The New George

Paul Ashton

I return to education to do my degrees 26 years late. I’ve been a practising artist for 9 years.
I teach and show and sell my work. I’m currently in the Bradford open..2 works.
I recently showed “the daughters of folly and other tales” at Heart in Headingley

Ruth Bader

Although I’m from Leeds originally, I’ve exhibited my work in London, Sydney and the North East of England.

My portraits in ink use a technique that I’ve developed over the last eight years to create compositions full of movement and emotion. I also use plants to incorporate natural imprints of leaves and flowers in some of my pieces.

The collages I make were originally inspired by paste-up street art in Sydney. When I lived there, I created work in collaboration with other artists for parties and clubs nights, as well as traditional exhibitions.

My work draws from influences much closer to home as well, including the beautiful North East coast, where I spent much of my childhood.

I have exhibited at the Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage since it started, and regularly participate in the Roundhay Artists Open Studios. I also sell my work online. Having recently moved to Kirkstall, I am really looking forward to getting involved in the local art scene here.