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Biography of Lewis Creighton now available

John Creighton’s biography of his father, the well known artist Lewis Creighton, is now available, having been launched in Kirkbymoorside last weekend. Lewis is best known for his moorland oil paintings but there is a great deal more to him than just art.  He came from a colouful family who lived in Kirkbymoorside before moving […]

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The Brush the Lathe and the Double bass: a life of Lewis Creighton

Years after his death, Lewis Creighton is still fondly remembered in his home village of Appleton le Moors, and the surrounding area, and his paintings, many of which found their way onto the walls of local pubs in exchange for a bar tab, are now much sought after.  Lewis was also a talented engineer who […]

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Do you have a tramp or a Fat Betty??

This is an appeal for anyone with a Lewis Creighton painting of a tramp lighting a pipe or Fat Betty? They were very popular a one time and we would like to include a copy in the book. Do you know of anyone who could send us an image? John Creighton has been busy trying […]

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York Quilt Museum goes out in a blaze of glory

The sad news that the Quilt Museum in York is to close at the end of the year due to lack of funds is off-set somewhat by its major exhibition of the year featuring new work by an internationally acclaimed artist, Kaffe Fassett. Fassett is an American-born artist, long resident in England, who is best […]

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Jim Wright opens his studios

Jim Wright is another Ryedale artist who will be opening up his studio in Kirkbymoorside for North Yorkshire Open Studios on 6/7th and 13/14th June this year. Jim will have on show a number of large seascapes he painted in wild weather at Cape Cornwall, Ardnamurchan and Sutherland. There’s a link here to a post […]

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Local artist exhibits at York solicitors

John Creighton, an established artist living and working in Appleton-le-Moors, has a new exhibition on now in York. John has had recent exhibitions in The Mercer Gallery in Harrogate, The Crescent in Scarborough, the City Art Gallery in Doncaster and the Python Gallery in Middlesbrough. In this new exhibition, he shows key works from the […]

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Kirkby artist exhibits at Helmsley Arts Centre

Local artist, Carol Messham, is hosting an exhibition of her recent work, which is based on aspects of the natural world that are present in the surrounding area. Carol trained in Landscape Architecture, specialising in Garden Design. Having always enjoyed watercolour painting she has been able to incorporate her interest in gardens,plants and flowers into […]

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Artist available for commissions

Professional Digital Portraits by Gregg Hartley Limited time only Prices from £60 – £100 Print on High Quality paper or Canvas (Prices will vary dependent on Size and Material). For Enquiries please email – mnolocon@yahoo.co.uk Examples of my worK:

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Italian school children visit Kirkbymoorside

Tuesday was the first day of our fourth year with Italian children in Kirkbymoorside. We have 5 visitors this year; Gaia, Giuseppe, Giovanni, Francesco and Lorenzo. They are from Naples, Genoa, Milan and Bologna and all staying with different host families in town. We arrived bright and early in Pickering for the 9.00 am North […]

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Helmsley artist to exhibit at Danby National Park Centre

Artist Julia Burns will be exhibiting at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby later this month with a collection of her quirky, original hand-printed images made using that most traditional of techniques – potato-printing. Julia’s charming ‘Red Hen Originals‘ prints evoke the rural surroundings around her Helmsley home, capturing British wildlife including birds, badgers, hares and […]

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Jim Wright sketching near Blakey Bank

Artist’s studio open in Kirkbymoorside

Jim Wright is one of 126 artists selected for North Yorkshire Open Studios, which begins this weekend. It’s an opportunity for people interested in art to see a huge variety of work, and talk to the artists involved. Visitors will certainly be able to enjoy the countryside along the way, as the studios are dotted […]

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Exhibition by Appleton artist John Creighton

The restaurant at Scampston Walled Garden is hosting an exhibition of silkscreen prints by local artist John Creighton. John was born in North Yorkshire, and lives in Appleton le Moors. Art has always been a central part of his life and he began drawing and painting from a very early age. After doing a foundation […]

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New exhibition at Inspired by Gallery

THE NORTH YORK MOORS TO THE POWER OF THREE Artist blacksmith David Stephenson and painter Sue Slack bring their new exhibition ‘3’ to the Danby-based Inspired by… gallery on 6 March 2014. Based at a forge in Lockton, in the North York Moors, David produces work which is beautiful to handle and reflects its origins […]

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Video: Local artists Gillies Jones

I came across a link to this video on Twitter and thought you might enjoy it. It features the work of glassmaker Stephen Gillies and artist Kate Jones who operate from their studio in Rosedale Abbey. You can visit their Rosedale studio year round and view exhibitions of new work (see studio news on their […]

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New exhibition at Inspired by… gallery

Wildlife artist Andrew Hutchinson and wildlife photographer Steve Race kick off a new year of exhibitions at the Inspired by… gallery. ‘Nature in the Spotlight’ opens at the Danby-based gallery on 1 February and runs until 3 March 2014. Exhibiting alongside them will be Rosie Dean with ‘Pathways to the Coast’, a vibrant collection of […]

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Jennifer Tetlow sculpture exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum

If you visited sculptor Jennifer Tetlow in Lastingham during this year’s Open Studio event, you may be pleased to know there is another opportunity to see her work, in a new exhibition at the Ryedale Folk Museum.  And if you wish, you can sign up for a special talk and tour of the exhibition, on […]

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Rare opportunity to visit Scotch Corner Chapel

The John Bunting Chapel at Scotch Corner will be open to the public on Saturday September 14, as part of Heritage Open Days. John Bunting was born in London in 1927, evacuated to Yorkshire in 1939 and studied at Ampleforth College. There he met Robert Thompson, whose trademark mouse is on furniture throughout the school, […]

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Lewis Creighton – Appeal for Info

In an increasingly PC world the number of truly fascinating characters is decreasing. Lewis Creighton definitely falls in the category of local character. What started out as a floral tribute to Lewis and his inspiration to my grandmother, Edith Jones, in last year’s Methodist flower Festival has taken on a new life.  The rose painting was a commission […]

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Open Studios: Jennifer Tetlow

The 2013 North Yorkshire Open Studios event takes place this weekend, June 8-9, and again on June 15-16. Here is the last of our series of profiles of local artists taking part. Jennifer Tetlow is a sculptor, with a studio at Lastingham Lodge, Low Street, Lastingham, YO62 6TJ. The natural world and local wildlife continue […]

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Ryedale Open Art Exhibition is looking for new talent

The Ryedale Open Art Exhibition – now in its 37th year – shows the work of about 150 artists each year. Yvette Turnbull, creative economy officer for Ryedale District Council, who puts the exhibition together, said this year they were keen to find artists who may not have previously shown their work. “We know that […]

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Open Studios: Sally Parkin

Continuing our series of profiles of local artists taking part in the 2013 Open Studios event, on the weekends of June 8-9 and 15-16. Sally Parkin is shown in the catalogue as having a studio in Spaunton, but she has had to move and is now sharing with Andrea & Elisabeth Bailey at Moor Edge, […]

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Open Studios: Elisabeth Bailey

Continuing our series of profiles of local artists taking part in the 2013 Open Studios event, on the weekends of June 8-9 and 15-16. Potter Elisabeth Bailey shares a studio with her mother Andrea at Moor Edge, Main Street, Gillamoor, YO62 7HX. Elisabeth uses clay throwing skills developed over 35 years to form simple ceramic […]

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Open Studios: Andrea Bailey

Continuing our series of profiles of local artists taking part in the 2013 Open Studios event, on the weekends of June 8-9 and 15-16. Octogenarian Andrea Bailey, from Gillamoor, has an energy for her art that would impress any first year art student. Not only does she have an urge to work creatively on one […]

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NYOS: Bridget Gillespie

Here is the first of our series of profiles of local artists who are taking part in the 2013 North Yorkshire Open Studios event, on the weekends of June 8-9 and 15-16. Bridget Gillespie has painted botanical illustrations for over 17 years. Her work combines scientific accuracy with the beauty of the natural world, from […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2013

North Yorkshire Open Studios is a free event that combines culture, breathtaking views and a chance to hone your navigation skills. From the remote hills of the upper Dales across the Vale of York to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire coast, a wide range of painters, printmakers, jewellery-makers, sculptors, potters, textiles artists, photographers […]

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Jim and Sue Wright on Radio York this weekend

Great to hear that husband and wife team Jim & Sue Wright will be on the airwaves this weekend talking about the relationship between weather and art. Sound intriguing? Then tune in to BBC Radio York (103.7 FM) at 12.00 noon on Sunday to the Paul Hudson Weather Show to find out more. In the […]

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Emma Stothard sculptures back at Rievaulx Terrace

If you enjoyed the exhibition of Emma Stothard’s lovely life size woven willow and wire animals at Rievaulx Terrace last summer, you will be pleased to know that they are back, together with some new work, for the whole of the summer season. For more information  on Emma’s work, and a fascinating video of the […]

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Invitation to Artists: workshops and permanent art work for a new homeless hostel in Ryedale

Background –  Bridge House is a homeless hostel based in Norton. We can accommodate up to 9 single people aged from 16 plus. Our clients have complex needs and generally live chaotic lifestyles. We offer them a wide range of support from teaching them basic life skills to liaising with other agencies who can offer […]

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Pickering Library Haiku event – 11th April

Scarborough Literature Festival Fringe are delighted to introduce Mick Haining to Pickering. At the event Mick will be exploring the poetry of Haiku and illustrating his talk with beautiful photographs of words using nature. Mick has been delicately rearranging words and locating them in the real world for the last 10 years. His poetry and […]

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Chris Ware - Pickering Exhibition

News from Kirkbymoorside artist Chris Ware

It’s another exciting year ahead: we start with my Spring Exhibition in the Learning Centre at Pickering Station (Saturday 23rd March to Sunday 7th April). This includes new landscapes, seascapes and railway pictures such as the original of Pickering Knight. We’ll display the original which has just sold, but are taking orders for prints. A […]

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