Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with S

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Inkylinky By Liz Samways

Liz is a Yorkshire-based jeweller, enameller and printmaker, working in etched, engraved & enamelled silver and copper along with other metals as the inspiration takes her. Sterling silver is combined with copper and brass, textured, etched and engraved. In addition, on some pieces, layers of vitreous enamels are used in a painterly way to add elements of colour. Her work is inspired by the English landscape, her printmaking practice, and training as a garden designer. Her design process is fairly spontaneous, responding to the combination & properties of the materials she uses, and she does love a happy accident!

Venue: 3 Beckside/48

Medium: Silver Etched Jewellery

Pamela Scott

Pamela Scott has been painting in different mediums for some years, having studied with and gained inspiration from leading artists in the North Yorkshire area. Her first love is watercolour and she uses a wet into wet technique mixing colour on the paper giving her work the fusion of light and colour. Recently Pamela has been experimenting with acrylic paint, adding texture by using plaster of Paris and texture paste, giving her paintings a rugged look, while still keeping a loose almost watercolour effect. She also likes to carry this effect through into her pastel work. Pamela will be exhibiting with Viridian at Trig Point.

Venue: Dining Room 2, Trig Point/11

Medium: Mixed Media Painting

Jon Sephton

Jon paints in oil, watercolour and ink and makes handmade porcelain jewellery. With his wife, Sue, Jon moved to France in 2016 and together they run, ‘Galerie JS’ in the medieval village of Monflanquin, in the Lot et Garonne region, selling original work, prints and jewellery. Jon studied art and ceramics at Sunderland Polytechnic (now Sunderland University) from 1982-86. Completing an HNC in graphic design, Jon worked in advertising agencies before establishing a graphic design business in Stokesley, North Yorkshire. Jon has exhibited in the UK and France and his works are in private collections in several countries.

Venue: High Winds, Chapel Yard/42

Medium: Painting, Jewellery

Geri Sharrock

Smugglers Treasures is a unique collection of handmade jewellery and crafts, each piece is carefully made with love and originality at the heart of it. I try to source a lot of the materials from the local beaches along the North East coast of England. The collection is heavily influenced by nature and incorporates shells, sea glass, and gemstones. This makes each piece completely unique due to the beautiful irregularities of the sea's washed up treasures and stones of the earth.

Venue: Seacot Cottage, High Street/27

Medium: Jewellery Designer

Carol Shaw

I am a fully qualified art teacher and left full time teaching in 2010 to become a professional wildlife artist. I have a studio within the Saltburn Studios and Gallery complex in Saltburn. My work is in many galleries throughout the North of England. As a member of MIWAS I am able to show my work in an international forum on a yearly basis. I have recently established my website to offer my images on a variety of products. I hope this will make my work available to all as I have kept the prices very competitive. I have recently started showing my work in art fairs to hopefully reach a wider audience.

Venue: Captain Cook Inn Gallery/9

Medium: Wildlife Artist

Trish Shaw

Paper Cut Artist , Trish Shaw is a paper cut artist who lives in Scarborough and Shares a studio on Hanover Road in Scarborough. Trish draws and hand cuts all of her work using a small scalpel and specialist paper to create her designs.

Venue: Penny Nab, Church Street/87

Medium: Hand Cut Paper

Shirley Sheppard

I am a figurative sculptor working in clay. Most of my work is wood fired, they bare the marks of the fires they have been subjected to. “These sculptures have done what we cannot. They have survived the flames they were created in and bear all of the natural and spontaneous scars associated with their making.” Many have been fired several times creating almost invisible layers of experience. Each one is unique having its own accidental character that can never be caught in bronze, stone or wood.

Venue: Dining Room 1, Trig Point/10

Medium: Sculptor

Alan Skidmore

Alan Skidmore was born in Liverpool and later attended Southport Art College. Alan, known as Skid, started working in repertory theatre in 1966 as a scene painter. He has worked and specialised in scenic art, painting sets for theatres all over Britain. During these years he was developing his own practice and now devotes all his time to smaller scale landscape and architectural painting in watercolour and oil.

Venue: Captain Cook Inn Gallery/9

Medium: Oils, Watercolour

Kate Smith

After gaining a fine art degree and PGCE, Kate went on to teach in secondary education until moving to Whitby in 2000. Taking time out to have a family she continued to tutor art with local adult groups. Finally returning to painting for herself in 2016. Predominantly working in oils and acrylics Kate's exaggerated use of colour and thick layers of paint help to build up light and texture. With a preference for a palette knife and inspired by the local scenery and sealife she seeks to capture something atmospheric and bold in her work.

Venue: Victoria Cottage, Broomhill/23

Medium: Oils, Acrylics

Catriona Stewart

Catriona Stewart is an artist living near Malton in North Yorkshire. She paints in oil and acrylic, and her subject matter is her immediate surroundings, both external and internal. She makes abstract and representational paintings, but doesn't like to make much distinction between the two.

Venue: Filey House, Gun Gutter/85

Medium: Painting

Lucy Storrs

Deeply inspired by the wild and interactions with nature I spend a lot of time in Yorkshire which is where my partners family is from. I love the expansive open feeling that becomes as we head up North. I paint and I am fascinated with the vibrant texture that wool has to offer as an artistic medium. I grew up on a sheep farm on Dartmoor and this has had a big influence on me. Based in London I exhibit widely across the UK and have work in private collections around the world.

Venue: Glaisdale Cottage, High Street/29

Medium: Paintings in Wool

Emma Stothard

Emma Stothard lives and works in Whitby. Her work is inspired and influenced by the surrounding landscape of the North Yorkshire Moors and the coast. Sculpting miniature to monumental birds and animals in willow or bronze wire. Her work is exhibited at Highgrove and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Public and private commissions welcomed.

Venue: Viking Cottage, Seaton Garth/96

Medium: Sculpture

Stephen Stott

Stephen Stott was born in Middlesbrough, England in 1974. Stephen completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Teesside University in 2007 and he works with oil on canvas or wood panel. Stephen’s vibrant painted works have evolved through his interest in identity. His desire to develop that ‘sense of place’ through his painting practice emanates from using bold and expressive colour to evoke memory and ultimately, identity. In addition to his studio work, Stephen teaches drawing and painting in local schools. He lives and works in Stockton-On-Tees, England.

Venue: Seahaven Cottage, Barrass Square/76

Medium: Painting