Coastal Connections – An Exhibition with Jude Howe and Stan Pile
What is it about the East Yorkshire coast that inspires you?
We are inspired by the qualities of colour and light, the vast skies, the seashore and the diverse flora and organisms of the East Yorkshire coastal environment.
Where are you both from and based?
We have recently returned to Hebden Bridge after 7 years living and working on the East Coast.
Tell us about your backgrounds? When did you start your art practice. Where did you study?
From a career in Education, Jude then qualified in HND Art and Design through Leeds Metropolitan University, where Stan went on to B.A. (Hons) Visual Arts. Stan’s engineering background brings his sheet metal working skills into play in the form of his stainless steel sculptures.
What is your latest exhibition about and what does it mean to you?
Our joint mixed media exhibition includes work in paint, glass, steel, ceramics and textiles. It represents the influences our coastal connections have brought to our work, both at macro and micro levels.
The constantly changing seascape was the focus of Stan’s ‘Views from the Prom’, a series painted from the same point on Hornsea promenade from September to March. Jude‘s work in kiln formed glass is also highly influenced by the diverse seascapes, the colours and the light.
Sculptural form is at the heart of much of our work, steel sculptures are influenced by the regional flora and intriguing organic forms are represented through glass and ceramics.
Why have you chosen to show your work at Artsmill, Hebden Bridge?
Having been involved with the art communities of Hebden Bridge and Todmorden for many years, we are delighted to show our ‘Coastal Connections’ exhibition at the fabulous David Wright Gallery space at Artsmill
This exhibition runs till Sunday 29th of September
David Wright Gallery, Artsmill,
11am – 4pm