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Current Exhibition

Fay Collins

Fay Collins

We are pleased to add to our exhibition 'Look North' the paintings of Fay Collins. Based in Lancaster Fay regularly contributes to local exhibitions. Many of her paintings are influenced by the fantastic landscape of our region - 'The treasured experience of moving through - and reflecting upon - the beauty & serenity of our natural environments never fails to inspire new ideas'
Fay's paintings are accomplished, beautifully delicate and detailed with a quiet and calm atmosphere.

Terry Hird

Terry Hird

We are pleased & excited to be exhibiting the paintings of Terry Hird for the first time in Artroom Gallery as part of our Autumn Exhibition 'Look North'

Terry studied drawing & painting at Sunderland College of Art. A career running a successful design business in Lancaster followed. The processes and procedures used in his profession have influenced the way he interprets and organises what he sees when painting. He is very conscious of selecting subjects that have a distinctive composition and structure. He favours for his landscapes a very high horizon - or indeed no sky at all - and will often depict landscape details in a graphic style.
Living in Burton in Lonsdale, near to both the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, Terry is not short of inspiration. His passion for the Great Outdoors is clear.

Janet Mary Robinson

Janet Mary Robinson

Janet is originally from Fife but now lives close to Garstang in the village of Forton. Her interest in nature & her love for painting & drawing inspired her to study Scientific & Natural history Illustration at Blackpool & the Fylde School of Art. Since graduating she has worked as a freelance artist, illustrator & art tutor.

Of these current series of Canal paintings Janet says ' My main interest is the natural world, watching wildlife & exploring wild places, and the inspiration behind most of my paintings result from a fleeting moment when I am out and about. This series results from my dog walks & canoe trips along the Lancaster Canal near where I live. I love the slow pace of life on the canal, the wildlife, & the overwhelming sense of tranquility.'

Janet works in Artroom Gallery most Mondays and is open to undertaking specific commissions.   

Karen Risby Ceramics

Karen Risby Ceramics

Karen creates contemporary ceramic sculpture wall hangings in her studio in Suffolk. Her work is an extension of her love of drawing, exploring pattern and line using both brushwork & sgrafitto, a process that involves scratching back into the painted surface. She takes inspiration from the nature, myth and story telling; birds are a prominent feature of her work interweaved with landscapes, people and places. She uses porcelain slip, stains & oxides & fires her work to stoneware. 

A Northern Light

A Northern Light

In our Look North exhibition we are pleased to be showcasing a new (to us) Northern craft maker . Claire Humphreys from Manchester makes lovely lamps, some with a distinctly scandi look. Some feature trees, others flying owls, avocets, hares, flowers and other natural world subjects. Claire has a background in illustration which she has applied to making functional house hold items including lampshades. They come in 2 sizes and we can order in lampshade versions on request.