Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with S

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Inkylinky By Liz Samways

Liz is a Yorkshire-based jeweller, enameller and printmaker, working in etched, engraved & enamelled silver and copper along with other metals as the inspiration takes her. Sterling silver is combined with copper and brass, textured, etched and engraved. In addition, on some pieces, layers of vitreous enamels are used in a painterly way to add elements of colour. Her work is inspired by the English landscape, her printmaking practice, and training as a garden designer. Her design process is fairly spontaneous, responding to the combination & properties of the materials she uses, and she does love a happy accident!

Venue: 3 Beckside

Medium: Silver etched jewellery

Jacs Schiendorfer

Born in Aberdeen, I have lived in Lancashire, London, South West Scotland, Austria and Yorkshire. I completed an applied arts degree in ceramics and textiles at Carlisle University. Since moving to Whitby eighteen months ago I have concentrated on oil painting. I love the to depict the activities of the friendly people and the amazing light on the east coast and Moors.

Venue: The Barn Owl Cafe, Seaton Hall

Medium: Oil Painting

Rob Shaw

Venue: love divine

Medium: painting

Michelle Smith

Michelle has completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Kingston - upon - Thames University . Michelles work is inspired by the natural world and the dramatic and beautiful North-Eastern and Dorset coastlines, still life and vibrant silk textiles. Through the use of coloured pencils and oil paints ethereal images are created.

Venue: Trig Point, Dining Room

Medium: Painting, pencil drawings.

Jan Staines

My name is Jan , and I will be 69 years old when the festival is on. I am the mother of 4 sons and 1 daughter, a grandma , and also a great grandma. I have gone through a very bad year, having been told I had breast cancer. I wrote a book before I was taken ill, and I decided to finish what I had started when finishing all my treatments on the 20th of December last year. You only get one chance so went for it. The book is about a very nice family of little people, they live in the woods at Dalehouse, they are 10cms tall. I wrote it for my son Alan who has Asperger's. I didn't get the best of an education but gave it my best shot, I wanted to give something back to Staithes so I'm donating 50p from every book I sell to the RNLI. I am an animal lover, so much so that I cant bare to see anything suffer, I rescue snails and worms, sad but true, I hope you get some idea of who I am from my rambling , it is hard to talk about yourself.

Venue: East Lea, High Street

Medium: self taught writer

Stephen Stott

Stephen Stott was born in Middlesbrough, England in 1974. Stephen works with oil on canvas or wood panel and he completed a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art at Teesside University in 2007.          Stephen’s vibrant painted works have evolved through his interest in identity. His desire to develop that ‘sense of place’ through his painting emanates from using bold and expressive colour to evoke memory and ultimately, identity.   In addition to his studio work, Stephen teaches drawing and painting in local schools.                                                  He lives and works in Stockton-On-Tees, England.

Venue: Seahaven, Barrass Square

Medium: Painting