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Yew Tree Gallery


current show


10th September – 26th October 2019
Tues – Sat 10.30 – 5pm

This theme reflects the impact Climate Change may have on islands around the world and the life they sustain.

Mark Hearld

Sandpipers collage

Mark Hearld

MARK HEARLD embraces the world of nature.  Animals and birds, plants and flowers are tirelessly observed and then interpreted through the flowing lines of his painting and collage.  Although based in York, Mark frequently travels to the Scottish isles and revels in the varied wildlife there – a fulfilling source for his work.

Versatile and masterly in whatever medium he chooses, Mark has delighted his many followers over the years since his M.A. in Natural History illustration at the Royal College of Art. His practice encompasses painting, collage, lithography, linocut printing, fabric design, book illustration and slip-ware decorated ceramics.

Mark Hearld

Owl plate 2 Bird plate

Mark Hearld

Turnstone collage   29.7 x 42cm

Mark Hearld

Jackdaw collage I  30x30cm Jackdaw collage 2 30 x 30cm

Mark Hearld

Woodpigeon collage

Mark Hearld

Hare 1 Hare 3

Mark Hearld

Red Squirrel in painted frame

Mark Hearld

Glade collage  50 x 65cm Chestnut Pony in landscape

Mark Hearld

Fox 56 x 75cm

Mark Hearld

Owl Platter Barn owl collage   56 x 75cm

This is a selection of Mark’s work: more images  in the exhibition can be sent via email.


Alex Malcolmson

Rain Goose    26 x 70 x 20cm

Alex Malcolmson

As a Shetlander, ALEX MALCOLMSON, learned the lore of the sea and all things maritime from an early age.  A fascination with folk and naïve art, as well as his studies at Edinburgh College of Art, led to his skills in working with wood and other materials to create his unique ‘box-works’ ~ 3-dimensional wall-hung tableaux. Much collected too are his life-size carved, constructed and painted bird sculptures.  In these he uncannily captures the essence of each creature and gives it dignity.

ALEX MALCOLMSON

North East Light    38 x 35 x4cm Harbour Light    36 x 32 x 3cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Restricted Area    28 x 50 x 9cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Goldfinch   18 x 17 x 12cm Curlew 54 x 50 x 9cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Cormorant 90 x 90 x 60cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Arctic Char     16 x 48 x 6cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Redshank 43 x 44 x 11cm Pentland Firth 45 x 55 x 11cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Wild Swan 90 x 50 x 25cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Raven 61 x 60 x 23cm Turnstone  23 x 25 x 10cm

ALEX MALCOLMSON

Fula ou Foula  16 x 24 x 5cm

Further images in Alex’s exhibition collection can be seen if you email Gilly


Robina Jack

Past the Lighthouse   painting on wood 24 x 33cm

Robina Jack

ROBINA JACK is much attracted to islands and faraway places ~ not least for studying  indigenous animals and birds, and those that appear to be in rapid decline.  These she uses as central subjects in her beautifully patterned ceramic dishes and platters, painted in singing colours.  Living near the Essex marshes, she also draws her imagery from a love of sea-faring, birds and domestic creatures, often expressing their playful nature.  A recent departure is painting on found wood, often in the style of the early naïve painters of schooners and tall ships.

Robina Jack

Zebra bowl  23cm diam Wagtail bowl  29cm diam

Robina Jack

Tiger rectangular dish   23 x 29cm

Robina Jack

Big old Pigeon platter   35cm diam Guinea Fowl platter   35cm diam

Robina Jack

Dog on Bed of Flowers oval platter 29 x 36

Robina Jack

‘One of my Wallies’ 25 x 29cm ‘One of my Wallies II’  25 x 29cm

Robina Jack

Polar Bear

Robina Jack

The Last Two? 24 x 39cm

Robina Jack

Bird on a Bough    25.5 x 29.5cm Dappled Bull  31 x 37cm  

 


TERRY SHONE

Leaping Hare

Terry Shone

Animals depicted in a very different way appear in the ceramic work of TERRY SHONE.
A lifelong interest in traditional country slipwares and C19th Staffordshire ceramic models and flatbacks has led to his contemporary interpretation – with a humorous twist – of images in a similar vein.  The exacting and skilful process involves thrown, slab-built and modelled forms which Terry decorates with coloured slips and glazes, often reworking them over several firings with enamels and lustres.  These historic techniques, used in new ways, lead to the freshness and authenticity of traditional pottery albeit essentially of our times.

TERRY SHONE

Bird on a Branch Blackbird on a Tree  

TERRY SHONE

Smart Dog-Green Collar

TERRY SHONE

Tiger Lion  

TERRY SHONE

Swimming Fish plate Swimming Fish plate 2  

TERRY SHONE

Proud Fox Reclining Dog 

TERRY SHONE

Blackbird in a Glade

 


SUE MARSHALL

Indigo & gorse dyed Zig Zag rug   49 x 35”

Sue Marshall

Sea and earth colours in SUE MARSHALL’s tapestry-woven rugs and cushions hark back to her Scandinavian roots as well as to the hues of Cornwall where she now lives.  Sue uses mainly Swedish wools and linens which she dyes in madder, indigo and the colours of the abundant plants and lichens growing around her wooden house on the Penwith peninsula. Her colour sense and designs are inspired mainly from Scandinavian sources, although touches of Peruvian and Navajo imagery also creep into the patterns she weaves.

SUE MARSHALL

Gorse & Indigo Madder & Comfrey & natural sheep wool

SUE MARSHALL

High twist yarn on linen warp

SUE MARSHALL

Woven cushions in Swedish wool

SUE MARSHALL

Woven cushion, Swedish wool Madder, comfrey, purple cushion 

 


Guy Royle

silver & gold bangles GR378, 377, 376

Guy Royle

Exquisite new work from GUY ROYLE illustrates his skill as a master craftsman as well as the artistry of his designs. He etches, incises, inlays and carves precious metals and semi-precious stones to create silver and gold jewellery of great presence – and a joy to wear. The marks and patterns he inscribes in his work often resonate with those in the adornments of primitive man, whilst also being uniquely contemporary.

guy royle

GR381 silver petal necklace 49cm GR380 silver & carnelian drop necklace 49cm

Guy Royle

18ct gold, silver brooches GR372, 373;  371, 370, 369

Guy Royle

Earrings GR365, 363, 361, 367

guy royle

gold earrings GR385 green agate& lapis;  GR386 yellow agate & carnelian;  GR387 turquoise & lapis

Guy Royle

GR375  Silver chain 1m 30cm long

Guy Royle

GR382 smokey quartz & silver necklace 54cm GR383 silver & ammonite necklace 87cm

Guy Royle

GR351 Black, green, agate, silver

Guy Royle

GR362, 356, 359, 366 GR364, 357, 360, 368

 


BRONWEN GWILLIM

BG1 Grey Bangle, BG2 Yellow fossil quant earrings, small
BG3 Fossil stud earrings, BG4 Fossil pendant

Bronwen Gwillim

Jewellery in a very different vein is the work of BRONWEN GWILLIM.  Elegant and sculptural in form, it is derived from recycled industrial plastics. She imbues these soulless materials with character by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand. The final appearance is akin to sea-washed pebbles and alludes to the fact that these non-biodegradable materials will be washed up on our shores for years to come – a sad reflection on the state of our oceans. Bronwen trained as a jeweller and uses traditional hand tools and techniques. All these one-off pieces are made slowly, in stark contrast to high speed mass production associated with modern plastics.

BRONWEN GWILLIM

BG5 Blue, grey bangles
BG6 Blue big/odd earrings
BG7 Pebble fibula brooch
BG8 Yellow, mid-grey bangles
BG9Yellow big/odd earrings

BRONWEN GWILLIM

BG10 Stacked pebble necklace; BG11 Knotted necklace

BRONWEN GWILLIM

BG12Large Yellow quant fossil earrings
BG13 Fossil pendant
BG14 Big, odd earrings 

BRONWEN GWILLIM

BG15 Yellow bangle
BG16 Yellow odd earrings
BG17 Knotted necklace

 


NIGEL LAMBERT

Long oblong dish

Nigel Lambert

Jugs with generous spouts, plates with wavy rims, bold brushwork decoration….these are elements of NIGEL LAMBERT’s wood-fired earthenware pottery which has earned him international recognition.   His thrown and altered pots are bold in style and eminently functional.  Food looks good in Nigel’s dishes; the jugs and teapots pour perfectly and the varied decoration – different in each piece – makes a table setting spectacular!

NIGEL LAMBERT

espresso cups oval jug

NIGEL LAMBERT

Dinner plate and side plate large yellow jar

 


HELEN NOCK

Light Presence

Helen Nock

Ever-inventive sculptress HELEN NOCK shows a collection of small tables, bird baths and free-standing sculptures in the gardens around the gallery. Constructed from Cornish rag slate, they are inlaid with mosaic patterns incorporating fragment of glass, ceramics, pebbles, fossils and other objets trouvés.

HELEN NOCK

Sparrow Shallow III Birdbath

HELEN NOCK

Flight Path garden table    Flight Path detail

 


JOHN MALTBY

Winged Flora JM86 Wise Man JM90   Red Angel  JM19

John Maltby

Available too during the exhibition and via email will be a new collection of JOHN MALTBY sculptures.
Here are a few~

JOHN MALTBY

Three Figures and a Tree JM99

JOHN MALTBY

Well Caught! JM93 Fishing Bird & Boat  JM94

More exhibits by all these artists are available to be seen on request after 8th September. I hope you all enjoy ISLAND LIFE!

Gilly

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