Monday, 30 September 2013

St Michael le Belfrey Exhibitors

Here's details of some of the independent artists and members of YAS you can expect to see at St Michael le Belfrey this Friday and Saturday in support of the Never Give Up Group who strive to tackle the problems of homelessness in our city.

From Bridlington, we have Fred Corrigan - a frequent exhibitor at the Open Air exhibitions each summer - and Ken Attack, a painter of landscapes. 

Further North along the coast at Filey, Janet Pell specialises in close studies of sea birds in their natural environment.

From York itself we have a number of artists, including
  • travelling illustrator Ric Liptrot who designed the poster you can see here.  
  • bold colourful modern art from Phil Dodsworth
  • floral artworks from Margaret Dale
  • animal portraits from Caroline Lewis
  • original prints by John Dawick
  • oils and acrylics by Christine Richardson and June Bone
  • still life and drawings from Chris Dewire
  • a selection of works by Lin Taylor
So come along and say hello, buy a picture or otherwise support this event. 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Peregrine Falcon by Lin Taylor

Peregrine Falcon
(painted on 3 Sparrow Hawk feathers)
Lin Taylor

Latest work from Lin Taylor, one of the artists appearing at St Michael le Belfrey this coming weekend. 
Lin is an extremely versatile artist who turns her hand to many styles and subjects, but favours landscapes in watercolour or pen & wash.  Accompanying husband Ron on his global bird spotting tours, Lin has recently taken up painting avian subjects  in acrylics on feathers - as seen in the example above.  A number of works from this popular series was recently exhibited at Mermaid and Miller in Swinegate, York.

You can see other work by Lin here and here

St Michael le Belfrey - Next Weekend !

Two day Art & Pottery Exhibition at St Michael le Belfrey in the shadow of the Minster. 

Featuring many local artists and potters, including Ric Liptrot who illustrated the promotional poster below.

More details at these links :

A number of YAS members are also exhibiting here, including Lin Taylor and Chris Dewire.

Monday, 23 September 2013

October Demonstration

The next demonstration in our winter programme takes place on Saturday 12th October at 2:00pm at the usual venue of Christchurch Hall, Stockton Lane, York.  Entry is free for members and £5 for guests.

Geoff Kersey will be producing a snowy landscape in watercolour.  You can see some of Geoff's work at this link where you can also buy his DVDs and books.

Don't forget to check out our demonstration page to see what else is happening this season.

Friday, 20 September 2013

September Demonstration

After the summer break, the winter programme of art demonstrations kicks off tomorrow with landscapes in pastel by Graham Laughton.   Go to for examples of Graham's art.

The venue is the usual place, Christchurch Hall, Stockton Lane, York, starting at 2:00pm with free entry for YAS members.  Guests are welcome to attend for only £5 entrance fee.

You can find more details of this season's programme on our demonstrations page.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Mermaid and Miller Exhibition

Phil Hart is exhibiting at Mermaid & Miller, so will have a solo show for all of October. Hope some of our members will be able to visit.


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Work acquired by Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Seizure at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

In 2008, contemporary artist Roger Hiorns oversaw the creation of one of most unique works of art in recent memory by pumping over 74,000 litres of copper sulphate solution into a condemned London flat. The result saw the building’s interior coated with otherworldly blue crystals that formed on the walls, floor, ceiling, and even a bathtub.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

October Self Help Group

A reminder that the next self help group meeting is 26th October 2013. 
Come along and paint with other members of YAS, exchanging help and advice to improve your skills in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
The venue for is St Andrew's Church Hall, Bishopthorpe . The day runs from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Entry is just £6 to cover the hire of the hall.   Free coffee and tea are provided, but bring some lunch.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

198th Exhibition Posters, Flyers and Entry Forms

The 198th Autumn Exhibition is rapidly approaching.  Exhibition Posters, Flyers and Event Cards will be available at our meeting on the 21st of September - but if you can't wait until then, PDF versions can be downloaded from this blog now, using the links below.


To obtain any or all of these:
  • simply left click on the file you require and a new page will open
  • click on the orange 'Slow Download' button at the left of that page (this option is free of charge. Do not use the other buttons on that page.  )

  • you can then choose to "open" to read on screen or "save" to copy the file to your computer

Your downloaded file will be in a PDF format that can be read by most computers with Adobe Acrobat.