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Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton’s York Open Studio.

April 7, 2014

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Next weekend is another chance to not only meet fellow illustrators Mark Hearld and Emily Sutton, in the surrounds of their own home, but also to purchase an original collage or watercolour from the artists themselves. Here is some of the work on show, first from Mark. Beautiful collage work, nature and animals in their natural surroundings.

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The chicken illustrations are some of my favourites here. I like that extra level of detail with Mark’s painted lines.

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This sparrow is fab too. You can see much more of Mark’s work by typing his name into the search function on this site.

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Emily has her usual, wonderful array of antiquities and curiosities captured in watercolour.

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There’s always great attention to detail. Her line work perfectly replicates the feel of the engraved transfer that would have appeared on the plate. Lovely work.

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Her scenes around towns and villages depicting shops and pubs are wonderful too.

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But I must say that he watercolour of the Wards the Florists is my favourite here.

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Beautifully observed illustrations as ever.

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More of Emily’s work to be seen on my site also, just search for her name.

Details of how to get to their home studio can be found here. There are around 70 artists in the York area taking part in the Open Studios weekend so there’s plenty to see once you’re in the area. Have fun and if you do go, say hello from me and send me some photos. : )

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2014 8:26 am

    Ooh, lovely! I’ve been an admirer of Mark’s work for quite a few years now. Wish I lived a bit nearer. Thanks Craig.

    • April 7, 2014 8:38 am

      Me too Isobel, it’s still a 4 hour round trip from my house, which is why I’ve not made it (yet). Lovely work I agree and thanks for your comment too.

  2. 54paintings permalink
    April 7, 2014 2:42 pm

    Were I not teaching all weekend, I would be on the train to York. Walked past their studio/house when I was there last year and yearned for Open Studio….sigh…

    • April 7, 2014 2:47 pm

      Ahh alas, perhaps next year we can schedule to go together ? Happy teaching.

  3. April 7, 2014 5:54 pm

    As always, a visual treat. Loved Mark’s bird with the eggs in nest. Did he glue a bit of raffia around the nest? Now I’m thinking of getting a parakeet… Wish I lived closer too! As always, you deliver. All of your blog posts I’ve read are in a special folder, now I will never run out of inspiration.

  4. April 7, 2014 5:57 pm

    Oh, just noticed upon closer inspection of Emily’s ‘Wards the Florists’, the two men in the upstairs office wearing suits. I think they are dreaming of the outdoors, flowers and all things fresh while being cooped up inside. Just how I feel when I am at work and can’t open the door to the outside!

  5. April 7, 2014 6:31 pm

    Aha I bet they’re solicitors or something. Not bad having an office smelling of flowers though lol. Funny but it’s rare for me to get that cooped up feeling, I’m a creature who works happily indoors as long as I have a view to the outside and am not in a dark box. Thanks Joy for sharing your thoughts, always great to hear. P.S. I’m feeling kinda honoured to be in a ‘special folder’ already ! : )

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