Yorkshire… The Green & The Grit
A New Exhibition Featuring Andrew Jenkin & Catherine McGrath at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse.
On Saturday 25th June two leading local artists, Andrew Jenkin and Catherine McGrath team up to present their individualistic and contrasting view of Yorkshire in a new art exhibition entitled The Green and the Grit. Andrew Jenkin’s atmospheric watercolours, soft green tones, and serene waterways are evocative of Yorkshire’s beauty and tranquillity. In contrast to this, Catherine’s thickly layered acrylic depictions of buildings, towns and viaducts highlight our counties cultural and industrial heritage. The innovative techniques employed by both artists exhibit a true interaction between the individual and the landscape, and both contrast and complement each other – an exhibition not to be missed by any lovers of local art.
This exhibition is Catherine McGrath’s first full showing at the Harrison Lord Gallery. Catherine, from Huddersfield, took early retirement from lecturing to take up painting full time. The texture in her work is influenced by her love of sculpture, whilst her use of colour and strong lines comes from her love of Matisse and Gaugin.
Andrew Jenkin is best known locally for his watercolour classes at North Light Gallery Art School near Huddersfield, where he was Head Tutor until last year. Andrew has demonstrated regularly for Brighouse Art Circle and the Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Art Society, and held his first solo show at Harrison Lord Gallery last year. He now paints full-time as a professional artist, and his latest work includes panoramic views of the local area and scenes along the Calder & Hebble Navigation, from Sowerby Bridge to Brighouse.
Andrew has recently sent his work to the USA, where it is currently on display at the Akron Fossil & Science Centre, Cleveland, Ohio. The American museum is exploring the link between dragon folklore and the physical remains of fossilised dinosaurs, and used research and illustrations from Andrew’s book ‘The Curse of the Lambton Worm’ as a major part of its display.
The free exhibition opens at 11am on Saturday 25th June at The Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse with both artists being in attendance. It runs for 4 weeks.