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Art and Craft with Local Heart
At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting local gallery and small creative arts and crafts businesses if you do, as well as finding something different and special this Christmas.
Painting by Tim Burns, Emma Dunbar, Graham Evernden, Sally Anne Fitter, Debbie George, Susie Lidstone, Fiona Millais, Vicky Nigoumi, Fiona Pearce, Victoria Potts, Ray Sheldon, Alexander Randall, Virginia Ray, Catherine Warren and Suzanne Winn.
Limited edition prints by Neil Bousfield, Ann Burnham, Janet Curley Cannon, Caroline Jackman, Jane Peart, Tessa Pearson, Hugh Ribbans and Jenny Seddon.
Sculpture by Celia Allen, Marina Baumgail, Gin Durham, Faye Mayo, Liane Matthews, David Mayne, Ilona Sulikova, Gwen Vaughan and Ed Willis.
Ceramics by Alice Funge, Adele Goulty, Richard Heeley, Claire Lardner Burke, Hilke MacIntyre, Rhian Malin, Jode Pankhurst, Bryony Rich, Katalin Szallas and Charlotte Voaden.
Jewellery by Ruta Brown, Shimara Carlow, Kaya Cohen, Rebecca Halstead, Rachel Jones, Losa Lou, Angie Mehew, Guy Royle, Thea Smartt Hen, Katie Timson and Melanie Tomlinson.
Festive decoration by Fleur Grenier and Susan Trevor.
Woodwork by Kevin Stamper and Surrey Woodsmiths.
Glass by Theo Brooks.
Textiles by Miss Knit Knat.
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Debbie George's work is a celebration of her passion for flowers and the objects with which she surrounds herself - from ceramics to fruits, feathers and stones. Landscape is an important influence that underlies her paintings, whether they are of particular places or still-life compositions.
Frequently Debbie George assembles flowers or objects within the foreground of a painting and sets them against a far landscape, so that you sense a domestic space opening out into nature: both spaces are revealed with surprising clarity and with a perspective that is uniquely the artist's own. The carefully selected objects - some found or given, others acquired especially for painting - are equally carefully positioned, to the extent that the space between them, or emptiness around them, is highly resonant.
Working with the ancient medium of gesso, with which she primes her panels, Debbie George builds up layer upon layer of paint creating a wonderful luminosity and depth that she reveals by scratching into and through the layers: an inscribing that she also uses to emphasise form. By doing so she expresses subtle tonal and sculptural qualities. This body of work is influenced by the landscape and surroundings of her home in the hills of West Yorkshire; beaches in Norfolk and Scotland and Cornwall. Their varied landscape forms and qualities of light drift through Debbie George's paintings, which although sometimes small in size, have a richness and intensity that far exceeds their scale.
Curator, Yorkshire Sculpture Park