The Christmas Crackers Art & Gift Exhibition at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse is a show that will appeal to most tastes, including paintings by Mark Sofilas, Paul Talbot-Greaves, Catherine McGrath, Matt Turner, Paul Dene Marlor, Michael Abrams, and prints by Kate Lycett.
In addition the gallery is showing a range of sculpture, ceramics, mixed media artwork, limited edition prints, photography and jewellery by over 20 artists and designer-makers, ideal if you’re on the lookout to treat yourself or for a special gift for loved ones this Christmas.
Highlights of the show include gallery favourite, Paul Talbot-Greaves, who is showing 8 new works depicting moorland landscapes. Gallery owner Steven Lord commented, “His evocative depictions of the high Pennines show his mastery of watercolour technique and I know that his many followers are very keen to see them.”
Mark Sofilas, who is originally from Australia, has carved out an enviable reputation for colourful Yorkshire scenes. His latest works depict Hebden Bridge, the East Coast and Swaledale. He commented, “I find constant inspiration in the English coast and landscape with the changing light constantly creating different moods. Being brought up in Australia I look at the Yorkshire scenery with a fresh eye. I find it very inspiring.”
Matt Turner, who is a relatively new artist from Brighouse, continues to enhance his reputation with this latest body of work. Steven Lord commented “His Pennine snow scenes really capture the atmosphere of a winter walk. Are we seeing the new Peter Brook?”
Sheryl Roberts is another favourite of the gallery. Her impressionist landscapes have huge skies, depicted in dramatic pastel tones, which are calming to the eye and can draw the viewer into the swirls of light. Sheryl’s latest body of work is directly inspired by the changing chaotic skies in landscapes loosely based on the Dales.
Catherine McGrath who is famous for her mill town scenes, has new work on show, whilst newcomer Fiona Plaisted is showing beautifully detailed paintings of cats, hares and birds. Michael Abrams is displaying a selection of East Coast scenes and Paul Dene Marlor has a range of very reasonably priced local sketches on show.
The exhibition is on now and will run until Christmas. It is free to enter. The Harrison Lord Gallery will also be featuring works by Peter Brook from the 26th November. For more details of these exhibitions see www.harrisonlord.co.uk or ring 01484 722462