The Bridestones – Dalby Forest, on the North York Moors
The highly sculptured sandstone ‘Pepperpot’.
Ilkely – The Cow & Calf
I visted Ilkey last week, the first time since I was a teenager.
Recent Commission - The Water Cycle
Just some of 26 metre square framed pieces that form an exhibition on the water cycle for www.arup.com
The Hull Ferens ‘Open’ Exhibition
Pleased that I’ve had 2 pictures selected for this increasingly prestigious yearly event.
The Hull Tidal Surge Barrier & Sandsend Beach towards Whitby.
Free Art Exhibition, Sat 15 Feb – Sun 27 Apr 2014
I’ve recently completed the Grey Mare’s Tail & Loch Skeen with Mid Craig. A lovely part of the world
New for 2014
I’ve finally finished and delivered a series of 26 metre sized framed prints to Leeds. A commission for www.arup.com it”s my interpretation of the water cycle through a series of artworks using my reductive graphic language.
Throughout the summer of 2013, and informed by my road trips and the landscape around me, I have considered the many facets of water.
I explored new images resulting in a stripped, refined and re-imagined, often edging towards on graphic symbols. Much, I leave to our imagination.
The exhibition is due to be ‘Toured’ in the future.
New for 2014
A series of circles.
Art in the Pen – Skipton
I’ve just finished this little beauty of Goredale Scar in the Yorkshire Dales for this weekends ‘Art in The Pen’ at Skipton Auction Mart – Sat 17th & Sun 18th August 10am – 4pm www.artinthepen.org.uk
The Palace Art Fair – 2013 – with Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery
A lovely Art Fair set in the in Fulham Palace & its Grounds. I decided to give my recent reflectives an airing, plus my Ravenscar Roundels.
Recent Road Trip around France, Italy & Switzerland
Over 3,000 miles, towing our Touring Studio Caravan behind us. With no electrical gadgets, my art practice relied on good old fashioned drawing.
Scalby Mills – A Pub with a great view
Hot off the press I’ve been meaning to do this for a couple of years now.
A Homage to the early 20th Century Poster Designers
Small, framed gift pieces.
The Boatyard – Luxury housing development at Sandsend
Smiths Gore in York recently asked me to create a front cover for their brochures.
Filey Sea Front
Often people ask me how I create my designs, and they are surprised to learn that they are all hand drawn digitally, NOT created through photoshop. I often start off with an initial quick pen drawing in situ, just to get an essence of the landscape, before working it up back at the studio. Using photography purely as a reference and a memory jogger.
Touring Caravan Gallery
In future, you’ll be able to follow my work (and my wife’s) in our Touring Caravan Gallery. An old 1960′s Sprite caravan that we have turned into a gallery. Follow us on Facebook and find out where we’ll be taking it.
Just had some mugs produced, Coast & Countryside versions available £6 each
Hull Tidal Surge Barrier
This is the second time I’ve drawn this subject, this time I’ve tried to conjure up a scene at dusk.
Sandsend Beach – towards Whitby
I managed to make this work as a panoramic and my usual standard format.
These are available framed at £175 - roughly a metre wide.
The Spa Bridge – Scarborough
Years ago my wife and I started an Art Gallery with a great view of this bridge,
I’ve been meaning to do this view for some time now.
Mixing my Art with my Design
I was recently asked to create some new landscapes for some Honey labelling.
This particular brand created by Marcus Cordingly has been around for many years.
Let the Show Begin
Today is the start of my first major solo show – at the Gallery@Ryedale Folk Museum.
I’ve secured Arts Council funding in order to help me extend my practice, where I have been working on some interesting substrates such as Metal, vinyl and class 2 reflective signage. I’ve even had metal laser cut shapes, and symbols.
I’ll be doing a Talk about my work at Ryedale Folk Musem on Friday 15th 7-8pm
and prior to that one at Duckett & Jeffreys in Malton, Sunday 10th June 2-4pm where i’ll talk about my current ‘Linescape’ work.
Do come along if you can make it.
Or follow my BLOG – http://ianmitchellart.blogspot.co.uk
Just putting the finishing touches to my new show at Ryedale Folk Museum Gallery.
The Exhibition opens on 26th May and Runs until 8th July.
I’ll be doing a walk and talk at Duckett & Jeffreys Gallery, Malton on Sunday 10th June 3-4pm and at the Folk Museum on Friday 16th June 7-8pm
The new work builds on my recent motorway series, and I explore the possibility of a new motorway being built across the North York Moors, linking Thirsk with Whitby.
Do come along.
Or follow my Blog http://ianmitchellart.blogspot.co.uk
Another recent addition to my Wolds series, based on a barn between Fridaythorpe & Thixendale.
I’ve been revisiting the Yorkshire Wolds after a long absence, despite the fact I live in the heart of them. I’m currently designing a booklet for a trail around the Wolds for Beverley Tickton Grange Hotel. http://www.ticktongrange.co.uk
A view from the South side looking North towards the Brigg, there’s something about concrete that gets me every time.
Looking Northwards over Knipe Point towards Scarborough. Please ask about sizing & Pricing
I have just delivered a series of newly completed cards and prints of the North East and Northumberland to the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle.
A panoramic view of Whitby looking towards the Abbey
Just completed this new image which I’m thrilled with. It’s from the beach at Robin Hood’s Bay looking towards Ravenscar. I’m told the locals refer to the Bay as ‘Baytown’.
Drop me an email if you’d like one. firstname.lastname@example.org
Not only did I have 4 pieces accepted at the Ropewalks Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition, but was really pleased to see that one of my motorway pieces was given a highly Commended by the judges. www.the-ropewalk.co.uk
These pieces are 20cm x 20cm – unframed £60 – Ltd editions of 20
Drop me an email if you’d like one. email@example.com
I’m currently exhibiting in a Joint exhibition with Jacob de Graaf at www.duckettandjeffreys.com in Malton.
Paintings of architectural shapes and remembered places by Jacob sit alongside Ian’s vivid prints of reduced motorway bridges.
The Exhibition runs until 19th June.
NYOS. 130 artists, from all over North Yorkshire, will be opening their studios for the weekends of 10/11/12 and 18/19 June to visitors. This is my third year and feel honoured.
I shall be exhibiting and talking about my practice from my studio in Staithes.
Which is also available as a holiday cottage to rent. One Slip Top – Staithes.
I’ve recently been ‘cconnecting’ with Bridges as subject matter.
Iv’e just found out that the Theatre will be using an Image I created specially for their forthcoming Spring Programme of events. Prints of this image are available exclusively through Stephen Joseph Theatre.
I have had 2 pieces accepted in this years Open Exhibition at the Ferens in Hull. I have been accepted for a few consecutive years now, but never take it for granted as the standard is usually quite high. It’s usually a great show and well worth a visit. 12th February – 3rd April.
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