Insight: A Group 7 Exhibition

1 August - 25 August 2012


This show features work by Pauline Meade, Mark Sofilas, Cath Brooke, Peter Ellis, Sue Atkinson, Kath Tarpy, Janine Denby and Jane Burgess.

The selection of 7 artists, collectively known as ‘Group 7’, all of whom are members of ‘Leeds Fine Artists’ . LFA is an artist-led group that was was founded in 1874 as ‘The Leeds Fine Arts Club’. Over the years many well-known and accomplished artists have been members. Today, their ranks are mainly comprised of professional artists who make their living through a combination of arts related activities.

All works in this exhibition are for sale.

                           


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Exhibition Catalogue

- Cath Brooke -

Bradford Roofs

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
48cm x 59cm

£220.00

Headingley Roofs

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
48cm x 59cm

£220.00

Leeds Arena I

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
48cm x 59cm

£220.00

Leeds Arena II

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
48cm x 59cm

£220.00

Leeds Civic Hall

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
50cm x 50cm

£220.00

Leeds Rooftops VII

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
54cm x 54cm

£220.00

Leeds Rooftops III

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
54cm x 54cm

£220.00

Leeds Town Hall

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
50cm x 50cm

£220.00

Leeds Rooftops VIII

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
49cm x 85cm

£260.00

Regeneration V

Cath Brooke
Drypoint and Monoprint
48cm x 59cm

£220.00

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- Jane Burgess -

A Glimpse of the Sea

Jane Burgess
40cm x 30cm
Oil on canvas

£325.00

A Street in Alcudia

Jane Burgess
32.5cm x 25cm
Watercolour on paper

£295.00

Dusk, Asturias

Jane Burgess
27.5cm x 21cm
Oil on canvas

£295.00

Hamlet, Asturias

Jane Burgess
30cm x 23cm
Watercolour on paper

£295.00

Looking towards Albania 2

Jane Burgess
30cm x 24cm
Oil on canvas

£295.00

Rainy night, Chapel Hill 2

Jane Burgess
45cm x 35cm
Oil on canvas

£475.00

Red Doors, Selva de Mar

Jane Burgess
49cm x 35cm
Watercolour on paper

£475.00

Storm on the M62

Jane Burgess
58cm x 43cm
Oil on canvas

£495.00

Taverna Window, Corfu

Jane Burgess
35cm x 25cm
Watercolour on paper

£295.00

Moorland Track 1

Jane Burgess
29cm x 23 cm
Oil on canvas

£305.00

Attic Windows 2

Jane Burgess
50cm x 39cm
Oil on Canvas

£495.00

Delph from Heights

Jane Burgess
21.5cm x 18cm
Oil on Canvas

£275.00

Houses, Casares

Jane Burgess
30cm x 25cm
Watercolour on paper

£295.00

Looking Towards Albania 1

Jane Burgess
30cm x 24cm
Oil on canvas

£295.00

Looking Towards Albania 3

Jane Burgess
30cm x 24cm
Oil on canvas

£295.00

Path to Digley

Jane Burgess
21.5cm x 17.5cm
Oil on canvas

£275.00

Town House, Luarca

Jane Burgess
22cm x 34cm
Watercolour on paper

£295.00

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- Janine Denby -

After the Bingo

Janine Denby
28cm x 20cm
Collagraph

£160.00

Beyond the Square, Going Home II

Janine Denby
45cm x 45cm
Collagraph with metal leaf

£400.00

Birds Eye View, City Street I,

Janine Denby
70cm x 41cm
Collagraph

£500.00

City Statues II

Janine Denby
76cm x 53cm
Collagraph

£600.00

Leeds City Markets, End of the Day II

Janine Denby
45cm x 45cm
Collagraph with metal leaf

£400.00

The Quiet Old Corner

Janine Denby
59cm x 42cm
Collagraph

£420.00

Towards the City II

Janine Denby
35cm x 22cm
Collagraph

£180.00

Walking Through the Square

Janine Denby
32cm x 32cm
Collagraph

£160.00

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- Kath Tarpy -

Moorland Cloud

Kath Tarpy
36" x 28"
Acrylic on canvas

£595.00

Tall Skies 7

Kath Tarpy
12" x 31"
Acrylic on canvas

£395.00

Tall Skies 8

Kath Tarpy
12" x 31"
Acrylic on canvas

£395.00

White Cloud

Kath Tarpy
20" x 16"
Acrylic on canvas

£350.00

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- Mark Sofilas -

Hebden Bridge Stroll

Mark Sofilas
Oil on wood panel
24“ x 16”

£795.00

Homage to Hockney I

Mark Sofilas
Oil on board
36” x 24”

£1600.00

Homage to Hockney II

Mark Sofilas
Oil on board
36” x 24”

£1600.00

Northern Lights

Mark Sofilas
Oil on canvas
24” x 24”

£975.00

Northern Village II

Mark Sofilas
Oil on canvas
36” x 24”

£1100.00

On the Path to Spring

Mark Sofilas
Oil on wood panel
36” x 24”

£1100.00

The New Shed

Mark Sofilas
Oil on canvas
30” x 20”

£1100.00

The White Gate

Mark Sofilas
Oil on wood panel
24” x 18”

£875.00

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- Pauline Meade -

Huddersfield Canal

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
34cm x 39cm

Unframed price £130

£180.00

High Tide, Guernsey

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
35cm x 40cm

Unframed price £130

£180.00

Incoming Tide, Cornwall

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
35cm x 40cm

Unframed price £130

£180.00

Shady Tree, Panauti

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
32cm x 42cm

Unframed price £130

£180.00

Thrift and Sea Campion

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
30cm x 30cm

Unframed price £90

£140.00

Primroses on the Cliff Path

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
30cm x 30cm

Unframed price £90

£140.00

Under the Pipal Tree

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
38cm x 51cm

Unframed price £160

£220.00

Way to the Moors

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
34cm x 39cm

Unframed price £130

£180.00

Willows at Kagbeni

Pauline Meade
Linoprint
38cm x 51cm

Unframed price £160

£220.00

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- Peter Ellis -

Convolution

Peter Ellis
90cm x 117cm
Acrylic on canvas

£1950.00

Cragside

Peter Ellis
74cm x 74cm
Acrylic on canvas

£650.00

Lakeside

Peter Ellis
91cm x 117cm
Acrylic on canvas

£1700.00

Over the Top

Peter Ellis
150cm x 120cm
Acrylic on canvas

£1950.00

Ridgeway

Peter Ellis
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 120cm

£1250.00

Scar

Peter Ellis
Acrylic on canvas
100cm x 120cm

£1800.00

The White Barn

Peter Ellis
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 71cm

£750.00

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- Sue Atkinson -

A Winters Day

Sue Atkinson
Oil on canvas
50cm x 50cm

£950.00

Beach Babies, Runswick

Sue Atkinson
Acrylic on canvas
19cm x 19cm

£475.00

Christmas Eve

Sue Atkinson
Acrylic on canvas
26cm x 30cm

£675.00

Fishermen, Runswick Bay

Sue Atkinson
Oil on canvas
12cm x 14cm

£775.00

Moorland Racers

Sue Atkinson
Acrylic on canvas
26cm x 30cm

£650.00

Paddling, Sandsend

Sue Atkinson
Acrylic on canvas
40cm x 40cm

£850.00

Safe Harbour

Sue Atkinson
Oil on canvas
30cm x 30cm

£740.00

Snowy Playground

Sue Atkinson
Oil on canvas
40cm x 50cm

£875.00

Tideline, Runswick Bay

Sue Atkinson
Oil on canvas
36cm x 46cm

£850.00

Wild Cherries in Spring

Sue Atkinson
Acrylic on canvas
13cm x 19cm

£395.00

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Artist Biographies

CATH BROOKE

I studied Fine Art at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Rural and urban landscapes provide the starting point for my prints. I sketch in all weathers and the elements play a large part in defining the spirit of my work. I like to include buildings in my work, to give a sense of history and place; a human connection to the landscape and spaces around us. I am increasingly interested in industrial spaces. Industries that are part of our heritage and buildings that have had a variety of uses from industry to city living. Many of my images are taken from urban landscapes that have been neglected and left to decay. Once stunning buildings that have come to the end of their useful life.

I am also interested in composition and creating a balance between what I have seen and sketched and the natural rhythms of lines and tones across the printed surface. The original image may change as the process of print-making takes over and my concerns turn to mark-making, balance, composition, mood and movement within each piece. I currently mainly use monoprint, collagraph, drypoint and screen printing techniques often combining the techniques together. I usually only print an edition of 4 or 5 prints.

JANE BURGESS

My work is a personal expression of the world around me. I aim to encourage the viewer to take delight in unconventional subject matter and see things with a new eye. I am particularly excited by the effects of light in the landscape – reflections, shadows, and patterns formed on textural surfaces. I make sketches and take photographs for reference. I work in various media. Watercolour particularly appeals to me because of its immediacy of use and the luminosity of its colours, but when working outside ‘alla prima’ I prefer to use oils .They give me better control over colour and enable me to produce small finished paintings in one sitting. I carry out larger oil paintings in the studio.

JANINE DENBY

I take my inspiration from things that interest me in my immediate environment. This can be anything from landscape to old boots or car headlights in a storm. I am primarily a printmaker, however, initial explorations into an idea always use drawing, painting and mixed media.

Recent work reflects my experiences in the midst of the urban night. Strong tonal contrasts, vivid colour and rich texture celebrate the fleeting interplay of light upon architectural forms and rapidly changing reflections flickering elusively on wet ground. These works are inspired by city people and explore the ways in which they move through, interact with or even avoid their immediate environment. My preferred medium is the collagraph, a printmaking process that involves adhering textured materials onto a card base. The resultant block is inked ‘intaglio’ and printed onto damp paper through an etching press. I trained in Graphic Arts at Leeds Metropolitan University then went on to specialise in printmaking and in 2003 obtained a Masters Degree from Bradford University.

KATH TARPY

Local environment provides a never ending source of inspiration from the urban icons and buildings of city life to the moody changeable Yorkshire skies and surrounding Pennine moors. Originally a printmaker Kath over the past 6 years has work solely as a painter using acrylic paint on both canvas and paper. Kath was born in Keighley and studied at both Bradford and Loughborough gaining an Honours degree in Fine art before going on to receive an M.A in fine art at Leeds Metropolitan university.

MARK SOFILAS

Mark Sofilas was born in Western Australia in 1961. After obtaining his diploma in graphic design (specialising in illustration). Mark began his professional career in 1981 as a freelance artist. He has worked in the advertising, publishing and editorial industries in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. Having worked as an illustrator / artist for over 20 years, Mark relocated to the UK in 2008 where he now paints full time from his studio in Leeds. Mark is an exhibiting member of Leeds Fine Artists and his work is shown & sold in galleries throughout Yorkshire & the North of England. He has had successful joint & solo exhibitions with The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, The Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse & Look Gallery at Helmsley to name a few.

I am a self- taught painter. My work is inspired by the idiosyncrasies of the northern English and Scottish landscape and I aim to bring to my painting the fresh perspective of someone who originates from a very different environment. I enjoy exploring textures, colour and the intrinsic geometry of the natural world. I work primarily in oils on canvas or on wood; my use of colour is bold, direct and challenges the viewer to consider familiar landscapes in a different way.

PAULINE MEADE

I studied art, design and printmaking at Huddersfield Technical College and Leeds Metropolitan University, (BA Hons. 1st 1994). Printmaking remains the main focus of my artwork and inspiration is from landscape, natural environment, and architectural features in the landscape. Starting from drawings and watercolour paintings made on location, I use these in my studio to develop hand made prints, mainly multicoloured linoprints, and monochrome etchings, in small limited editions. Subject matter ranges from detail of plants, to standing stones, castles and temples, and the wider land or seascape. Recent work is also influenced by Norse mythology and its view of the natural world.

PETER ELLIS

Peter’s work is intuitive, it just ‘happens’ and develops as he paints but the influences, which he claims are unconscious, appear to come from wide open landscapes: impressions absorbed from years of walking in the Yorkshire Dales in all weathers. The images grow on the canvas and change as they progress towards a satisfactory balance of shape, line and colour culminating in strong statements suggesting powerful, beautiful natural form. Peter Ellis attended Morley Grammar School and then studied at The School of Art, Batley for four years. He has always painted since student days and has exhibited widely over a long period of years. Peter’s current studio is a purpose built extension to his home.

SUE ATKINSON

Sue Atkinson paints in her studio in Wakefield and on the beach at Runswick Bay. She is a member of Leeds Fine Artists and the Fylingdales Group of Artists. Her achievements include being South Yorkshire Artist of the Year, winning the Manchester Academy Small Picture Award and joint first prize at the Hull Ferens Open Exhibition. She has also won awards in the Discerning Eye Exhibition, London, the Laing Landscape Prize, and at the Royal Waltercolour Society Open Exhibition. In London Sue has shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolour, the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the Singer and Friedlander Sunday Times Watercolour Competition.

I like to paint people and I like to paint landscapes. Even better, a combination. Painting on site is quickest and most exciting. Painting in the studio allows the imagination more rein. So its a win win situation! Both are very rewarding. Often I start a painting on site and continue in the studio. All in all, the whole process is an adventure. I’m never sure at the beginning what will appear by the end. And if the picture contains that extra little dash of magic, then I’m happy.


Admission is free

Monday - Friday
8am - 6pm

Saturday
10am - 5pm

Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

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