WHITBY artist Kate Smith will be on hand at this evening's launch of exhibition at Village Gallery, Colliergate, York, from 5pm to 8pm. Refreshments will be served.

Kate, an Art& Raw Talent finalist in 2018, works mainly in oils applied with a palette knife. "Her exaggerated use of colour and thick layers of paint help to build-up light and texture in her work," says gallery owner Simon Main.

"This technique has become a fundamental aspect of her style, along with a love of craftsman-built traditional fishing boats that are the subjects of much of her present work."

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Off Its Trolley, by Kate Smith, at Village Gallery, York

Village Gallery also has work for sale by other Yorkshire and North East artists, including jewellery, ceramics, wood turning, 2D art, batik and glass work. Kate's show will run until March 2; the gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday and at other times by arrangement on 01904 411444.

Tickets for this evening's preview can be acquired from Simon at the gallery or by phoning him.