I am an artist painter based in Edinburgh. I studied Fine Art for six years before beginning to paint consistently in 2008. My love for painting is driven by how I see nature and the colours it produces. The joy of being in nature, is being able to feel the elements, the sense of space and scale, and the beautiful colours that become apparent the more I look. I'm interested in ways of representing the light, atmosphere and colours that give a landscape life.
Colour is a big factor in my work, in fact it often dictates why I choose a motif to paint. I love the challenge of showing the colours of a time of day, the beauty of a moment. Being a painter of Nature does naturally give you an interest in how the colours you are seeing are created.
Painting for me is a life journey. The progression is very important to me.
Without the Natural World, I wouldn't be an artist, it is my whole inspiration to paint.
Painting the Natural World has made me aware of what is needed to protect these habitats and in particular trees which play a vital role in stabilizing this planet we share.
With every sale I make a donation to the charity ‘Just One Tree’ who do fabulous work planting trees and working with communities around the World. I've exhibited in the U.K. and France, and have works in private collections in the U.K., Europe, Hong Kong, Canada and the US.
Having studied at Chelsea College of Art and then spending 10 years working as a designer, art consultant and art teacher, Alex has combined her skills and expert knowledge to pursue working full time as an artist.
Inspired by the tranquil sea and sun of her childhood home in Dubai and the dramatic, moody seas of Yorkshire, where she was born and now lives, Alex creates abstract seascapes. She works with a range of media, but predominantly watercolour, acrylic, ink and gold leaf, she then finishes her paintings with a clear resin glaze to enhance the colours and reconnect the viewer to the ocean and water through the transparent nature of the finish.
I live in Hornsea and work in my studio in the garden of my home. I have had a long rewarding career as a Painter and now as a Ceramicist also. I became a full-time Artist back in 2009 after winning a major prize in the Ferens Art Gallery Open Exhibition. Since then my painting has evolved enormously.
My most recent paintings are inspired by the simple things that I see every day, mainly whilst out walking my dog and at home. I find my eyes are drawn to interesting shapes and forms. I enjoy playing with these using bright colours, patterns and lines to distort and slightly confuse the image to indicate movement. I always paint in the present as I like to think I’m capturing memories for the future. My paintings are a snap-shot in time with a sense of playfulness.
Tipperleyhill are two artists; Abi and Roz who work together on each and every piece to create paintings on canvas.
Abi studied at Chelsea College of Art and Roz at De Montfort University. The pair met whilst working together at a textile design studio in New York and grew to discover a mutual love of colour, pattern, illustration and the arts.
On returning to England to have their families, they worked out a plan that would enable them to explore their creativity and see more of each other. Tipperleyhill was born. Abi is based in Leicester and Roz in London.
Their passion is to paint contemporary landscapes, abstracts and florals. By working on two canvases at the same time, they swap from one to the other, or sometimes paint on the same piece. This illustrates their mutual trust in each other and how their collective energy comes together to create something entirely new.
They work in mixed media.
Julie is originally from Devon, but took the road less travelled and moved to Hull in 2004 to study ceramics at the Park Street School of Art and Design. She worked her way up to a degree and eventually graduated in 2011!!
She works out of a small studio based in Hull; 3 random rooms where she can create, swear, sing and occasionally, dance, to her heart's content...
Her pieces are a real mix of the everyday and the not so much.....her love of using doll faces to mould and shape into bowls began at college and has continued with the addition of smaller, stranger pieces and more recently the use of a French doll mould to create her 'Big Ugly Heads'...she admits that they are real 'Marmite' ceramics, definitely not to everyone’s taste (she welcomes all comments!)
Heather is an award-winning artist based near Howden, whose work is sold through galleries across the north of England and Scotland.
Heather specialises in palette knife work, applying many layers of acrylics to capture the country’s ever-changing moods and atmosphere. Much of her work is inspired by the dramatic coastlines and countryside of the north, but also includes figurative pieces, many of them large scale, inspired by music and dance.
‘There’s something very spontaneous and exhilarating about working with a knife and I’m always discovering new techniques and finishes. I mainly use acrylics because I enjoy layering and manipulating them to create depth, vibrancy and texture to the work.’
Heather’s paintings and limited edition prints also sell privately both in the UK and abroad. She runs workshops and accepts commissions.
When she is not painting – which isn’t often – Heather works as a freelance journalist for national and regional magazines. Heather is a committee member of East Riding Artists.
Siobhan has lived and worked in Hull for most of her life, splitting her time between working as an NHS Speech and Language Therapist and painting.
She paints portraits, mainly in oils and often on a large scale. She has recently begun to paint landscapes, inspired by many happy trips to the Yorkshire Dale's, as well as the local countryside of the Wolds and the Yorkshire coastline.
She began painting portraits after completing a course at Park Street school of Art and Design in 2015.
Her portraits are inspired by people in her local community, such as shop workers, activists and musicians.
Kate is a mixed media artist.
“I am a self-taught mixed media artist who loves to paint and stitch. I am loving painting in oil and cold wax at the moment, as the textures that be created are wonderful. I also love acrylics and have had my work accepted in the Ferns Open, Beverley Open, The Ropewalk’s ‘From the Humber to the Wash’ (on a number of occasions), as well as the Harley Gallery.
Textiles are another joy in my life, both hand and machine stitching. Lately I am loving book making as well: junk journals, sketchbooks and ‘proper’ book!"
"I have always been involved with arts and crafts but since 2014 I ventured into taking my art to another level as a self taught artist. I live in Newbald, which to me this is the beginning of the Yorkshire Wolds. This has given me the opportunity to paint our beautiful county’s coast and country and venture further afield in a spontaneous way led by my feelings and interpretation of the views before me in a semi abstract way.
I was 2020 runner up in The Mail competition “Glorious Britain in Spring”. My theme was to show Light during Lockdown and was supported too by The Mall Gallery, London. This accolade gave me the confidence to explore my art further and have my own successful Open Studio at home in 2021. I was accepted by The Ferens Art Gallery for their summer Open Exhibition 2023."
Copper Moon are sister duo Janey & Lu making seaglass and raw crystal jewellery with copper!
"Seaglass - a unique medium, wrought from a lifetime of tumbling with the waves, tides and sands of the North Sea and each piece with its own magical story to tell!
Each fragment of reclaimed and recycled seaglass is hand- picked from local shores whilst beach cleaning and swimming and slowly crafted into small batch Jewellery at home near the sea."
My name is Judy and I’m really excited to be part of this fabulous new art space along with so many brilliant artists.
As a painter, I am inspired by my time spent in nature. I love to document landscapes using observation, reflection and imagination: interested in the way seasons and light impact on the vastness of the land, water and skies. Little lanes and country houses. Walks in picturesque places. Memories captured."
"I started my love affair with clay when I was at school. Where my art teacher ran an after school club. I got a Saturday job in a local pottery, which allowed me to have my work fired. The older I got the more I was hooked. Finding inspection in every thing and where I went. I attended night classes, until I saved enough money to buy a second hand kiln.
My love of pottery just grew and grew. Making a tiny pottery in the bottom of my garden in Sutton on Hull, that's where I can always be found."
Having studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Helen exhibited in Scotland and New York before returning to East Yorkshire and applying her skills to teaching. She now splits her time between teaching art and painting from her home studio.
“Experiencing the landscape is my starting point for creating but my paintings are essentially abstract. My work is a visual response to the multi-sensory experiences imprinted in my memory: sounds of nature, movement, the euphoria of a run and the energy of the coast. I love to play with colour shifts, saturated and desaturated colour and layers. Expressive marks and energetic lines celebrate the freedom and joy that I draw from the landscape.”
"Pots & Petals, where I make original art from pressed flowers, was born from a love of the garden and nature in general.
Whilst fresh flowers are beautiful, I love that I can preserve flowers, extending their life and ensuring that they can be enjoyed for a long time. Although there are various methods of pressing flowers, I prefer to use traditional pressing techniques. I don't use any chemicals or colour enhancing techniques, therefore maintaining the natural quality of the flowers.
Flowers can change colour in the press and may fade over time, however I feel this just adds to the charm. The majority of flowers I press are grown in my own garden, however I do source some from local growers to enable me to offer a wider variety.
I have worked in the NHS for many years and continue to do so, however Pots & Petals definitely satisfies my creative needs!”
Andy has spent the last 10 years taking iconic items of glassware and bringing them to life with the tools of typography, wit, wordplay and a slightly askew way of looking at the world.
From apothecary jars to laboratory glass, nostalgia filled milk bottles to one-off vintage pieces, it never fails to amaze him that you can find pieces of [vinegar & brown paper] on bookshelves everywhere, from York to New York
“I love all aspects of Art. As a person I can be exuberant and quirky, or quiet and enjoy a bit of solitude and this is reflected in my art. I enjoy gardening and have a wacky garden full of interesting plants and art ‘pieces’ . The outdoors are seared into my soul- sketch books are kept and used for inspiration and reference.
I belong to Hornsea Art Society and love being part of an Experimental Textile group. I work with acrylic, oil and watercolour paints, mixed media, collage and textiles.”
"I am extremely passionate about making bespoke lamps with handmade lampshades. I get excited at finding just the right fabric to pair with the recycled glass lamps I sell and it is a joy to see the completed lamp and shade in customer’s homes. I also custom make drum lampshades for customers who have their own lamp stands.
I find joy in colour, patterns and textiles which bring a room alive"
Phil is from East Hull and is a local artist who has spent many years working overseas in the oil and gas industry. He has travelled extensively and has spent much of his career in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.
He has a real passion for art, colour and texture - as well as being a huge fan of Pablo Picasso. Phil's style is moody, dark, diverse and original. He is a member of the Hornsea Art Society and most of his recent work is produced at his studio overlooking Heron Lakes in Routh.
"I was born and brought up in the north of Glasgow, leaving home at the age of 17 to study at the Royal College of Music, with joint first studies in Piano and Violin Performance.
Following my studies, I started my freelance professional life as a violinist with major British orchestras and spent many years touring the country. At the same time, I worked as a copyist and transcriber with Novello, using my down time during tours to work on scores.
My professional work slowed down when I had my son and daughter, but it was abruptly stopped when I was involved in a car accident in 1991. This resulted in the eventual loss of 3 fingers on my left hand, and for quite a few years I was unable to use this hand. After several surgeries, my hand has been transformed, and I was once again able to work on my passion of embroidery once again, albeit without those fingers.
My grandmother did some leatherwork in the 30s and 40s, usually making items for home use. I found her tools roughly two years ago, and thought I would try out leatherwork. It is now my reason for getting up every morning and enjoying every waking moment each day."
"My name is Sally Hammond and I live in a small village close to the seaside town of Hornsea. Whilst at school I studied Art at A-level and now, since taking early retirement, have rediscovered my passion for painting.
Working mainly in acrylics, preferring shades of blue and grey, I enjoy painting landscapes and seascapes, allowing me to capture the sky in its many differing aspects. It is my intention to spend more time experimenting with colour and media to develop and broaden my artistic skills."
" I’m an independent jewellery designer working with gold, silver and precious stones using traditional techniques.
Whilst I enjoy working with newly sourced metal and stones, my true passion is reworking something that has meaning, perhaps a piece left by a loved one, taking it and breathing life back into it.
It's truly an honour & privilege to be asked to create or rework an item of jewellery for a customer, as if I step outside of my life and straight into theirs.
I saw, file, polish & solder using traditional silversmithing tools & techniques to achieve beautiful results. No mass production so you really are buying something very special.
Every piece I create is special without a single doubt. Some pieces tug my heart strings more than others. I always cry at sad (and happy) movies and often shed a little tear over a piece of my work.
I hope you get the same immense pleasure from my pieces that I get from creating them!"
"Hi I’m Ollie.
I live in Hornsea and I own a steel fabrication business, based in Beeford, United Steel Fabrications.
I always loved my art lessons in school, and went on to do an A-level in art. Despite my interest in art, I went on to work in welding and fabrication at my dad’s business in 2010. Fast forward to opening my own business alongside my brother in 2020, I found myself with a little extra time on my hands as we went into the first covid lockdown. It was during this time I started getting a little creative with my steelwork, creating custom metal wall art, sculptures and various other types of ornaments and decorations."
"I’m Clare (aka Curiousinkyme) I have been printmaking in the East Midlands for over 20 years and have a background in Fine art. I am passionate about creating beautiful original artwork that can empower and inspire.
Elements from many printmaking processes have come together to influence my linocut style. I create limited edition artworks combining the figure and nature. Rich oil-based colour works in harmony with thin Japanese paper, the prints are fragile yet strong; and surprisingly tactile. I love to leave evidence of the process of the artwork's creation, marks of carved lino create life and energy. I am deeply interested in being present and living with curiosity, I make art that celebrates our humanity while reminding us to reconnect with nature, and go with the flow.
I believe that filling our homes with beautiful artwork can remind us to slow down and embrace the present moments of ornaments and decorations."
“I feel my inspirations come from the ‘everyday’ and the little moments in life that make me smile. My painting style embraces the family life, such as walking the dog, happy places, holidays and memories. My work describes a line between a figurative narrative and abstract elements within painting.
I have always been fascinated by people and bold characters, particularly female. I aim to depict these female versions with a sense of humour, ambiguity and sincerity.”
Patrick Smith is an award-winning Artist with work in many public and private collections in the UK and abroad. Holder of the William Tier memorial award for landscape and the John Purcell London paper prize. Smith has exhibited widely with sell out shows at the London art fairs and latterly exhibited at Highgate contemporary in north London. Smiths practice encompasses working in the landscape channelling the forming forces of nature and bringing this back to the studio where it evolves into landscapes of the mind, all through the lens of the Howardian Hills and surrounding east coast.
As an educationalist Patrick was former head of the p/time BTEC national diploma course foundation studies in art and design at York College also a visiting scholar and examiner on the BA hons course in fine art at University College of Rippon and York St John and also a former head of printmaking and visiting lecturer at Harrogate College
CANDLES & DIFFUSER DESIGNER
JACIS of York produce beautifully scented, handmade, eco-friendly soy candles, wax melts and fragrance diffusers. We sell a wide range of JACIS of York products at our sister boutique, Botany Boutique.
We are delighted to announce that we have worked in partnership with Jackie to develop a bespoke range of candles and diffusers which reflect our new artisan marketplace space. The new range of Number Nine fragrances are now available to purchase at the Marketplace - we hope you love them as much as we do!
"All of my products are hand-poured, personally decorated and packaged. They are totally vegan and eco-friendly and come with their own gift packaging, so make the perfect gift."
"Hi I’m Pip, I’m 34 and a local wood turner, wood worker located just outside Hornsea.
I started wood working about 4/5 years ago, I’d seen this chair I wanted to have a go at making and it all really went from there. Since then I’ve worked on my traditional joinery knowledge and skill and build my furniture the traditional way, no screws allowed. From there I got a lathe and that’s really where my love started. To pick up a really rather unassuming piece of wood and turn it into something useful, something beautiful makes me very happy.
Over the last 12 months I’ve really concentrated on developing my style and skill, I’ve also started putting myself out there with events and markets.
Hope to see you all soon."
" Hello, I'm Grace, a Fashion Marketer, Creative, and the founder of Olive and Oyster.
My love for the coast and the ocean has been significantly influenced by my childhood spent in Hornsea, where my family has maintained a holiday home for over four generations, creating many cherished memories together.
I recently achieved a First BA Hons Degree in Fashion Marketing from the University of Leeds, with a specialisation in Luxury British Heritage Branding. My passion for Art and Photography, which I cultivated during my A-Levels and continued through my degree, played a pivotal role in shaping my creative journey.
Following my graduation, I dedicated my summer to creative endeavours, which led to the beginning of Olive and Oyster. At Olive and Oyster, I craft sustainable, handcrafted treasures and gifts using seashells, employing the techniques of decoupage and embellishing them with gold leaf. Incorporating infamous artists' work such as William Morris or William Turner reflects my own interests of artists, which I love to celebrate within my shell designs.
I have always had a deep love for the ocean and as an avid sailor and surfer, at 17 I sailed 150 nautical miles around the UK, achieving my Day Skipper Yacht Licence. I've continued to feed my passion for the sea, and these days, you can often find me spending weekends in the Lake District, where I sail and surf at Lake Windermere.
Working with such stunning natural ocean materials brings me such joy and peace. I firmly believe that nature deserves to be celebrated and treasured and hope that people enjoy my pieces as much as I enjoy creating them."
POP-UP: November & December 2023
WHO MADE YOUR CLOTHES?
Catherine Rawson is the founder and creative designer of THe oLD RaiLwAy , a studio and retail space which was established in 2011 in Sri Lanka, where Catherine lived for 14 years. She returned to live in the UK in 2021 with her two children following the Pandemic. Now based in Bridlington, Catherine established a sister shop here, THe oLD RaiLwAy UK, in October 2022.
DID YOU KNOW?
THe oLD RaiLwAy is one of Sri Lanka’s ‘go-to’ brands for contemporary style, where Catherine and her team have created effortlessly stylish collections and bespoke made to measure garments, focusing on quality locally sourced fabric and ethically-sound production. Sustainability in the brand’s daily practice has evolved naturally from day one, when Catherine discovered her main source of fabric: high quality offcuts from garment factories which would otherwise be destined for landfill.
The clothes are all produced in house by a fabulous team of 3 Sri Lankan women. So when you buy a piece from their collection, unlike buying from a multinational chain, you know who has made your clothes. You are helping Catherine keep these wonderful ladies in work. You are choosing to buy better which means in the long run buying less. You are investing in timeless individual styles and pieces which make you feel good to wear. You are helping to reduce fabric waste. You are supporting our extended community of local craftspeople by adding a leather bag or some jewellery to your purchase. When you shop small the sales translate directly to production costs, raw materials and wages. There is no marketing budget, no HR department expenses or executive lunch meetings to fund. Your purchase makes the difference for children getting their school books, the possibility of attending a sports club, providing medicine for older parents or simply paying household bills and living costs at the most basic level. Your purchase makes their hard work worth it.
Angela studied surface pattern design at Manchester where colour, texture and experimentation with different mediums were encouraged.
Her work continues to be an eclectic mix of colour and texture. She initially likes to create an interesting surface on which to work using a variety of media and some collage. Angela works intuitively allowing the work to evolve naturally.
In recent years she attended a residential course in freestyle machine embroidery. This has since led her to translate some of her paintings into embroideries which gives the work another dimension. They are smaller condensed images thus creating a harmonious composition of colour and thread