Work by Ian Scott Massie, Jane Burnley, Susie Perring, Jane Bevan, Leigh Shepherd & Rosie Scott Massie
Ian Scott Massie
Ian Scott Massie's work concentrates on portraying the personality of the landscape. The major themes of his paintings are the effect of light and weather on landscapes, which he portrays through the use of vivid colour. The Pennines, the Lake District and the abbeys, castles and ruins of the North of England are his favourite subjects. In many ways his work is a continuation of the themes which underpinned several artists of the British Romantic School of the 1930s – most notably Paul Nash and John Piper.
Working from her studio in Haworth, West Yorkshire Leigh creates a range of Resin Art Boxes and jewellery. A passion for upcycling and a desire to make affordable, quirky pieces has been her inspiration. 'I love to garden or go walking to collect leaves, seed and whatnot so I imagine this range will continue to grow!'
Jane is a contemporary artist and jewellery maker who lives and works in North Yorkshire. She turned to painting in the late 90s and exhibited for the first time in 1998 at the Leeds Arts Fair. Since then she has exhibited locally and regularly takes part in the North Yorkshire Open Studios event. She mainly paints in acrylics; landscapes and more spiritual work, but she also produces some mixed media pieces and has recently become interested in monoprinting.
Susie works almost entirely in aquatint making her etching process produce a tone on the plate rather than lines. Her prints start as photos blown up to grainy abstract shapes, she also experiments with photocopying to distort and blur textures and shapes. She then draws and paints on top before transferring them to her aquatint plates.
She currently shares a studio in London with other printmakers having graduated the London college of printing in 1967.
Jane is an artist using natural and found materials, particularly bark, thorns and twigs, which she gathers on daily walks in local woodlands. She carefully selects her materials and then uses traditional techniques of tying, stitching, twining, coiling and binding to make small sculptures and vessels.
She works from her home studio in Derbyshire and takes inspiration and materials from the local countryside.