Printmaker to star at best of British art fair

Artwork by Brighouse printmaker Stuart Brocklehurst will be on display at the Museum of Lancashire on May 3 and 4
Artwork by Brighouse printmaker Stuart Brocklehurst will be on display at the Museum of Lancashire on May 3 and 4

A printmaker from Brighouse is among a number of Yorkshire artists who have been shortlisted for the Hopeful and Glorious art and craft fairs at Lytham Hall and the Museum of Lancashire, Preston.

A hand-picked selection of artists, makers and designers will be taking part in the events which will celebrate the best of British art and crafts.

The first fair will be held at Lytham Hall on April 11 and 12, and the second event will take place at the Museum of Lancashire on May 3 and 4.

Among those taking part is printmaker Stuart Brocklehurst, of Brighouse.

“I make linocut, drypoint and mezzotint prints,” he said.

“My work is influenced by a range of artists and styles ranging from Japanese woodblock prints and 20th century travel posters to printmakers such as Robin Tanner, Edgar Holloway and Charles Tunnicliffe.”

Visitors will be able to see Stuart’s work in the art and craft fair at the Museum of Lancashire on May 3 and 4.

Gordon Chapman, of event organisers Hopeful and Glorious, said: “We had an overwhelmingly positive response from artists and visitors coming to our art and craft fairs in 2014.

“The spring art and craft fairs at Lytham and Preston will be our first events for 2015.

“They are both such magnificent venues and we are excited to be presenting our great line-up of artists.

“There’s a great atmosphere at our events, and we are building a steady mailing list of artists and visitors who’ve enjoyed our events and want to come back.”

Other Calderdale artists taking part include Tina Foran and Philip Pearson, of 2-b art, who will be displaying paintings and sculptures created at their studio at The Old Fire Station, Todmorden, where they also run art workshops and courses.

Tina and Philip are visual artists who work in oil, mixed media and pencil with a range of subjects including landscapes, still life and the human figure.

They will be showing their work at both Lytham Hall and the Museum of Lancashire.

Rachel Lucie Designs, based in Hebden Bridge, creates unique handmade silver jewellery and nature inspired photography gifts and homewares.

Rachel will be exhibiting her range of work including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cards, framed flower photography, notebooks and cushions at Lytham Hall on April 11 and 12.

For more information about the fairs, visit www.hopefulandglorious.co.uk.