We now have our six Northern artists lined up for the New Light Summer Exhibition at Swinton Park in North Yorkshire:

Sarah Harris was awarded the Curzon Exhibition Award at the New Light Prize Exhibition in 2013. Having graduated in 2005 with a degree in Fashion Design, Sarah rediscovered her love for drawing and printmaking following an evening course at Leeds College of Art. Her work reflects her curiosity in her surroundings and aims to inspire exploration and evoke memories.

Ed Kluz grew up in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. He is an artist, illustrator and printmaker whose work explores perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic buildings, landscapes and objects. He has a particular interest in the eccentric, forgotten and uncanny. Ed has received commissions from the V&A, Faber, John Murray publishers, Little Toller Books and St Jude’s fabrics.

Emerson Mayes is a painter and printmaker who has enjoyed both critical and commercial success since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994. Based in Nidderdale, he takes his inspiration from the countryside around him and the wildlife which inhabits it. Emerson’s work can be found in many public, private and corporate collections worldwide, including the House of Lords and The National Trust.

James Naughton was born in Bolton where he still lives and works. Since achieving a first class honours degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994, he has become one of Britain’s most accomplished and sought-after landscape painters, exhibiting extensively in London and across the country.

Genevieve Pennington  is a self-taught visual artist. Born in Liverpool, her family emigrated to South Africa when she was a child before returning, years later, to West Lancashire, where she still lives and works. She enjoys using unorthodox materials in her work which includes creating portraits from playing dice. Genevieve was shortlisted for the Valeria Sykes Award at the 2013 New Light Prize Exhibition.

Alan Stones was born in Manchester and studied Fine Art at St Martin’s School in Art in London. After a stint in Norfolk, he moved to the Eden Valley in Cumbria where he still has his studio. A painter and printmaker, his many commissions have included ones from the Falkland Islands Government and the National Science Museum. Alan’s work also features in many collections across the country.

All work will be for sale throughout the exhibition with a percentage of the sales going towards New Light’s work.

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