We are delighted that Leeds based artist Rachel McNaughton will be kicking off our 2024 series of art exhibitions at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens.
The exhibition will be open every Wednesday and Friday throughout April and on the weekend of the 6th and 7th, 20th and 21st. Opening times of the tearoom are 1pm to 5pm.
The series will be displayed in the tearoom throughout April for visitors to enjoy. Artworks will be available to purchase at the entrance hut. Entry to the tearoom and art exhibition are free.
Rachel explains her inspiration for the series:
“Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant source of inspiration. I work from life, or from my own photographs but both are merely a starting point and many paintings are created from a combination of various images. Watercolour presents the artist with many unexpected “ accidents” and often shapes that appear in initial washes become suggested flowers and so a painting often chooses its own path to completion. Over time my work has moved away from botanical accuracy into a more expressive style and become looser with runs and dribbles becoming part of the process of creating the image.”
Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens Opening Hours
Stillingfleet Lodge Garden will be opening for the summer on Wednesday 3rd April 2024 until Friday 27th September, every Wednesday and Friday afternoon plus the first and third weekends of each month. Open from 13:00 to 17:00 on each of these days. Please note in June 2024 the garden will be closed on the 1st and 2nd but open on the 8th and 9th instead.