Swan and the Feversham Arms; Look Gallery; Saltbox Gallery and Gallery Beyond in Nunnington.
Taking part in the art trail will be David Howell; Caroline Riley; Jennifer Tetlow; John Harrison; Judy Lancaster; Lesley Seeger; Liz Churton; Jonathan Pomroy and Carol Steritt.
David Howell paints in watercolour, pastels and oils and primarily covers landscape and marine subjects. Although he has travelled widely, he enjoys the challenge of painting the rugged North Yorkshire landscape, along with equestrian pictures. Caroline Riley draws inspiration from the Yorkshire landscape, animals and bits and pieces collected on walks, but also from travels in Scotland and Northumberland; "anywhere with a dramatic coastline and stunning trees," she says.
Jennifer Tetlow sculpts in stone, working by direct carving to create sculpture with simple, clean lines and smooth surfaces. Her elegant, nature-inspired pieces have a contemporary, yet timeless feel. Yorkshire John Harrison has favoured pen and ink since childhood and for the past few years he has worked almost exclusively in a line and wash style. His home county is the inspiration for much of his work, drawn with a different perspective on familiar places.
Judy Lancaster studied and worked with drawing, printing methods, typography, weaving, pottery, ceramics, sculpture and photography, but since retiring she has embraced the art of watercolour, displaying a distinctive eye for colour and an astute one for detail. Lesley Seeger produces contemporary paintings full of colour, vitality and beauty., working in an expressionist style in her semi-abstract interpretations of flowers and landscapes. Liz Churton creates landscapes in oil and watercolours designed to "inspire viewers to feel the experience, almost hearing the birds and smelling the flowers".
Ampleforth wildlife and landscape artist Jonathan Pomroy travels the country to sketch unusual and eye-catching birds. Carol Steritt has been a wire-worker for 12 years, turning a hobby into a full-time career in Old Malton, where she specialises in making domestic and wild animal sculptures out of chicken wire.
* At Saltbox Gallery, from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, Lesley Seeger will set up her easel and canvas in the courtyard garden, where she will create a painting inspired by the view. Profits from the painting's sale will go to a charity nominated by the buyer.