Yorkshire Life 2016 Landscape Painter of the Year - the shortlist
PUBLISHED: 00:00 21 February 2017
Here are the favourites in our search for the region’s most talented artists
Yorkshire Life 2016 Landscape Painter of the Year
Time and Time Again by Janette Boskett Janette’s painting features the cliff top area jutting out to sea beyond Sandsend, near Whitby, North Yorkshire. In June 2000, as a mature student and following a restaurant career, Janette completed a degree in fine art at York University, achieving a life long ambition.
Cottage Garden by Dianne Hill Dianne lives in South Yorkshire and has achieved some success as a local artist. She paints mainly for pleasure but has won prizes for best artist at exhibitions. She accepts commissions and has built up a large portfolio of paintings.
Untitled by Catherine Garbutt Catherine, 35, lives in West Yorkshire but has travelled around the county which has inspired her work. She studied landscape design and town planning at Sheffield University and particularly enjoys painting on canvas with acrylics. Her parents are her greatest fans.
Bridleway to Langtoft by Margaret Geraghty Margaret lives in the village of Langtoft in the Yorkshire Wolds. She recently took up painting as a release from the stresses of running her own training company. Her inspiration is Yorkshire’s wildlife and landscape, particularly the ever-changing colours.
Malham by Linda Mellin Linda who has a graphics background paints in acrylic and watercolour and is inspired by her love of Yorkshire; its seasons, the wildlife, the animals she works with and stunning countryside. Her leaning towards Graphic Design and love of country life is reflected in her paintings.
Untitled by Barbara Shaw This is Barbara’s first competition and is part of a local life drawing and painting group. She prefers to be outside, working quickly to capture the atmosphere and light and has come to love Yorkshire's beautiful landscape.
Untitled by Susan King Susan, a retired teacher, attended Sheffield College of Art where she studied painting and printmaking. Today she enjoys painting and walking the dog among other leisure activities.
Autumn Glory by Shelia Venamore Sheila’s preferred medium is acrylics, ink or paint; they lend themselves very well to my way of working, she says.'I love the Yorkshire landscape country or coast it is so stunning and there is usually a story or myth that I can weave into my paintings.'
Untitled by Lynn Ward Lynn grew up in Wensleydale and has always loved her surroundings and since she's been painting (20 years) it's been her biggest influence. 'The contrast between skies and fields is one of my favourites,' she says. Lynn under takes commissions which she says come in all shapes and sizes.
Untitled by John Wilby This is only the second time John has entered an art competition. The first was in 1976 aged 10 when. 'I painted a peregrine falcon in flight chasing a blackbird. I still have the picture. After 40 years, I thought it was about time I tried again!'
Untitled by Paul Marlor Paul honed his watercolour painting skills while running his graphics and sign design business. In 2007 he decided to paint full time. Watercolour is his preferred medium to capture the ever-changing mood of places he feels privileged to live in and visit.
Untitled by John Warburton John, a retired headteacher, lecturer and art teacher, trained at Sunderland College of Art and Sunderland College of Education where he specialised in fine art. He lives near Richmond and is inspired by the Yorkshire Dales landscape.
Untitled by Kate Wiggins Kate, 54, lives and works in York and has painted most of her adult life as a hobby. It helps her relax and switch off from the day�s work. She is a member of a local art group where she receives constructive criticism and support.
Untitled by J Barry Wilton-Middlemass Barry painted as a hobby before returning to retire in North Yorkshire where he now teaches painting techniques using watercolours, oils, and acrylics. He’s inspired by Yorkshire’s beautiful and diverse landscape.
Towards the end of last year we launched our first competition to find some of the most talented artists in the region and we were not disappointed with the response to our call out. In fact we were quite overwhelmed by the number of entries and exceptional standard of work.
Our lead judge gallery owner Ruth Worsman, from Limited 2 Art in Bawtry, said, as she looked through the entries: ‘A great mix of style and competence and interesting to see the different interpretation of the ‘landscape’ remit. It is an honour for Limited 2 Art to be involved in this project and to see the artistic direction of some of the contenders. In my opinion one of them has the merit to be commercially viable in the art market.’
We managed to whittle the number of entries down to a short list of 14 and will announce the winner and two runners-up in our April issue. Let us know your short list favourites. Just email email@example.com