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 C

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Chris Carbro

Chris is a marine artist working largely in oils. She studied the History of Art at Leicester University and subsequently completed watercolour, oils and acrylics courses. As a sailor she is fascinated by the sea and sky. her paintings evoke the drama and turbulence of winter storms, cold clear spring days and the vibrant colours and glistening light of summer. She spends hours on the North Yorkshire coast, sketching and painting, particularly in the early morning and evening when the intensity of the light is inspiring.her small paintings are 'en plein air' and the studio work largely from sketches and memories.

Venue: 2 Brown's Terrace

Medium: Marine Artist

Staithes Arts And Craft Centre

A co-operative of artists and crafters selling a wide range of unique goods to suit all tastes form knitted & crochet items, Leather works, Jewellery, driftwood, paintings & prints, pottery stained glass, photography, needle felting,skin care and textiles.

Venue: Staithes Art & Craft Centre, Church Street

Medium: Arts & Craft

Sue Chipchase

I make contemporary oil paintings developed in my studio from charcoal and pastel drawings. My sources of inspiration come from the local environment -moorland, coastal and industrial - and from travels in the UK and abroad. I live on the North East coast about 500 metres from the beach and have a studio at Saltburn Artists Studios and Gallery.

Venue: Salmon Cottage, High St

Medium: Painting

Nick Claiden

I am a painter and sculptor. I use stained, painted, and fused glass to create a variety of glass work, including 3D foiled and leaded sculptures. My paintings are framed watercolours where I incorporate stained glass techniques on their glass. My work is strongly narrative and explores the interaction of people and landscape, aided by birds. Birds are an integral part of my current work, as they represent quiet, reflection and freedom in contrast to an increasingly busy and frenetic world.

Venue: Wavecrest, Seaton Garth,

Medium: Glass Sculptures, Paintings


CLAIRE. learnt traditional signwriting, before drawing, then while on a degree decided Durational Live Art was the key to everything in life. When not developing ideas or performing, time was spent creating performance based relief photomontage, having created all the photos myself first. Then an M.A. Fine Art was gained, and years spent creating/performing Live art works for events around the UK. Then self employment. Knitting took over, along side sewing. Writing (mainly poetry) started getting performed. Drawings are making a comeback, with words, while performance ideas swim by. And, well, it's all getting a bit mixed up...

Venue: High Winds Cottage, Chapel Yard

Medium: Image Maker Extraodinaire

Lyn Clarke

My pots are for drinking out of, eating from and cooking with. I make mostly wheel thrown stoneware and earthenware pots of all shapes and sizes. My glazes are food safe and the colours reflect my love of the sea and my garden with lots of blues, greens and browns. I will be exhibiting with a friend and fellow potter, we will both be very pleased to see you!

Venue: Corner Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Wheel thrown pottery

Fiona Clibbens

Fiona Clibbens is a British Artist living and working in Filey, North Yorkshire. From bold floral canvasses to her range of seaside inspired beach hut paintings, Fiona’s love of strong, bright colours is evident in her work. Married with two daughters, Fiona has spent many happy family days - come rain or shine - on Filey Beach, providing her with a wealth of inspiration for her paintings.

Venue: The Moorings, Mount Pleasant [63]

Medium: Acrylic & Inks

Carolyn Coles

Having studied art and illustration in the early nineties, Carolyn has exhibited artwork in York, London, Derby, Manchester, Hereford and Leeds, selling work internationally. Choosing seascapes as subject matter, Carolyn likes to capture atmosphere, usually with a leaning towards dark and moody - and generally on a larger scale. More recently works include landscapes and their natural fauna, in washes of colour. These paintings are bright and uplifting, and on a smaller scale. All paintings are on stretched canvas in artists quality acrylic.

Venue: Wesley Cottage, Beckside

Medium: Painting

Milnes Family Collection

The Milnes family have been collecting pictures for over three decades. This exhibition offers visitors a chance to view and purchase a selection of the fascinating work they have collected. Paintings, prints and drawings by 20th century artists, some formally trained as well as "outsider" artists.

Venue: Kindly Light, Wesleyan Chapel

Medium: Twentieth Century Art

Eliza Conway

I am a maker of textiles, rag rugs in particular, but also small knitted items and woven cushions. I am fascinated by the history of rag rugs and enjoy searching for old tools and vintage rugs plus other vintage textile related treasures. I prefer to use pure wool in yarn or blanket form to make my rugs and focus on three main methods - proddy, hooking and peg loom weaving. I have been a member of the Staithes Arts and Crafts group for many years and will be exhibiting in Sealey Cottage.

Venue: Sealey Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Textiles

Sandra Cooper

My whole attitude to painting changed the evening i met a proffessional artist at a piano concert in Sorrento . After convincing myself most of my life that I couldn't paint the lady told me on my return to England to book in for lessons then practice, so i did exactly that with an amazing tutor called Robin Horspool .The more I learned and practiced the more i wanted to ..I work in different mediums and paint whatever i see that catches my eye. I warmly invite you to come and see my brand new collection of paintings .

Venue: Slipway Cottage, Beckside

Medium: pastel charcoal

Nicola Davey Coppertop-Designs

I am a textile artist and tutor. I have a passion for textiles. Working mostly in the medium of handmade felt, I like to experiment and combine textile techniques. I am inspired by the sea, it's energy, power and changing mood, I like to reflect this in my work. I share my love of textiles in the classes I teach in my workshop garden.

Venue: Lifeboat Cottage , Cowbar

Medium: Felt, Textile Artist

Anderson Creations

Derek Anderson is a metal sculptor currently based in the north-east of England. A trained silversmith, he has spent the past 30 years expanding and refining his skills in working with metal. The resulting artwork combines the passion and creativity of an artist with the precision and artistry of a silversmith. His sculptures are produced using a method known as direct sculpturing where he takes a flat piece of sheet metal and with precision hammer blows manipulates the metal into various botanical and animal forms. Each piece is therefore a unique and individual work of art.

Venue: Lynn Cottage, High Street

Medium: Metal Sculpture

Bean Creative

Living and crafting right on the North East coast, Geraldine Pattinsons handmade jewellery combines Sterling silver with the warmth of recycled copper. She is continually drawn to nature and inspired by its textures, imperfections and asymmetry. By melting, texturising and recycling every scrap, she is able to produce unique, tactile pieces.

Venue: Unity Cottage, Church Street

Medium: Silver/Copper Jewellery

Holly Tree Crochet

My name is Louise Cole my business is called Holly Tree Crochet I live in the lovely village of Hinderwell my mum first taught me to crochet When I was a child, i tend to specialise in baby wares often making my own designs i currently have my work in the Art & Craft Centre in Staithes, i also volunteer in the Gateway Centre located in the carpark. I love receiving custom orders and working to create something unique

Venue: Gateway Centre

Medium: Crochet

Colin G Culley

Colin studied art to A level and while pursuing an alternative career in education, which took him to Kent, Derbyshire and North Yorkshire, he continued developing his art technique through evening classes, workshops and courses. Colin has worked on projects with children, including murals in Nepal, he has completed commissions and he ran a small studio pottery near Stockport. Inspired by the environment, Colin works with acrylic, oil, pastel and mixed media to interpret subject matter that attracts his attention. He particularly favours the natural world of flora and fauna. He loves to paint and he paints what he loves.

Venue: First and Last, I Bank Bottom, High Street

Medium: Painting

Sandra Culley

Born in South Yorkshire, Sandra trained and worked as an art teacher specialising in pottery and painting. Her inspiration is drawn from the natural world and the endless variety of subject matter which it presents. Sandra has travelled widely with her husband Colin since retirement and often draws on a bank of sketches, paintings and photographic images made both in and outside the UK. Pattern colour and texture abound in nature and Sandra enjoys the challenge of portraying and interpreting it using a variety of media and techniques. Rock formations and plants hold a particular fascination.

Venue: First and Last, 1 Bank Bottom, High Street

Medium: Mixed media

Chris Czainski

Chris Czainski is a professional multi-media artist, exhibiting nationally and internationally. She also creates film, installations and performances as part of the husband and wife collaboration, known as “The Fabulous Czainskis” People who know Chris’s work will have seen her sacred Icons on driftwood and those using found objects and natural materials. She is presently concentrating on producing Sacred Icons using traditional techniques and is a member of The British Association of Iconographers. She will be exhibiting a selection of her Icons at the Festival. Chris is also co-curator of "The Smallest Museum in The World"

Venue: Tudor Rose Cottage, Garth Ends

Medium: Iconographer

Paul Czainski

Paul is the other half of The Fabulous Czainskis. He has studios in both Staithes and Halifax and is a juried member of The International Guild of Realism. Paul created the Staithes Illusion Trail and is co-curator of "The Smallest Museum in the World". He is largely a figurative painter and trompe l'oeil specialist and has had commissions and projects all around the globe.

Venue: Tudor Rose Cottage, Garth Ends

Medium: Painter