Throughout the summer, Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens hosts a series of art exhibitions both in the tea room and the garden showcasing local artists.
All the artists are selected because their work fits in with our focus of plants, wildlife and landscape that we promote throughout the garden.
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The art exhibitions are open during normal opening times and regular admission price applies for the garden, although visitors are welcome to come to the tea room and admire the exhibitions, without paying to go round the garden.
Art Exhibitions 2019
April – Wildlife Prints by Anna Nelson
Anna is a printmaker and designer who works in a variety of mediums including Screen print, Lino, Risograph and Block print. Her work explores her surroundings, be that nature or the city. She likes to experiment with patterns and apply those to surfaces, mixing precise carved or drawn details with rough, abstract elements.
You can see more of her work from Etsy shop.
May – All about Flowers with L’atelier Natalia Willmott
Natalia is an art dealer and decorator who finds unusual, one of a kind pieces to enhance your interiors.
She will be showcasing wall art from the 1920’s onwards from different artists and designers.
Flowers and plants have been studied and used to create designs- you will see watercolours and gouaches in different styles but all painted with great skill and fabulous colour combinations.
To see more of L’atelier visit https://nataliawillmott.co.uk
June – Watercolours by Rachel McNaughton
We are always delighted to exhibit the watercolours of Leeds based artist Rachel McNaughton. Rachel’s biography tells us more about her inspiration:
“Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant source of inspiration.
I work from life, or from my own photographs but both are merely a starting point and many paintings are created from a combination of various images.
Watercolour presents the artist with many unexpected “ accidents” and often shapes that appear in initial washes become suggested flowers and so a painting often chooses its own path to completion.
Over time my work has moved away from botanical accuracy into a more expressive style and become looser with runs and dribbles becoming part of the process of creating the image.
You can read more about Rachel here
July – Jane Duke Prints
We are delighted that Jane will be back exhibiting at Stillingfleet Lodge this summer. Jane is a printmaker and painter based in York. She uses relief and intaglio methods, including collagraph, linocut, woodblock and drypoint etching. Her subject matter is places, wildlife and daily life in Yorkshire.
Many of our visitors will know Jane from her York open studio and this is another opportunity to see her lovely prints first hand.
August – Anna Cook and Amy Clyfan
Anna Cook – Paper Cuts. Anna is a self-taught paper cutter with a background in design and printmaking.
When creating a new design, Anna usually seeks inspiration from contemporary surface and pattern design along with a fascination for the details in old botanical illustrations.
The depth in Anna’s 3-d work is created with intricately cut sheets of paper, usually with a focal point of woodland animals, birds or quirky buildings.
You can see more of Anna’s work here
The second of the artists exhibiting in the tea room this August is Amy Clyfan.
She is a contemporary painter based in York. Her paintings celebrate the everyday, and often include daily objects, plant life, pottery and natural forms. Texture, colour and form remain an integral part of her work.
Sculptures in the Garden
After a couple of years absence we are delighted that Chris Moss will be exhibiting more of her wire sculptures in the garden in August 2019.
Her workshops here are always eagerly awaited and we know that our visitors will love seeing her larger works in the naturalistic setting of Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens.
September – Bird Painted on Feathers by Linda Taylor
Linda’s inspiration comes from nature and walking in landscapes world wide. She has been experimenting with painting on real feathers, having seen the indigenous South American people painting on dream catchers. Her feather paintings capture the imagination, linking the art to the spirit of the birds.
Linda is a member of York Art Society and will be exhibiting some of her other works too.
See more on her Facebook page
Here is a selection of the artists and art that have been on display at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens over the last four years. We will be welcoming some of them back in 2019.