Towards the Horizon by Alison Tyldesley

May 7th – June 19th, 2016

Opening, May 7th, 2 – 5pm





Artist Statement

My love of landscape is the driving force behind all my paintings. I am inspired by the drama of rapidly changing weather, light and colour. In particular, I am fascinated by the Peak District as I walk along its rugged edges and pathways. I aim to capture movement, intense light and atmosphere- particularly glowing horizons, wild skies, receding hills and textured foregrounds.  My intention is to create an emotional response to landscape and successfully negotiate the delicate balance between representation and abstraction.  My paintings are not usually depictions of a particular scene, although I do sometimes refer to the sketches I have made as I walk the landscape.  My work draws on memory and imagination. Paintings emerge over time as I layer colour to create texture, movement, light effects and tone.  In addition, I scrape, scratch, drip and rework the paint until the process itself takes over


About the artist

I studied Fine Art in Exeter, graduating in 1975. Since then I have lived, worked and painted on the outskirts of the Peak District. I paint full time in a studio at home as well as teaching art classes on an occasional basis.  My work has been exhibited and sold regularly nationally and throughout the North and Midlands.

Recent shows and selected exhibitions

Derbyshire Open Art, Buxton – highly commended;
‘Sheffield in the Frame’ – Winter Gardens, Sheffield;
Royal West of England, Bristol;
Ferens Gallery Hull;
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Open all Media;
Artists Open Studios Sheffield and South Yorkshire;
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Prize exhibition;
Professional stand in Art in the Gardens Sheffield
Great North Art Show Ripon;
Art Barn, Old Rectory Preston Bagot, Henley in Arden;
Old Station Gallery, Rowsley, Derbyshire;
Midlands Open Tarpey Gallery;
Featured Artist, Derwent Gallery, Grindleford, Derbyshire;
Bessemer Gallery, Sheffield;
Cupola Gallery, Sheffield;
St John St Gallery, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.


Tarpey Gallery
77 High Street
Castle Donington
De74 2pq

Opening Times

Thursday – Sunday
10am – 5pm


Luke Tarpey – 07772404293


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