Project Description

Kate Lycett

Colour, pattern, and draftsmanship are the three elements that define Kate Lycett’s work. She grew up in Suffolk and was inspired, and taught to draw, by her architect Grandfather. She came North over 20 years ago to study fine art, specialising in textile design. After an MSC, also in textiles, she worked in the textile industry for 8 years.

Kate moved to the Calder Valley 12 years ago and, struck as she was by its wild beauty and unique architecture, began to produce work inspired by the landscape. The paintings and the limited edition prints are all hand finished with gold leaf and threads.

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Kate Lycett

Kate Lycett

Kate Lycett

Catch Your Breath

Kate Lycett

Fountains Abbey

Kate Lycett

Lobster Pots

Kate Lycett

Rievaulx Abbey

Kate Lycett

Square Chapel Square Church

Kate Lycett

Bronte Parsonage

Kate Lycett

A break in the clouds

Kate Lycett

Friday morning

Kate Lycett

Late summer

Kate Lycett

Mr Fox

Kate Lycett

Nest building

Kate Lycett

Tea at Gibson mill

Kate Lycett

Visiting Erica

Kate Lycett

The Piece hall

Clare Caulfield

Clare is a Saltaire based artist and printmaker whose work is inspired by her travels to some of the world’s greatest cities, many of which she returns to again and again drawing on new ideas each time. Her collection includes Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Prague, Istanbul and Sydney.

Most recently she has visited Philadelphia, San Francisco and Reykjavik, the magic of each location being recreated in Clare’s distinctive and illustrative style of working. She produces mixed-media paintings, original handmade prints and cards which are exhibited throughout the U.K. Closer to home Clare has turned her attention to the historic Shambles of York, Hebden Bridge, County Arcade in Leeds, Saltaire Village and the North Yorkshire’s coastal towns and villages; Whitby, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay.

Drawing has always been a very important part of Clare’s work. She is fascinated by architecture be it the Midtown skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Grand Canal in Venice or simply capturing Parisian life outside a bustling pavement café. Clare works in a variety of media: watercolour, acrylic, collage, pencil, dip pen & ink. She also takes lots of photographs and picks up all sorts of odds and ends on her travels from menu’s to postcards and local newspapers, anything that will help to conjure a memory or spark her imagination. Using her preparatory sketches and drawings she tries to work as spontaneously as possible in order to maintain lively and energetic line work.

Clare’s love of drawing lends itself perfectly to her work as a printmaker. Screenprinting allows Clare to transfer her lively sketchbook drawings produced whilst on location onto both paper and canvas enabling her prints to maintain this great sense of spontaneity. In some of her screenprints, Clare has combined original handpainted acrylic, watercolour and pencil with her line drawing then screenprinted over the top, resulting in each one made being a truly individual piece in itself.
Clare also produces drypoints, which is a method of intaglio printmaking. Clare creates her ‘drawings’ by scratching out her compositions directly onto a metal plate, which achieves a rich velvety line quality. Clare produces her handmade prints at West Yorkshire Print Workshop where she also teaches screenprint courses.

Clare is inspired by the very early work of Stephen Wiltshire. The architectural drawings he produced in his childhood have a very loose and fluid quality, they’re very beautiful and expressive (and very accurate considering they were drawn from memory!). She also loves Lucinda Roger’s drawings from her travel journals of New York and London and the book illustrations by Portland based Carson Ellis.

The Yorkshire Gallery adores Clare’s work, whether it’s a piece produced from her globetrotting or one simply done after walking the local streets of Hebden Bridge or Haworth and we hope you appreciate her style too.

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Clare Caulfield

Clare Caulfield

Clare Caulfield, Painting Dumbo NYC

Dumbo NYC

Clare Caulfield, Flatiron Building NYC

Flatiron Building NYC

Clare Caulfield, Grand Canal from Accademia Bridge Venice

Grand Canal from Accademia Bridge Venice

Clare Caulfield, Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

Clare Caulfield Angel of the north

Angel of the north

Clare Caulfield Times Square NYC

Times Square NYC

Clare Caulfield Snow falling on west 34th street NYC

Snow falling on West 34th street NYC

Clare Caulfield County arcade Leeds

County Arcade Leeds

Clare Caulfield The Amelie cafe Paris

The Amelie cafe Paris

Clare Caulfield Katz's diner NYC

Katz’s diner NYC

Lindsay Norman

Lindsay has always had the need and maybe even a compulsion to create.

There are certain animals that fascinate her. She aims to capture their essence, showing their fragility, vitality and strength through her work. Simplicity can be quite striking. A bold line or a confident mark can have great impact on its own. A subtle use of negative space reflects a certain clarity of thought and often creates a narrative.

Lindsay is currently working with charcoals and occasionally acrylic ink and has found they have allowed her to develop and evolve as an artist.

Her aim isn’t to capture a realistic photographic reflection of a subject but to emotionally connect with the viewer through the works balance of abstraction, atmosphere and mood. She finds that suggesting an animals’ energy with messy gestural lines makes for a more interesting piece.

Lindsay’s mark making is free, frenetic and often stylised. Rejecting total realism in favour of a pleasing abstraction that suggests a subject’s form.

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Lindsay Norman

Lindsay Norman

Lindsay Norman

Lindsay Norman

Lindsay Norman-Jarvis

Lindsay Norman-Jarvis

Lindsay Norman-Smoke

Lindsay Norman-Smoke

Lindsay Norman-Caramel

Lindsay Norman-Caramel

Lindsay Norman-Angus

Lindsay Norman-Angus

Lindsay Norman-Juniper

Lindsay Norman-Juniper

Lindsay Norman-Vida

Lindsay Norman-Vida

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