Debbie Loane

October 2nd – November 2nd
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 11am – 5pm

“For this exhibition I have brought together a collection of works focussing on the landscapes surrounding the Cleveland Way National Trail.

I am fascinated by the way the landscape continues to reveal itself to me the more time I spend exploring this rich and diverse route as it snakes along from Helmsley to the coast ending in Filey.

I often return to the same location over and over to explore intimate areas as well as big views, allowing myself to respond in whatever way the location suggests. Resulting works can be drawing based using simple charcoal and drawing implements. At other times it is concerned with creating rich textured surfaces which echo the processes I see at work in the land.”

Debbie Loane studied Fine Art at Bretton, Hall College, Leeds University graduating with a 1st Class Honours in Painting in 1995.

In 1996 she was Artist in Residence at St Cuthbert’s College, Durham University celebrating the Year of Visual Arts in the North of England. In 2000 she held her first solo exhibition in London at the Quaker Gallery, St Martins Lane.

Following a period living and working in the West Durham Dales Debbie moved back to the family farm in North Yorkshire where, with the aid of a Rural Diversification Grant, she set up Lund Gallery in 2005. The gallery now specialises in showing Debbie’s work and hosts arts courses from visiting tutors.

Projects include Walking in the footsteps of Turner, The Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes and most recently she has been artist in residence on the Cleveland Way as part of the National Trail’s 5oth anniversary celebrations.