Welcome to Roundhay Artists Open Studios 2016
For a third year the professional artists of Roundhay are opening the doors of their studios to the public. Roundhay Artist Open Studios 2016 is on Sunday 1st May and Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May between 11am and 5pm.
It provides an occasion for the public to visit the artists’ studios and see the wide range of creative talent in the area, which includes artists working in portraiture, ceramics, landscapes and abstract paintings, textiles, sculpture, glass and experimental mixed media.
This is a chance for the public to engage with the artists and discover the passion and inspiration that drives them, watch them at work, and even in some cases have a go themselves.
There will be opportunities to purchase one off pieces of art and also commission work to individual specifications.
This is a wonderful opportunity for an inspiring look at this thriving community.
We have produced a leaflet detailing a route and participating artists profiles:-
If you are a practising visual artist and live in Roundhay and would like to take part in an Open Studio event in future years please contact us for further information.
The Open Studios is supported by Roundhay Councillors Christine Macniven, Ghulam Hussain and Bill Urry and by OTRA.
CONTACT DETAILS OF LOCAL ORGANISERS
Tel: 0785 4949876
Tel: 0113 2688314
Tel: 0113 2329360
Catherine Warburton gained a BA in fashion textiles specialising in embroidery. She now works in many media producing collages, acrylics, and oils as well as her embroideries. She also makes lino cut prints and cards. Her work is full of pattern and colour inspired by what catches her eye in nature, landscapes and her surroundings.
Chloe Smith is a printmaker working with multi-block linocut and screen print. Chloe’s bold and colourful style has an illustrative angle reflecting her life as a mother and the natural environment. Limited editions prints, cards and printed fabric will be available as well as a drop-in printing activity suitable for all ages.
David Honeybone & Lynette Willoughby
“A lawyer, an engineer and two artists” – a collaborative installation exploring their autobiographies. The London tube map becomes a collage connecting diverse beginnings to common destinations, a piano turns into a cabinet of incidents, a professional life is re-imagined through “abstract” plaster casts and they honour their favourite Renaissance drawing.
Gillian Holding mixes painting and collage; it allows for a wide visual vocabulary to express a perpetually shifting response to any given subject. But partly too it’s an art form with disparate elements, and so defies society’s obsession with categorising the world, identity and place of the individual.
Jacky Rough is an Illustrator working predominantly in watercolour pencil, gouache and line. Her images of people and animals express a graphic style with a hint of naivity. She sells originals, prints and greetings cards of local scenes, as well as artwork depicting seasonal and contemporary themes.
Jane Lewis studied in London at Hornsey College of Art and the Sade School of Art. She works in oil on canvas, pastel, various drawing media and also produces original limited edition prints. Her artistic career spans 40 years and she has exhibited widely in the Uk and Europe.
I make very detailed etchings printed from copper plates. My prints are preoccupied with the repetitive patterns formed by roofs, windows and chimney pots and how they contrast with the organic forms of plants and especially birds. My pictures are small narratives; illustrations in which different elements meet and interact.
Jo Dunn is a Leeds-based artist who studied Fine Art in Liverpool and Leeds during the 1980s. Her paintings and short animated films have won awards in the UK and abroad. Jo exhibits and sells her work regularly. Recent work includes landscape and abstract paintings in watercolour and oil.
Jon Vogler, sculptor and letter cutter, carves wood and stone, welds steel and casts small bronzes in his garage. His work will be available to view in the garden on the way to the Summerhouse.
Originally from Japan, Keiko Harada studied Art and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University. Oriental influences are strong in her clay work, coming from her long involvement with Japanese calligraphy and textiles. She expresses her feeling for nature and the human spirit in an abstract way, using calligraphy brushes to emphasize the spontaneous movement of line.
The utilitarian aspect of my domestic homeware presents a mixture of practicality and art (e.g. Yarn bowls, tableware, furniture and other items made from reclaimed wood), challenging cheap imports and raising the profile of well-designed handmade products. My sculptured pieces explore the built environment and the natural colours of Yorkshire.
Mark Sofilas works primarily in oils on canvas or wood panel and enjoy exploring textures, colour and the intrinsic geometry of the natural world. My use of colour is bold, direct and challenges the viewer to consider familiar landscapes in a different way. He also explores figurative & still life themes.
Mira Bogicevic studied at Camberwell School of art, Goldsmiths’ College and Central School of Art and Design and has exhibited work throughout the UK since 1986. Her still lifes are painted or drawn from observation using oils, or watercolour and crayon in sketchbooks. There are also decorative door panels in situ.
The passion and inspiration for Miriam Laville’s artwork is derived from the investigation and response to natural forms. She abstracts the images by manipulating the scale of the original sketches and experiments with various media, building up surfaces using sand, collage and oils. Miriam facilitates art workshops in the Yorkshire area.
Nick Claiden’s work is based on modern life and is strongly narrative in content. She is fascinated with the concepts of time, body language and colour. She paints using watercolour and crayons thickly applied and her stained glass sculptures and hanging pieces use traditional techniques as well as fused glass.
Robert Maida is a self taught artist working mainly in oils. His previous themes have been: huge Rococo tulips, women’s faces and Roundhay Park. Robert has recently been interested in incorporating different media types in with the oils and is exploring working more on three dimensional figurative pieces.
Ruth Fitton is a portrait painter based in Yorkshire, UK. Realist portraiture has been her life-long passion, and her works present uniquely characterful and charismatic renderings of her sitters. Ruth is highly sought-after as a commissioning artist, and has exhibited across Yorkshire and in London.
Sallyanne Corry works with silver clay and sterling silver to create bespoke jewellery, both fine and contemporary. She often works with clients to produce tailor made pieces for occasions. She also makes button art pictures for adults and children in a large variety of designs.
Sarah has a fervent interest in nature, loving the dynamic tension that occurs between chaos and order and the contradictions that suggests. Her other addictions, motifs, surface pattern and colour, reflect her preoccupation with ‘time'; what defines an ‘era’ and how this is expressed through art. She likes to mix it up and experiment.
My art includes most subject matter, although I am currently exploring the abstract nature of landscape, mainly using my favourite medium of acrylic paint. I also enjoy experimenting with mixed media and texture resulting in interesting, exciting and often unexpected effects to produce both personal and commissioned images.
Catherine Aldred studied at Leeds College of Art and at Camberwell School of Art. She works in watercolour, pen and ink and printmaking. She takes inspiration from the world around her; in decorative architecture in urban and rural settings, everyday objects and flora and fauna. She undertakes commercial and private commissions.
Margaret Chalmers is a feltmaker, making 3D contemporary items by hand, using traditional wetfelting methods. Dales limestone and North York Moors have been the inspiration for recent work, which has been shown in local exhibitions and is available in gallery shops. I give talks, demos and teach feltmaking to all ages.
Dan Ash’s work is hand built stone wear ceramic sculpture and vessels. They are based on rolled out slabs of clay which are cut, joined and smoothed to make simple shapes which are decorated with coloured slips and glazes and twice fired up to 1240C.
Ed Bennett works with native and exotic timbers obtained from sustainable sources. Focusing on the grain and inherent properties of the timber, each piece is turned with sensitivity to produce bespoke bowls, fruits and pens taking advantage of the wood’s natural qualities. He takes commissions and is happy to use wood sourced by his customers.
Michael Cox’s paintings are simple, he paints what he thinks he sees, then mixes a little imagination some abstract composition and adds in a bit of ‘Artistic Licence’. His subject matter tends to be ‘landscape, townscape and seascapes’ although he has been known to do the odd portrait and abstract.