Wednesday December 17th

Blurry hearts

Clare is a Yorkshire based artist and printmaker whose work is inspired by her travels to some of the world’s greatest cities, some of which she returns to again and again drawing on new ideas each time.  Her collection includes Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Prague, Istanbul and Sydney as well as places much closer to home … including Hebden Bridge!

Clare Caulfield - Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare Caulfield – Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare’s love of drawing and use of line lend themselves perfectly to her work as a printmaker. Screen printing allows Clare to transfer the lively original drawings often taken directly from her sketchbook produced whilst on her travels, onto both paper and canvas enabling her prints to maintain this great sense of spontaneity. Within many of her screen prints Clare also combines elements of hand painted acrylic and watercolour resulting in each print being a truly individual piece in itself.

Dec 17th Clare Caulfield

 

Monday December 15th

Blurry heartsMost of you have probably got super organised by now and posted all your cards out to friends and family. For those who haven’t, if you tend to be a bit of a lastminute.com kind of person (I can relate to this sometimes!), then we do have a small selection of Christmas/Festive cards to choose from still. Whether you prefer the hand drawn pen and ink style of Clare Caulfield, the linocuts and screenprints of Alison Read or Corrina Rothwell’s observation of life you will manage to find something to send if you are still looking x

Dec 15th cards

Christmas Cards at Heart Gallery – Cards for Keeps x

Hello folks

We always struggle at this time of the year to really know when it feels right to start to celebrate Christmas.

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We all love Christmas at Heart – no bah humbugs here – so we are itching to do the new displays and put out all the lovely new goodies that start to arrive from our artists in October.

Here is a little snippet of some of our lovely Christmas cards made for us by various local and UK designers/makers … they beat those cheap supermarket packs everyone seems to pick up at the checkout in my opinion and are cards for keeps not just for Christmas!

Christmas Dachshund by Clare Caulfield

Christmas Dachshund by Clare Caulfield

Snow Falling on West 34th by Clare Caulfield

Snow Falling on West 34th by Clare Caulfield

Snowy Reykjavik by Clare Caulfield

Snowy Reykjavik by Clare Caulfield

Classy cards by Clare Caulfield sit on the shelf next to our linocut/screenprinted designs by Alison Read.

PicMonkey Collage

And for all our lovers of Corrina Rothwell’s observational humour she hasn’t disappointed with her interpretation of Christmas!

 

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We have a great selection of cards to suit all tastes for you to choose from now gracing our shelves and with some recommended last posting days already behind us you’d best get a move on licking those stamps! See Royal Mail recommended last posting dates here.

Back of Clare Caulfield's Snowy Reykjavik's card

Back of Clare Caulfield’s Snowy Reykjavik’s card

TOP TIP

Our cards are Cards for Keeps so why not recycle by framing them in small frames picked up from charity shops or auction houses to make a little Christmas collection for next year or cut them out with pinking scissors in January to make your own gift tags for Christmas 2015. Happy crafting everyone x

Spring Cleaning

We have been treated to some lovely Spring weather recently and I don’t know about you but it really puts a smile on my face and a big spring in my step when the sun is shining brightly and I feel the heat on my old bones.

Enjoying that Friday feeling x

Enjoying that Friday feeling x

I have been reading more interior blogs lately and have decided to reach for the paint tin…watch out bedroom and hall, I’m coming to get you!

Inspiration from one of the blogs I follow Abigail Ahearn which was recently voted as one of the 20 best interior blogs by The Telegraph http://abigailahern.wordpress.com/

Inspiration from one of the blogs I follow, Abigail Ahern, which was recently voted as one of the 20 best interior blogs by The Telegraph http://abigailahern.wordpress.com/

I think many of our regular customers, and those discovering us recently for the first time, are also feeling it and it’s making them think about Spring cleaning their homes and doing a spot of decorating too!

More inspiration from another favourite blog http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

More inspiration from another favourite blog I follow also recently voted as one of the 20 best interior blogs by The Telegraph  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/

How do I know this you ask? Well we have seen lots of new framed originals and limited editions being purchased and leaving us to be hung on freshly painted walls or used to brighten up rooms that need a bit of eye candy to dress them and make them feel different, new and refreshing. Here are just a few that now live elsewhere and here at Heart we hope they are bringing much joy to their new owners:

Balance Point - Original oil on vintage rulers by Lindsay Madden

Balance Point – Original oil on vintage rulers by Lindsay Madden

Scout Rules limited edition print by Lindsay Madden

Scout Rules limited edition print by Lindsay Madden brought joy to the buyer as Lindsay’s work is so nostalgic.

Read more about Lindsay here.

The Picture House, Hebden Bridge original by Clare Caulfield currently hanging in the home of two of our regulars who fell in love with this as they spend a lot of time at our traditional picture house here in Hebden bridge

The Picture House, Hebden Bridge original by Clare Caulfield now hanging in the home of two of our regulars. They fell in love with this as they see a lot of films here together.

Top of Main Street original by Clare Caulfield heading to Wuthering Heights soon to an avid collector of original artwork

Top of Main Street original by Clare Caulfield,  heading to Wuthering Heights soon to an avid collector of original artwork

Read more about Clare here.

Whitby Harbour, limited edition print by Kate Lycett

Whitby Harbour, limited edition print by Kate Lycett heading South to remind someone what a great holiday they had on the East Coast last year.

Stoodley Pike

Stoodley Pike, limited edition print by Kate Lycett, hanging in a local house as one of two local views that the owners love in and around Hebden Bridge.

Read more about Kate here.

As soon as we can pin our village joiner down at home we have to have some new windows put in and plastering done then I can redecorate our upstairs space and this beauty by Kate Lycett is the first print on my list … it reminds me so much of the many times my sister and I had family day trips to Bolton Abbey and the amount of times she ‘pretended’ to slip off the stepping stones just to get wet!

Bolton Abbey, limited edition print by Kate Lycett

Bolton Abbey, limited edition print by Kate Lycett

HILLS, MILLS AND HOUSES

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HILLS, MILLS AND HOUSES

We are all looking forward to our next Solo Show in Heart Gallery … this one is bringing you new pen and ink work from one of our favourite artists Clare Caulfield.

Clare Caulfield - Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare Caulfield – Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare is a Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker who graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Surface Pattern Design from Staffordshire University in 2000. Combining the processes of drawing, painting, collage and various printmaking techniques Clare captures the excitement, life and vibrancy of many of the world’s most enticing cities including Paris, New York, Venice, Rome, London, Sydney and Prague. The magic of each location being recreated in Clare’s very distinctive and appealing illustrative style of working.

View from Accademia Bridge Venice

View from Academia Bridge Venice, ltd edition print. Clare Caulfield

Drawing has always been a very important part of Clare’s work. She is fascinated by architecture be it the Midtown skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Grand Canal in Venice or simply capturing Parisian life outside a brightly canopied pavement cafe, she strives to create spontaneous lively line work.  Clare uses her sketchbook and camera to record and capture her experiences whist visiting each of these cities, on returning to the studio she then interprets this information to produce her quirky pen and watercolour and mixed-media paintings. For Clare the initial pen drawing is the most important part of the whole process needing to achieve a lively and fluid quality of line. From the initial marks on the paper, Clare chooses not to plan out her composition in pencil first, but to always work directly in pen from the beginning.

'I DO' Wedding Show - Clare Caulfield limited edition print Times Square New York

Times Square New York, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

 Closer to home Clare has turned her attention to the historic Shambles of York, County Arcade in Leeds, the wonderful East Coast and the beautiful architecture to be found within Saltaire Village: Salts Mill, The United Reformed Church, the shop fronts of Victoria Road and the cobbles of Albert Terrace have all been interpreted in her instantly recognisable style.

Saltaire United Reformed Church, Clare Caulfield

Saltaire United Reformed Church, Clare Caulfield

Shop Fronts County Arcade Leeds, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

Shop Fronts County Arcade Leeds, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

Whitby Harbour, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

Whitby Harbour, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

Clare’s love of drawing and use of line lend themselves perfectly to her work as a printmaker. She produces her handmade original prints at West Yorkshire Print Workshop where she also teaches weekend screenprint courses. Screen printing allows Clare to transfer the lively original drawings often taken directly from her sketchbook produced whilst on her travels, onto both paper and canvas enabling her prints to maintain this great sense of spontaneity. Within many of her screenprints Clare combines elements of hand painted acrylic and watercolour resulting in each print being a truly individual piece in itself.

Pen and Ink city work by Clare Caulfield

Flatiron Building New York, limited edition print, Clare Caulfield

 Clare also produces drypoint prints, a method of intaglio printmaking as she enjoys the rich velvety line quality it achieves. The prints are created by firstly drawing the image by scratching directly onto the plate with a sharp needle. For each print made the plate is re-coated with ink and then carefully wiped each time therefore every print is original and unique. Only small editions can be made as the plate wears down very quickly during the printing process. Some of these prints also combine elements of chiné colle allowing Clare to introduce subtle areas of colour and texture into her compositions.

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HILLS, MILLS AND HOUSES will be a collection of Clare’s originals depicting Hebden Bridge, Haworth and Saltaire in her own distinctive and appealing style. The preview evening is by invitation only so please do call in to Heart Gallery to collect your invitation if you want to come along, meet Clare and see her new work of our area.

Christmas At Heart

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

CHRISTMAS AT HEART

Yes …. it is that time of the year again! Christmas always feels like it comes around again so quickly and I don’t mind that because I love this time of the year – it’s a really lovely, warm, cosy, happy family time for me. Although there are loved ones no longer with me I always feel their presence more around Christmas than at any other time of the year and know that they are gathering too …. keeping those dreams alive and Christmas at heart.

[don'tstopdreaming] - Andy Poplar

[don’tstopdreaming] – Andy Poplar

Christmas at Heart Gallery is always a ‘family’ gathering too as we all look forward to it so much and start to get excited as soon as the first parcel of work arrives from one of our many talented makers …. we almost feel as if we are gathering around the tree Christmas morning to unwrap our delights! The reality is of course that we are unwrapping them in their new home in Heart Gallery, displaying them for your delight (as well as ours) and watching them get admired, purchased and wrapped ready for their next new home!

Heart hangings - Caroline Parrott

Heart hangings – Caroline Parrott

This year we do feel that Christmas in Hebden Bridge is a crucial one for all of us. As small independents that were affected by the devastating ‘summer’ flooding back in June and July, we are hoping that our beautiful Hebden Bridge will be a destination for many and that our streets will be alive with locals and visitors eager to support us all and shop locally.

Beach Family Necklace - Charlottte Lowe

Beach Family Necklace – Charlottte Lowe

I have had many conversations with customers and friends lately that have all said they really want to try harder this year and buy all their gifts and provisions for Christmas in Hebden Bridge so that is something that has been really uplifting to hear. I personally have never found it difficult to spend in my own town and support both my neighbours on Market Street and traders in the rest of the town throughout the year anyway … to me Christmas is no different in that respect, I just spend more!

[milkof] Human Kindness - Andy Poplar

[milkof] Human Kindness – Andy Poplar

Being aware that money is a lot tighter for all of us at the moment has meant the type of gorgeous work we have chosen for the Winter and our Christmas Exhibition has had a few restraints put on it so that we can offer a purse friendly range to suit all budgets. One thing that has not changed however is the quality of the work on the shelves and in the cabinets at Heart Gallery!

Silver and 22ct gold etched jewellery - Diana Porter

Silver and 22ct gold etched jewellery – Diana Porter

We have got a superb mix of contemporary jewellery and craft from our local and UK based makers and as we are now an established destination for many of you all these wonderful pieces are under one roof making it so much easier to shop; especially when the weather is a little grim – always warm and sunny in Heart Gallery!

Ceramics - Simone Morris

Ceramics – Simone Morris

Silver Jewellery - Katharine Yelland

Silver Jewellery – Katharine Yelland

Ceramics - Elissia Grace

Ceramics – Elissia Grace

Come along and browse our inviting space for that perfect gift or treat as there is always a warm welcome at Heart Gallery. Please join us on Sunday 4th November, between 12-5pm, for a sneaky peek at all the new work and get yourself in the Christmas Spirit! Glittering jewellery, luxury textiles, functional wood, delicate ceramics, witty glass, paintings and print … the list is endless but we can guarantee you will be able to tick a few off your list after your visit!

Seaside Stacking Rings - Becca Williams

Seaside Stacking Rings – Becca Williams

Claire and Amy's found object creatures

Claire and Amy’s found object creatures

Silver jewelelry from Elaine Jenkins

Silver jewellery – Elaine Jenkins

Textiles - Elissia Grace

Textiles – Elissia Grace

Summer Frolics - Ami Derbyshire

Summer Frolics – Ami Derbyshire

See you on the 4th November if you can make it and if not, don’t worry, just pencil us in your diary for a pre-Christmas visit soon and you won’t be disappointed.

CHRISTMAS AT HEART SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 12-5PM

CHRISTMAS AT HEART SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 12-5PM

Meet The Maker – Clare Caulfield

Clare Caulfield - Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare Caulfield – Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker

Clare Caulfield is a Yorkshire based Artist and Printmaker who graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Surface Pattern Design from Staffordshire University in 2000. Combining the processes of drawing, painting, collage and various printmaking techniques Clare captures the excitement, life and vibrancy of many of the world’s most enticing cities including Paris, New York, Venice, Rome, London, Sydney and Prague. The magic of each location being recreated in Clare’s very distinctive and appealing illustrative style of working.

The London Eye South Bank

The London Eye South Bank

Drawing has always been a very important part of Clare’s work. She is fascinated by architecture be it the Midtown skyscrapers of Manhattan, The Grand Canal in Venice or simply capturing Parisian life outside a brightly canopied pavement cafe, she strives to create spontaneous lively line work.

Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

View from Accademia Bridge Venice

View from Accademia Bridge Venice

La Mere Catherine Paris

La Mere Catherine Paris

Clare uses her sketchbook and camera to record and capture her experiences whist visiting each of these cities, on returning to the studio she then interprets this information to produce her quirky pen and watercolour and mixed-media paintings. For Clare the initial pen drawing is the most important part of the whole process needing to achieve a lively and fluid quality of line. From the initial marks on the paper, Clare chooses not to plan out her composition in pencil first, but to always work directly in pen from the beginning.

Prague

Prague

Closer to home Clare has turned her attention to the historic Shambles of York, County Arcade in Leeds and the beautiful architecture to be found within Saltaire Village: Salts Mill, The United Reformed Church, the shop fronts of Victoria Road and the cobbles of Albert Terrace have all been interpreted in her instantly recognisable style.

York Minster

York Minster

Boutique Shopping in County Arcade Leeds

Boutique Shopping in County Arcade Leeds

Saltaire United Reformed Church

Saltaire United Reformed Church

Clare’s love of drawing and use of line lend themselves perfectly to her work as a printmaker. She produces her handmade original prints at West Yorkshire Print Workshop where she also teaches weekend screenprint courses. Screen printing allows Clare to transfer the lively original drawings often taken directly from her sketchbook produced whilst on her travels, onto both paper and canvas enabling her prints to maintain this great sense of spontaneity. Within many of her screenprints Clare combines elements of hand painted acrylic and watercolour resulting in each print being a truly individual piece in itself.

San Giorgio Maggiore Venice

San Giorgio Maggiore Venice

Clare also produces drypoint prints, a method of intaglio printmaking as she enjoys the rich velvety line quality it achieves. The prints are created by firstly drawing the image by scratching directly onto the plate with a sharp needle. For each print made the plate is re-coated with ink and then carefully wiped each time therefore every print is original and unique. Only small editions can be made as the plate wears down very quickly during the printing process. Some of these prints also combine elements of chiné colle allowing Clare to introduce subtle areas of colour and texture into her compositions.

Harrods Red Bus

Harrods Red Bus

Clare exhibits both her paintings and original prints with galleries throughout the country in regular solo and group shows. She has been represented by CCA Galleries at the Affordable Art Fair in London exhibiting her collection of hand painted screenprints on canvas of famous landmarks in the capital including The Royal Albert Hall, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace.

Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall

Heart Gallery is proud to be one of Clare’s carefully chosen Galleries to showcase her work all year round.