Here are some examples of work by local artists that I have framed. Also some information about them.
An artist based in West Yorkshire. She spent several years in the vibrant city of Manchester, where she gained the inspiration for this piece of work.
Her illustrations have strong nostalgic connections to the beautiful architecture of Manchester. Her ability to conjure the most inanimate of objects to life, capturing the essence of her own mnemonic attachments, is characteristic of her unique style.
A painter of semi abstract landscapes and seascapes using oils and acrylics. Subjects are loosely based on both local and Scottish countryside.
Barry has lived in Todmorden, West Yorkshire for the past 30 years where he has his studio.
Barry has always produced art in a variety of styles. Since 1990 he has painted, producing bold, colourful and imaginative paintings – A5 to A1 in size, using pencil, watercolour, gouache and ink.
Barry Cook’s work is inspired by his interest in the natural world, folklore, stories and music.
His paintings also contain subtle social and political comment.
Barry has more than 100 paintings in private collections in the UK.
He has exhibited his work over many years.
Examples of Barry’s Work
My background is in Theatre Design many moons ago, specialising in set design, prop making and scenic art. However, despite several sidetracks along the way, my roots have brought me back to fine art in recent years. This initially took the form of more figurative work with landscapes and seascapes inspired by both the Donegal landscape of my youth and the wild South Pennines landscape in Yorkshire where I now live.
Living here has pushed me on to a new phase in my work, so now my current work is inspired by my fascination with the sky – the sun, the moon, the celestial night sky – and sees me move to a slightly more abstracted form of painting. Using many layers of paint, energetic use of colour, mark making and impasto effect, I’m trying to create paintings full of energy and passion. A lot of my moods, thoughts and emotions are expressed this way and it becomes therapy.
In some paintings, one may feel they can see an entirely different world within the painting to next person, and that to me is the excitement of abstraction.
Examples of Jane’s Work
Clare Pearl works as an artist here in the South Pennines.
Here practice is experimental and intuitive. She is inspired by the landscape surrounding her home, the community she is a part of, and the notion that art has the capacity to heal.