Sacred Yorkshire: Colin Black
Sacred Yorkshire is our current exhibition, showcasing the latest paintings in mixed media by York based artist, Colin Black. The exhibition will run from Friday 9th to 30th October 2020.
Colin’s work is primarily mixed-media and landscape based with a focus on the monasteries and priories of Yorkshire. It’s their juxtaposition of architectural geometry and irregularity of decay that holds Colin’s attention.
Colin studied at the Royal College of Art and the Chelsea School of Art in London. He then worked as a graphic designer and taught art and design for many years. He spent twenty-five years living in Scotland, and now lives in York with his wife Sallie, where they run Seek Art School.
Guided by Birds and Stars: Jane Ray
From Friday 4th to 30th Sept 2020, we hosted an exhibition by British illustrator and author, Jane Ray.
Jane has illustrated over 60 children’s books and worked with some of the biggest named authors, such as Jeanette Winterson, Carol Ann Duffy and former children’s laureate, Michael Rosen.
We chose Jane for our inaugural exhibition as she was one of the first artists to work with us when we started out as an online gallery. We still have a signed copy of one of Jane’s books she gave us when our son Henry was born – that was almost 20 years ago – and we have followed her career ever since.
Our event featured original works and limited edition prints from the books Jane has created as well as exhibits including her very first picture book created at the age of just five.