Former Hull School of Art lecturer Malcolm Race presents a new body of work.
“The carefully balanced compositions with their subtlety of gesture are not planned as I paint as if to discover or unearth an image that already exists which when found is deliberately buried again. I love and respect a blank canvas for its infinite possibilities, just like a field of fresh snow. Who knows what’s in there? That first mark is stark and lonely but meaningful, and challenges a considered response”.
Nottingham-based painter Gillian Ross-Kelsey has a strong association with northern Lincolnshire. She originally studied at Grimsby
School of Art before progressing to Camberwell and she then returned to lecture at Grimsby during the 1980s.
“I have been through many stages in my painting career, following my own route from figurative works towards abstract minimalism, where I continued to explore colour, shape and texture. I like to feel directly involved in the use of paint, using brush and rollers in these paintings. I believe in allowing the paintings ‘freedom to paint themselves’ and ‘elicit a sense of surprise in me’ as they express themselves.”
Hannah Nunn has been lighting up homes around the world with her papercut lighting for more than a decade and more recently she launched a collection of wallpapers and fabrics which compliment her lighting beautifully.
Her nature inspired designs have sprung out of walking in the woods and fields that surround her hometown of Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.
From her drawings she creates motifs which are cut and engraved from paper with a laser cutter. The layered paper designs are then laminated to create strength and durability and to create the bright white layer when illuminated. Some of the motifs are turned into her surface pattern designs which are printed in a wallpaper factory in the UK. All her lamps are made in her sunny studio in Hebden Bridge.
The highly anticipated Christmas Art Market takes place at Barton upon Humber’s The Ropewalk over the weekend of Saturday December 3 and Sunday December 4.
Held over two days for the last five years, a total of 41 makers and artists have been selected to take part in the occasion. Continue reading