Spring has finally sprung. And our Royal Crown Derby animals have got into the spring mood as well, and are currently lined up looking out of the window enjoying the sunshine.

New exhibition:

Our new exhibition features the work of seascape artist Hilary Thorpe. Hilary moved to Whitby from the Isle of Wight four years ago. She loves to paint outdoors on location (‘plein air’), relishing all the elements of the North Yorkshire coast, capturing the activity of the sea, the ever changing colourful landscape of the moors and the scenic coastal villages … all the things that give her a buzz, and that’s what she tries to get down on paper.

Hilary works primarily in acrylics, using palette knives and brushes with a loose style.

Our selling exhibition of her work runs until 26th May.

Other featured work:
Ralph Shuttleworth is a young self taught woodturning artist from Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, who has developed some new techniques and processes that set his work apart from others … and we recently picked up a few of his latest pieces.
York artist Rebecca Mason has been practising Batik Art for over 30 years, and

now specialises in doing Batik on cotton and silk, including velour. Her works include pictures, scarves, ties, brooches and glasses cases, and they don’t break the bank.

Roz Jennings worked, amongst others, for Laura Ashley. Roz’s original illustrations exude the 'Dudu look' or ‘Biba look’ associated with the London fashion brand Biba and supermodel Twiggy. We’ve a number of her original sketches … and you can now see/buy them in our new virtual shop “village art” at www.village-on-the-web.com.

York artist Malcolm Ludvigsen is another plein-air (outdoors) artist. Painting mainly in oils he creates his land and seascape pictures with the real view in front of him and in the real weather around him.

Heather Tabor is from Kirkbymoorside, and she specialises in collecting, pressing and drying leaves, then arranging and photographing them. The resulting photos, which are not digitally enhanced or manipulated in any way, are released as signed limited edition prints.

Plus: We continue to have a great selection of art, crafts and decorative pieces including new and old Royal Crown Derby and Lalique, the bronze sculptures of Edward Waites, contemporary and old silver, and some fine jewellery.

Finally: We have opened the virtual shop “village art” in our virtual village -
village-on-the-web. It’s not fully up to date yet, but you can now see/buy the art that forms our current exhibition, as well as the other pieces we have on offer.
To browse through our stock, please visit our sister site at
www.village-on-the-web.com; however please note, despite the opening of “village art”, much of the featured art is currently only available in-store.

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