Angela Harding at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
It was five years ago that I first talked about the work of Angela Harding. Her work was more painterly back then, and since, an illustrative, defined and more distinct style has blossomed. I went to Yorkshire Sculpture Park this week to view her current exhibition “Flights of Memory”, which is on until Feb 26th next year. Just look at the display in the foyer.
Here’s Angela working in her studio, what an inspiring view !
As usual with photographing works of art behind glass, the lighting and reflections obscure the work slightly, so apologies for this. I’m certain, however, that you can still appreciate the beauty in Angela’s work.
There’s a whole alphabet of birds to choose from.
I love the aerial perspective of this Curlew flying over the town.
I took a few close ups so that you can see the detail for yourselves… wow!
The snowy scenes below are also available here as advent calendars, what a great idea.
I’m always excited to see how other artists work, their tools of the trade, how they use their sketchbooks etc. So lovely to view this display case, full of woodblocks and cutting tools.
Oooo and sketchbooks too !
Of course with Angela owning dogs of her own, I knew a few Whippets or Lurchers wouldn’t be too far away : )
So many designs I admired, such an obvious love for nature and their simplistic colourations, all work so well for me.
As soon as I got home, I went onto Angela’s website and purchased these two keepsakes. Now I can think about her every time I wash up lol.
Do visit and see Angela’s wonderful exhibition, on until Feb 26th next year.
Part two from Yorkshire Sculpture Park next Monday.