Still Life, Landscape, Ceramics

Paintings, drawings and ceramics by Jacquie Denby, David Thomas and Anna Lambert

April Exhibition 2014

12 April - 17 May 2014

Please scroll down the page to see a small selection of images in the exhibition. 
The artists are all based in North Yorkshire and their work is very much influenced and inspired by the distinctive and spectacular scenery of the Craven district. 

Jacquie Denby 
The painter Jacquie Denby lives and works in the market town of Grassington in Wharfdale North Yorkshire. Grassington is surrounded by dramatic limestone scenery  which is the subject of Jacquie’s landscape paintings. 
The daughter of the Dales painter Arnold Denby, Jacquie grew up in the dales village of Buckden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and studied at Harrogate School of Art and the Jacob Kramer College Leeds. 
Jacquie exhibits regularly in both London and the north of England and her work is in many private collections. 



David Thomas
David Thomas works from his studio in the village of Crosshills in the Aire valley Yorkshire, between the Pennine hills and the Yorkshire Dales. He studied Fine art  at Cheltenham and Cardiff (BA) –1981-88, and at Leeds Metropolitan University where he completed an MA. 
He will be exhibiting mainly still life paintings in this spring exhibition with a number of small landscape works.  
David comments on these still life paintings which are painted in oil paint on board or canvas: 
“I started using still - life arrangements through an interest in formally constructed non-representational painting, using objects as stand-ins for abstract shapes. This enables me to explore the qualities of space that seem to be a constant within the history of painting”
David has exhibited in many exhibitions and has work on display during March at the Abbot Hall  Art  Gallery Kendal.  


Anna Lambert 
Anna currently works from her Crosshills studio that she shares with her husband, the painter David Thomas. She has exhibited widely throughout the UK including solo exhibitions at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh and at Contemporary Ceramics, London, and in galleries in Europe and USA.
Using a range of techniques including altered clay slabs, modeling, slip and underglaze painting and various simple printmaking methods, Anna Lambert has developed her hand built earthenware to reflect a connection with her locality and to the fragile and constantly changing environment, responding to places as divers as wild bleak moorland and bird-filled hedgerows.

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