Fresh for her successful exhibition at Simonstone Hall in Wensleydale, The Old School Muker is very pleased to welcome the wonderful, abstract landscapes of Gill Waugh.
Gill’s work take us from the Yorkshire Dales to the Outer Hebrides, invoking the moods, atmosphere and beauty, they both share, lovingly worked in acrylic and ink …
… and the vibrant, abstract, style adds another stunning dimension to the range of work we showcase at The Old School.
Richard & Polly
Gill’s Artist Statement
The dreamlike mists on my home loch and the light and dark of our amazing weather are a constant source of wonder and inspiration; in the Yorkshire Dales, magical low-lying evening light draws me back time and time again, as do empty wet stretches of silvery sand in the Outer Hebrides…
I hope my work conveys the emotion I feel whilst looking at the subject – and that I’ve tried to record that delight when I’m back in my studio.
I create abstract landscapes, taking from the natural textures and colours which move me – whether it’s lichen on an ancient tree or feathery weed swirling in the clear water of our loch. I take endless closeup photos of such treasures and refer to them, initially, for inspiration in my paintings. I work by building up many layers of acrylic paint and letting brilliant inks flow into the textured surfaces – the chemistry between water-based and waterproof media is fascinating; although they repel each other at first, they come together as they dry, forming complex and organic patterns.
The Old School Muker is pleased to welcome the work of printmaker Rebecca Vincent into the Gallery.
In our quest to add printmakers to our portfolio we’ve visited many exhibitions and events, and Rebecca’s work has really stood out. We love its vibrancy, patterns and textures, and the work adds colour and originality to our gallery.
In the short time we’ve shown Rebecca’s giclee prints they’ve already proved to be extremely popular, and we plan to showcase limited edition prints of her etchings in the very near future. Watch this space!
The Old School is proud to showcase the wonderful ceramics of Charlotte Morrison, with jugs, vases and bowls from Charlotte’s blue and white porcelain Map collection, a “body of work, that through form & map inspired decoration, reflects ancient trails & roads across North Yorkshire used by drovers & packhorses.’
The contour vases represent some of Yorkshires most iconic hills including the three peaks, Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, Pen Hill and Swaledales own Buttertubs.
As keen walkers we love the map based theme of Charlotte’s work, and its simplicity and elegance. We sure you’ll love it too.
The Old School is delighted to showcase the work of Giles Davies, a new and welcome discovery for our little gallery in Swaledale. Through the medium of collage Gile’s creates images reminiscent of the fells and mountains that surround us, carefully matching the colours, textures and shapes of the scene with cuttings from colour magazines. Look from a distance and the collage blends together into a wonderful, vibrant landscape. Study more closely and you’ll find crowds of people, roads, cafes, flowers, lily ponds and tens of other abstract images, combining to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts.We think it’s wonderful, magical and quite unique stuff, and we’re sure you’ll think the same.