DAVID LYON ART
David Lyon is an artist living and working in Leeds. His compelling need to make and re-make his art has resulted in a variety of approaches in idea, and execution. He is fascinated by natural form. There is an emphasis on draughtsmanship and craft.
© David Lyon
SAMANTHA WARD ART
Samantha’s artistic ability has always come naturally through her passion for colour and love of imagination. Growing up in Leeds, West Yorkshire, Samantha has been drawing from a very early age, the family kitchen table was always covered with a huge roll of paper to paint on. It was clear from the start that this was something she would be doing for life.
Sam is inspired by colour, shapes and personalities of nature, from animals and plants to fruits and vegetables. She is also inspired by interiors and people’s homes, seeing a spot in a kitchen where a giant colourful pineapple could go or a happy peacock in the sitting room.
© Samantha Ward
Ryoko is a Japanese artist who lives and works in Wales, studied MA Art & Design in Leeds Beckett University. She explores the relationship between spirituality and artistic expression. During meditative states, she transfers the true nature of the inner unconscious behind the mental and emotional phenomena on art works. In particular, she focuses in capturing the expressions of the essential soul.
Her art works have been shown in numerous exhibitions and galleries, and some were chosen for selected shows and private collections.
© Ryoko Minamitani
Miriam's passion throughout her artistic practice has been drawing from nature, the breadth of visual subject is varied anything from dried pods to beautiful flowers. This body of work centres on simple compositions of a single form, embellished by collage and mixed media. These paintings are especially poignant as I use stamps collected by my late father, to collage some of the background.
© Miriam Laville
BEVERLEY PORTER CERAMICS
“I work intuitively with the clay using a variety of mark making onto the wet clay surface, each piece is entirely unique. The pieces are dried slowly then bisque fired to 1000 degrees. I then begin to hand paint each scene using underglaze pigments and stains before a second slightly higher firing to 1100 degrees. To finish I apply a layer of wax to seal the surface".
© Beverley Porter
A local artist born in Beverley and living in Leeds. Richard graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts and Design from Leeds Beckett University. He loves bright, sharp and colourful images taking his inspiration from the buildings of Leeds and the Yorkshire landscape. His works are primarily graphical prints.
© Richard Locket
Sarah has an avid interest and connection with nature; a thirst for experimentation and a need to find different ways to represent the everyday and the often overlooked. To paint a Blackbird, through the emotions that arise from hearing their song, is a joy and a rejoicing in detail.
© Sarah Thornton
SIMON LEWIS ILLUSTRATOR
A Leeds based illustrator and printmaker, the range of my work varies from detailed black and white ink drawings, drawings combined with digital media, screenprints, drypoint etching and other forms of printmaking. My work tends to focus on architecture and street scenes often using screenprinting to add bold colour to these detailed drawings. My work is often exhibited locally and at print fairs, I’m also available for commissions.
© Simon Lewis
Catherine Pape is an artists and illustrator from Suffolk who graduated with First Class Honours from the University for the Creative Arts in Maidstone, now living and working in North Leeds. She works in pencils, paints and digital and is inspired by people, plants, maps, patterns and the bits of blue and white pottery found in the soil at the bottom of the garden.
© Simon Lewis