‘YOUR PLACE: NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK’ ART EXHIBITION 21 JULY – 19TH AUGUST

SOLD(framed)

‘Sea of Rain, Sea of Purple: Up on Baysdale Moor’, SOLD (framed)

sold(framed)

‘After the Storm: Coming Down from Urra Moor’, SOLD (framed)

‘Your Place: North York Moors National Park’, 21 July – 19th August 2012.            Inspired By Gallery, The Moors National Park Centre, Lodge Lane, Danby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB (01439-772738).  Open daily 10 – 5. Free Admission.        Refreshments available in the adjacent Victorian cafe.

Angela Summerfield is exhibiting several of her oil paintings for sale, as part of the exhibition ‘Your Place’, a celebration of 60 years of the North York Moors National Park.

The Fine Art-trained oil painter, Angela Summerfield, annually returns to her roots for inspiration. Now living in London, Angela regularly visits North Yorkshire to capture the unique light and colour of the county. She always chooses locations which offer easy access to rights of way up on to the North Yorkshire Moors: Sneaton (outside Whitby), Osmotherly, Great Ayton and Ingleby Greenhow. As Angela explains “In order to be a true painter of the land you have to experience it, capture the physical experience of the terrain, as well the sights, sounds (think of the wind and rain!) smell (such as the sweet-honey scent of yellow gorse) and even taste (bilberry picking is something unique to Yorkshire!)”. Angela is a great colourist, and back in her large loft-style studio in London, next to the famous Thames Barrier, she studies her sketches, drawings and notes alongside her personal creation of complex oil paint colour charts. In her final paintings, Angela aims to distil her authentic experiences of the North Yorkshire Moors into carefully thought out landscapes of living colour and light.

Websites: http://www.angelasummerfield.com

www.thememorycollective.co.uk

Email: amsummerfield@btinternet.com

‘Roseberry Topping in the Height of Summer’, oil on canvas, available for sale (framed), £2,250

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THE GOLDEN LIGHT AND COLOURS OF A NORTH YORKSHIRE AUTUMN 2013

Autumn is a wonderful time to be up again in North Yorkshire. This time I stayed in the market town of Helmsley with its warm ochre-coloured stone houses roofed with traditional “pink” tiles (originally these were imported from Holland, and then subsequently made locally). Using my reliable OS maps, I followed a lovely walk on a bridleway from the White Horse Farm Inn, Rosedale Abbey which gave great views across the fields and up on to the dales, before we ascended on to the moor and followed another path to Ana’s Cross (North Yorkshire is famous for these ancient crosses and stones, but you need to be prepared to walk to them!) from which, again there were inspiring views. The light is always changing up on the moors with dramatic skies and rain clouds to be seen. This time no snow, unlike Teesdale (County Durham)! I took with me my pocket-size sketch book, and wearing fingerless-gloves, I was able to make outline drawings and colour notes, which I worked up into larger drawings once I got back to Helmsley. I also managed a trip to Whitby which, again, was an inspirational visit for capturing the light and colours on the unique houses and yards of this fishing town. The wind was up, so I was able to make some carful studies of the sea too.
I’ll be creating further North Yorkshire oil paintings back in my studio in response to this trip, so please check back on my blog in the New Year (early 2014!).

‘YOUR PLACE: NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK’ ART EXHIBITION 21 JULY – 19TH AUGUST

‘YOUR PLACE: NORTH YORK MOORS NATIONAL PARK’ ART EXHIBITION 21 JULY – 19TH AUGUST.