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‘From waste to wall’
Showcasing James Owen Thomas, a young artist who is creating unique collage art using discarded scratch cards and other recycled materials
Saturday 21st September 9.30am – 5.00pm
Here at The Showcase Gallery we are delighted to be providing a platform for Yorkshire based artist James Owen Thomas to show and demonstrate his environmental art.
James, 18 from Pateley Bridge creates colourful canvases from used scratch cards and other recycled materials. His work is driven by environmental issues and single use products turning others’ waste into his medium for expression.
James, who is on the autistic spectrum began exhibiting his art at an early age when he began to find a use for brightly coloured scratch cards that had been thrown away by dejected customers. He painstakingly, cuts, hole punches and tears the ‘rubbish’, sorting it into shapes, colours and symbols before creating his canvases.
Inspired by many different artists including David Hockney, Van Gogh and Seurat and the pointillist movement James uses this distinctive style to represent his many interests of nature and the environment of Yorkshire. His work includes stunning Yorkshire Dales scenes, Swaledale sheep and the barns and drystone walls that symbolise the area in which he resides.
Having exhibited in the North East and Yorkshire since the age of 15, James has developed a distinctive style and has received commissions for some of his artwork.
The Showcase Gallery
11 Finkle Street, Richmond
North Yorkshire, DL10 4QA
Tel: 01748 822400
Monday - Saturday: 9:30am to 5:00pm
Bank Holidays: 11:00am to 4:00pm