Grantham Room Exhibition

‘Garden’ is a joint exhibition of joyous new original work for spring, displayed in the Grantham Room alongside the beautiful gardens of Newby Hall.

The show, running throughout April and May, features the work of 5 well known Yorkshire artists. The five artist friends regularly show their work together, though they work in very different media. They are inspired by gardens, landscape, and the Yorkshire coast near where they live and work. They all exhibit nationally and internationally, and have all been selected to take part in North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017.

Shirley Vauvelle ( Alongside developing her ceramic and driftwood pieces, Shirley works on mixed media canvases. These are built up with layers of colour, texture, marks and patterns, until the right feel and balance is achieved.  In 2015 Shirley was commissioned to produce an installation for the Hilton Hotel in Venice. Her work and studio have recently been featured on Channel 4 ‘s program Homes by the Sea and in magazines both in the UK, America and Canada.

Stef Mitchell ( makes mono prints from nature, alongside folded pieces which create an edge from which the organic accident and intentional mark can be read. Petals and whole plants are individually inked up, placed on paper and then printed through an etching press. From the gathering of plants to the final print it is a labour of love. Stef’s ‘Entwine’ series of work explores the book as an object, creating a tension between the read and unread. Her work for this exhibition links garden and wild plants with interior decoration patterns and colours.

Lesley Seeger ( is inspired primarily by the natural world. She often paints en plein air, out in the elements and brings the work back to the studio to complete. Recent work has recorded well known places of historic interest within the English landscape, including Castle Howard and Burton Agnes Hall. She is currently working on paintings of Newby Hall and Ripon Cathedral.

Moira McTague specialises in etching and painting. Her work is mainly inspired by her immediate surroundings. Working from life, she explores her ideas through painting and etching. She keeps a daily sketchbook, with tiny studies to document the days.  She has exhibited widely nationally and internationally, including being selected for the Flourish Award for Printmakers and Printfest in Ulverston.

Corinne Young ( Corinne’s textile pieces are 3D, and are hand and machine-embroidered onto fabric, or her own handmade linen paper. Her floral and insect studies have a historic feel, inspired by her passion for antiques.In addition to framed pieces, recent works have included embroidered wall features, stumpwork caskets and pressed plant artworks for a London restaurant. Corinne’s work has been featured in several UK galleries and in many local and national publications.

Please contact Corinne Young for further details:


Tel: 01262 420788 (Mobile: 07776432226)