Archive for the ‘Local Art’ Category

Hayfield photographer recognised at awards

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

A fine art photographer from Hayfield has won industry recognition after her portfolio was judged joint best at a prestigious event.

Sara Porter, who has been a professional full time photographer for five years, was one of two winners of the “Best Portfolio by a Provisional Member” at the British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP)/ Towergate Camerasure Fine Art Competition 2013. Judges overseeing the award are directed to look closely at: composition, technical ability, creativity, interpretation and a “wow factor”.

Her work, which is normally given a digital finish, is currently being exhibited at the Leeds City Museum until the 30th June. Sara first took up photography as a hobby at the age on nine and before becoming a full time snapper was a teacher.

Speaking about her triumph she said: “The quality of work produced by my fellow BIPP photographers is so high that to have my work recognised in that way is an achievement I am very proud of”.

“After a fabulous year and having a five month exhibition at Leeds City Museum, this is just the icing on the cake”.

BIPP President, Roy Meiklejon, said of Sarah: ”Her portfolio was of a very high standard, and serves as a testament to the diversity of work produced by members of the BIPP”.

To see more of Sara’s work, visit her website.


Ghislaine Howard launches winter exhibition

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Glossop artist Ghislaine Howard has launched her Winter Exhibition including work from her recent Irish exhibition The Circus Animals’ Desertion and other new work inspired by her trip to Venice in the summer.

Michael Howard and Tracy Cupitt will be showing their still life painting – Tracey’s vibrant and richly detailed watercolours are influenced by her time in Japan whilst Michael’s painterly canvases pay hommage to the artists he loves- Matisse, Cézanne and Braque.

Also on view are a number of intimate monoprints by Cordelia Howard and a small group of works by Glossop born Royal Academician Eileen Cooper RA, watercolours by Harry Ousey and a selection of original nineteenth century Japanese woodblock prints. Full details including opening times here.