Little Blue Budgie

Kate Lycett

My textile design background is always present in the way that I paint, and interpret what is around me. I see patterns in everything; the hills adorned with houses and washing lines, rows of flower pots and stripes of brightly painted drain pipes. Lines of gold thread trace lines through the landscape, and gold leaf changes the surface of my pictures with the changing light of day. I want to paint beautiful pictures of the places that I love. There are never people in my pictures but they’re full of life and warmth.

Hebden Bridge is home and part of who I am and what I do. I love the warmth, the colour and the community of where I live. It inspires much of my work and the longer I am here, the more I learn about the town, and so my work develops.

I live in Hebden Bridge with my husband and my three small children. I can see trees from my studio window at the front of the house. There are the remains of a vast mill chimney in my garden. It is full of nesting birds.

All pictures will be in a white mount and finished in an urban gold frame,

 


Birdwatching

Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, collage, pastel, gold leaf and gold thread.

Painted in 2019 for ‘Catching the Light', a solo exhibition at Chantry House Gallery. This is a place my children love to go. Walking from Bolton Abbey there’s a bird hide in the woods high above The Strid. We’ve sat and watched bullfinches, blue tits, coal tits – sometimes 20 at a time. There’s always one Nuthatch, and a large, dapper Pheasant that pokes his head above the parapet and scares all the little birds away. He’s there every time so we’ve named him Sebastian. There’s also a vole in the wall of the hide that will come out for picnic crumbs is you sit very still.

61cm x 77cm
Limited print edition of 150

ADRG5338£345.00

Crashing Waves

Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, gold leaf and gold thread.
Inspired by Northumberland waves off Budle Bay, near Bamburgh 

48.5 x 48.5cm

Limited print edition of 150

ADRG5337£195.00

Red Leaves

Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, gold leaf and gold thread.

A view of the Packhorse Bridge in Hebden in Autumn when the Virginia creeper and Acer leaves were rich red.

62cm x 62cm
Limited print edition of 250

ADRG5341£285.00

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SpringFlower

Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, collage, pastel, gold leaf and gold thread.

Painted in 2019 for ‘Catching the Light', a solo exhibition at Chantry House Gallery. Flamborough Head Cove, on a beautiful hot July day in 2018. I’m not sure if the Springflower is seaworthy, but I loved the way the curves of the boat echoed the curves of the cove. The chalk cliffs make the water a beautiful turquoise blue.

77cm x 61cm
Limited print edition of 150

ADRG5339£345.00

The Viaduct

Original media: Inks, gouache, acrylics, coloured pencil, collage, pastel, gold leaf and gold thread.

Knaresborough. The view from the bridge down the river Nidd, through the viaduct, on the day of the open gardens in 2010.

64cm x 62cm
Limited print edition of 150

ADRG5340£285.00