2 October 2012

Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes in North Yorkshire was the beautiful harbour location for my latest pop up exhibition. I was invited to take part in the first ever Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage. Property owner Alice (below) invited me into her enchanting fisherman's cottage to exhibit my work for the weekend. 
Greeted with a strong cup of Yorkshire tea, cake and with the warm glow of the log burning stove, I knew this would be a good weekend. The lovingly refurbished cottage still retained all of its charm and the village setting would be equally as interesting to the visitors as the exhibitions themselves. My little display was one of over 50 venues as part of the event which included arts, music, heritage and food. 

During the week it was a pleasure to meet resident Staithes artist Rob Shaw who's work I much admire. If you are ever in the Staithes Gallery his work is worth a look as it really captures the essence of Staithes.

If you missed this years event, I am sure after the first years success it will be on again next year. For those interested in any of my North Yorkshire paintings you can find them in the Artsbank gallery in Saltburn and you can find my prints and greetings cards on my website:-) 

Thomas & Rocky on Scarborough Beach. 
Limited edition print  £100 from my webshop.