Diane Lee-Metalsmith Jeweller
From her East Yorkshire Studio, Diane creates jewellery expressing the joy of time spent on the Wolds. She supplies galleries nationally and has a loyal customer following internationally.
Using traditional skills mixing silver, gold, copper and gemstones to create jewellery with forms and textures inspired by nature and narratives.
More than pretty adornment, it carries significance to the owner and is interwoven with stories inspired by the location. This jewellery is for individuals, each piece created with passion & integrity.
The symbolism of the hare occurs frequently within the pieces, expressing a free unconventional spirit within.
Inspiration comes not only from nature, the patient trees, the stars in the night sky and the elements; but from interesting people and the stories they tell. It is a translation of fables and memories into metal.
Diane believes in the importance of working with our hands and understands the health and wellbeing benefits this brings. In order to make this available to other people, she also runs a teaching studio based at Calf House Studios, Bishop Burton where likeminded people meet to make jewellery, drink tea and put the world to rights.
Find more of Diane's work at https://www.dianeleesilver.co.uk
Based in East Yorkshire, Martin Jones paints vibrant and compelling contemporary landscape paintings in his own distinctive style.
With a background in Art and Design Martin’s artistic flair was evident as a young boy, drawing and painting anything that was of interest.
Despite never having any formal art training, Nolon has been drawing all his life. As a child it was a passion he followed throughout school, and after taking a different turn to gain a degree in Mathematics from The University of Warwick, he soon returned to drawing. He began by specialising in human portraiture before moving onto drawing dogs. After a few years, Nolon decided it was time to move onto a subject which would give him more artistic freedom and so began drawing the local wildlife.
Each drawing can take anywhere from 30 to 100 hours to complete and Nolon has spent the last 10 years developing the skills and techniques which has resulted in his unique and instantly recognisable style. His approach is to give life and character to each of his subjects while achieving a high level of realism.
Gaining inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him, Nolon has gone on to create a large portfolio of work of both domestic and wild animals.
Working as a full-time artist based at his gallery in Masham in North Yorkshire, Nolon exhibits throughout North Yorkshire, attending many shows and exhibitions in the area. With an ever growing collectors base, both for his original artworks and limited edition prints, Nolon’s work can be found in homes and galleries throughout the UK. Find more of Nolon's work at https://www.nolonstacey.com
His paintings are inspired by the land and sea of the Yorkshire county.
Views of coastal seaside towns and harbour villages, rustic rural settings with nature in all it’s glory are all influences for his paintings.
Exploring the Yorkshire countryside or by the sea he collects ideas capturing the essence of that particular landscape in light, colour and composition, then returning to the Studio inspired by what he has seen ideas are sketched out ready for painting.
Clare has always been interested in art and all things creative, having tried her hand at a number of crafts including painting, sewing, knitting, patchwork, paper-making and sugar craft, but has throughout her life always wanted to return to painting. In 2000 an opportunity arose when her twin sister was looking to expand her own photography business and suggested that she could sell Clare's art. In December 2000 she started her own business 'Clare's Creations', selling her original paintings, cards and prints at craft shows and national garden shows such as Harrogate Flower Show, Malvern Flower Show and Tatton Park Flower Show.
Clare describes herself as a mixed media artist. She is a member of Walton Group of Artists, who have an annual exhibition in Walton, where Clare was voted 'best in show' in 2007 and 2013. Primarily her work is inspired by strong colours and nature, using inks and acrylics with texture.
The product range now consists of cards, prints, coasters and of course original works. In 2008 Clare was successful in agreeing a licensing agreement for eight Christmas cards. She is happy to undertake commissions.
Tim, her husband, provides a bespoke picture framing service. Without Tim's help and patience she would not be able to continue to pursue her dream.
Contact Clare or Tim to discuss your art or framing requirements.
Telephone: 01937 583399 or visit http://www.clarescreations.co.uk