Sparrow - Chris Moss
Chris uses a variety of new and recycled metal materials to create sculptures reflecting her interest in the natural world. Each piece is a study in anatomy and behaviour and I endeavour to impart a sense of life and energy into my subjects, which range from small birds to life sized horses, says Chris.
Lots of Little Flowers - Claire West
Claire is a painter who enjoys the intensity of colour and the emotions it inspires. She paints, she says, because it makes her happy and she hopes the viewer also feels uplifted. I work predominantly on canvas in acrylic and inks, producing textured work through many layers of paint and random dripping of inks, she says. The subjects of her paintings are varied from the view from a car window to 1950s ceramics and birds seen in her garden.
Passion Flower - Corinne Young
Corrines current work is inspired by two major things flowers and insects and the artefacts to be found in historic houses. The floral aspect gives my work its colour, texture and form, and the methods I use and the style of the work comes from the study of historic artefacts such as stump work caskets, says Corinne.
ERM03868. JOURNAL. Corrine Young and her Tapestry's. Millside, Kilham. Pics Simon Kench
Nigella Study - Esther Munday
Flowers fill me with joy, says Esther. They inspire me to paint because they have amazing properties. My aim is to capture their fleeing beauty on canvas by painting floral portraits bigger than life by using intense colour and contrast.
Porcelain Rose - Jill Ford
I make fine porcelain vases and bowls thrown on the wheel into elegant forms with clean lines, says Jill. Decoration is inspired by patterns observed in the landscape, notably in the seasonal flooding on the Ings and local woodlands. Innovative porcelain wall pieces depict East Riding landscapes and coastlines in rich textural detail.
Flower Study - Lee Karen Stow
Lee Karen Stow has spent 20 years travelling on assignment as a photojournalist and documentary photographer but has now returned to her native East Riding, at least for a while. My attention turned to the natural environment surrounding my home in Beverley and during leisurely wanderings I began documenting the play of light on leaves, flowers and trees, she says. This work is part of a wider collection being exhibited at various venues throughout 2013 and 2014.
Spiky Dandelion - Margaret Hockney
Margaret is the sister of the internationally acclaimed artist David Hockney. But that doesnt daunt her. She retired from a career including nursing, midwifery, medical herbalism and acupuncture in 1999. As a retirement gift to myself, I bought a computer system that came with printer, scanner, digital camera and lots of amazing software, says Margaret. It led me to a discovery of digital art, internet discussion groups and online learning sites where I studied Photoshop, website making and much more. I have exhibited my work in local art galleries and was very proud to have a scanned octopus accepted in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London in 2005. Her latest work takes another turn in her experimentation with the flatbed scanner - a new spontaneity and a penchant for a quirky view of objects.
Garden Stumpery - Margaret McLellen
The work of Margaret McLellan is able to distil an abundance of textural description into a beautifully simple composition using thoughtful layering and considered paring away of colour. I am not interested in slavishly copying what I see but rather my response to it. Travelling beyond what may be immediately apparent to arrive at a destination that teases out the true essence of place, she says.
A Gift of Innocence - Meg Burkill
One of Megs earliest memories is of holding a packet of small crayons, and being excited by the colours and the prospect of using them. I still feel that way about colour today and now it is combined with a passion for shape, light and shadow. I paint in strong acrylic colours, painting pure colour into white and building a painting slowly with thin glazes of colour, she says. Meg is known for her paintings of fruit and flowers and aims to capture the fragility and strength that exists in them.
Flight Helmet with Horn - Samantha Bryan
The aim of Samanthas series of sculptures Brians Fairies is to realise just whats involved in fairy life - to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence. In creating her fairies, she says, she tries to express a sense of fantasy as well as wit and humour; an imaginary world for people to enter, a nostalgic glimpse of childhood fantasies.
Summer - Sharon Winter
Sharons inspiration comes from fairy tales, folklore, memory and family. I work by building up layers of paint, collage and gold leaf to create patterns, motifs and texture, she says.
Flower Head - Shirley Vauvelle
Shirley makes one-off contemporary pieces which are either freestanding sculptures or wall-hung. Iuse driftwood, wire, ceramic and reclaimed maps to create quirky hand built creatures, birds and flowers all with a tale to tell, she says. Her work is shown in galleries nationwide and collected nationally and internationally.