SARAH Garforth’s exhibition of Upper Nidderdale and coastal scenes will open at Village Gallery, Colliergate, York, on December 3.
Wanderings is a new body of work focusing on the North Yorkshire reservoirs around Sarah’s home and favourite locations on the East Coast.
Sarah, a keen walker, works in a traditional way, collecting sketches out in the field and developing her ideas once back in the studio.
“Her aim with this new work is to try to bridge the gap between spontaneity and over-thought contrived work,” says Village Gallery owner Simon Main.
“By continuing to play with ideas, pieces can evolve, rather than have pre-determined elements.”
Sarah has introduced mixed media into the oils, using cold wax, marble dust, pigment sticks and gambasol, applied with spatulas, scrapers and knives, but no brush at all.
“By working in layers, it has allowed her to scrape and draw back into the paint, reconnecting to the original image,” says Simon.
A preview evening will be held on Monday, December 2, when Sarah will be on hand to discuss her work. Tickets are available from Simon at the gallery.
“Aside from our regularly changing art exhibitions, we are York’s official stockist of Lalique glass and crystal,” says Simon.
“We also sell a selection of art, craft, ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery, much of it being the work of local artists – and with Christmas around the corner, there’s lots to choose from.”
Sarah Garforth’s Wanderings will be on show until January 11 2020. Village Gallery’s opening hours are 10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday.