HAYTON, Joseph: ‘My Art’

In 2016 the Dalesman published an article about the sculptor, Joseph Hayton.  Joseph spoke to Dalesman writer, Adrian Braddy, of his motivation for and route into stonemasonry.  In 2012, with the opening of his own workshop at Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, Joseph had taken the plunge from employment as a mason at a…

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FRENCH, Gerald: ‘My Art’

In March 1965 the Bradford-born artist, Gerald French, was interviewed by art critic, Brian Vale, for the ‘Bradford Pictorial’, a monthly lifestyle magazine.  In the interview, Gerald explained his sources of inspiration and approach to art. On his inspiration: “Well they have altered in so far as originally they were…

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WILLSON, Graeme: ‘My Art’

The work of the Ilkley-based artist, Graeme Willson, who died in 2018,  spanned a wide range of subjects, including portraits, murals, studio work, and Ecclesiastical commissions, including paintings and stained glass. These latter commissions have included work for the Church of St John Chrysostom, Manchester; St Paul’s Church, Thamesmead, London;…

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STOKER, Kerry J: ‘My Art’

“Painting is my quiet meditation, invaluable for inner peace.” * “Painting makes me happy: it feeds my soul. My work contains the essence of me.” * “I am compelled to create – the joy it brings me is utterly fulfilling.” * “I enjoy the freedom and fun of pouring colour…

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MONKMAN, Percy: ‘My Art’

The prolific Bradford artist, Percy Monkman, was an entertaining speaker at various social gatherings. His observations about art were often mixed with humorous stories of encounters with others. Talented as an entertainer, as well as an artist, Percy could hold the attention of a group and respond to their needs.  But it…

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RANDS, Angus: ‘My Art’

In a 1982 interview with the Yorkshire Post (10.02/1982) the artist, Angus Rands, by this time a successful painter of Yorkshire landscape scenes, spoke of his approach to his artwork. He said how he preferred to complete a painting from start to finish, even in severe weather, as the variations in…

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MIDDLETON, Ian: ‘My Art’

“I have painted prolifically in the past but the last ten years or so has seen me develop what I believe is a unique style. I have a number of friends in the art world both home and abroad and there seems to be a growing consensus to call my…

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WALKER, Robert: ‘My Art’

“I have seen a rapid development in my painting since living full time in Bali, Indonesia.” “Mark making has always been very important in my work. I like to tell the ‘story’ of how the painting has evolved by purposefully showing remnants of each layer of paint, each surface of…

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HARRISON, Linda: ‘My Art’

“I am a colourist, using soft pastel and oil paint, both traditionally and experimentally, on handmade papers, prepared or textured card, canvas or fabric.” “I enjoy the direct application of the media, the response to the surfaces they connect with, and their amazing qualities of colour, immediacy and malleability.” “Important…

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BURHAN, Shy: ‘My Art’

‘I am a professional photographer and founder of Shy B Photography. Shipley based, and Bradford born and bred, I’m  passionate about my home town and my work has culminated in several celebrated exhibitions that have promoted Bradford based projects/partnerships.’ ‘I also present a show on BCB Radio called ‘Snapshot With Shy’ – related to…

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