Located on Bootham lies the Blue Tree gallery, an artistic gem currently exhibiting work from four female artists. The paint work of Guiliana Lazzerini, Sharon Winter, Claire West and Sue Atkinson will be on display until the 17th November and is supported by an array of sculpture, ceramics, glass and jewelry, all of which is available to purchase from the gallery.
Despite the fact that they all now reside in York, all four painters have been inspired by alternate cultures, such as Lazzerini’s work, which predominantly contains themes of Tuscan landscapes and mosaics. Atkinson’s paintings (pictured above) bear resemblance to Lowry’s winter work, although they do not share the same price tag; an 11”X7.5” canvas of Atkinson’s is currently on sale for £725 and available through both Blue Tree Gallery and the Ryburn Gallery website. Sharon Winter’s mixed media art contains a similar element to Hornet Guilherme, the motiongrapher behind the British Gas adverts, whilst Claire West aims to create ‘art to make you smile’, offering a skillfully rendered version of the mass produced kitchen décor from IKEA.
Within the sanctuary of the Blue Tree Gallery, the work exists in prints, cards and canvas form. The four female painters did not collaborate together specifically for this exhibition, however their work – owing in part to the colour palettes and consistent mediums used – builds to form a coherent exhibition which is well suited to the size and location of the gallery. Gallery owner Gordon Giarchi saught to focus the pieces around Lazzerni, the artist in residence and hopes has striven to focus attention on the contemporary and applied nature of the works.
This current exhibit offers an inventive selection from the four females, as well as an opportunity to accessorise with aesthetically elegant jewellery made with semi-precious stones from an additional female designer, Ivan Giarchi and a range of ceramics by Diane Cross. Alongside all of this, mixed media artist, Shirley Vauvelle contributes. The only male artist featured in the present exhibition is American sculptor, Adrian Melka who conveys the figurative form of women in bronze and white marble with the select pieces on show.
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