Thursday, 25 June 2009

Hebden Bridge Open Studios & My Calder Gallery Solo Show in September.

Just to remind anyone within a stones-throw of West Yorkshire that it is the Hebden Bridge Open Studios next weekend and I will be taking part. I am based at Northlight Studios and will be open on 3rd, 4th, 5th, of July from 11am-5pm. This will be an ideal opportunity to see my work in person, so to speak and I will be there too with a selection of original paintings and a wide selection of prints. Much of my most recent work will however will be in hiding as it is set aside for my solo show at the Calder Gallery in September. ( If you would like invites for the Private view for that show on Sep 22nd please let me know and I will be happy to pass on your details to the Gallery).
If you would like more detailed info about the location of the studio please visit Northlights Website here. Or if you would like more details on the Open Studios as a whole please visit here

Kate Boyce
Northlight Art Studios
Valley Rd
Hebden Bridge

Thursday, 18 June 2009

A Fabulous Show !!

Went to my Niece Amy Kirmans Degree Show at Preston on Friday. What a professional exhibition - I was amazed at how her work has developed. Most of all congratulations to her for getting on to the Post Grad teaching course . Shes going to make such a cool Teacher and I know shes got the strength of character for it after Teaching at an American Summer Camp last year. Well done Amy !!
As for the Degree Show as a whole there was some really top quality work and quite a range of styles from drawing and painting to installation and video. Really glad I was invited.
By the way, Amy appears on the right of the photo ( Not the one in front trying to steal the show or the one on the left who wishes she was 22 and only just graduating !! )

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Still in love with the sea.

Returned last week from ten days and nights on Uist ( It was meant to be only nine but clearly we didn't know enough about the unpredictability of Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries - thanks so much to Donald for allowing us the extra night! )
Uist was wonderful despite the changeable weather and the fact I had a virus for most of the holiday. The landscape was such a contrast to the steep hills and valleys here in West Yorkshire - it was fantastic to be able to see such far reaching wide open space all around us. I also loved the the character of the buildings, old and new, the people and the amount of bird life. Last but not least the beaches were amazing - beautiful white sand stretching all the way along the west coast of the island and such peace and tranquility - I had to remind myself one day that it was bank holiday Monday, as myself and the girls seemed to have the beach to ourselves. ( Charlie was off on a 50 mile bike ride that day. )

Just this weekend I started some lino-cuts inspired by the landscape and bird life. - Spent most of last week still layed up with virus - didn't rest much whilst there, hence it dragging on I guess. Anyway almost right now so back to it. Lots to work towards - Hebden Bridge Open Studios in a few weeks plus my Solo at Calder Gallery in September.

Here's a lovely reminder of the sea for all us land-lubbers! Helen from fellpainter included a piece of mine in this beautiful treasury of hers today.(Click to view) Thanks Helen.