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

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Kate Smith

Predominantly working in oils applied with a palette knife, Kate’s exaggerated use of colour and thick layers of paint, help to build-up light and texture in her work. ​ Taking inspiration from in and around Whitby and the coastline where she lives, Kate draws on her sculptural background which has lead her to develop an impasto application of paint using a palette knife, very much as she used tools to carve sculptures. ​ This technique has become a fundamental aspect of her style along with a love of local craftsman-built traditional fishing boats that are the subjects of much of her recent work.

Venue: Poplar House, High Street, Staithes, TS13 5BQ

Medium: Marine Artist