Several Pateley Bridge Art Club members submitted paintings for the Turner on the Ure Award. Professional and non-professional artists were invited to submit works drawing inspiration from the same locations visited by JMW Turner when he sketched in West Tanfield, Masham and Grewelthorpe (Hackfall Woods) areas of Yorkshire in 1816.
Entries were judged by Philip Spellacy MA and Sir Stephen Furness. Barbara Ward came first in the competition with her watercolour of Hackfall Woods and John Exley’s painting of the Marmion Tower in West Tanfield was highly commended. The paintings are currently on display in the Bruce Arms, West Tanfield.
Details of the competition > www.turnerontheure2016.com
Jervaulx Abbey – Paint in a day
On the 6th August, Audrey, Penny and Barbara attended the Turner on the Ure painting day at Jervaulx Abbey to commemorate JMW Turner’s sketching tour of Yorkshire in 1816, which had included a visit to Jervaulx. The event was sponsored by Pip Seymour Paints who kindly supplied free watercolour paint based on the pigments that were available to Turner in the 18th Century. Tuition was given by Nigel Overton. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of using such a limited palette in such a beautiful location.
Details of the Jervaulx painting day > www.turnerontheure2016.com/jervaulx-abbey