Exhibit: Staithes artist Ian displays limited edition prints

Boggle Hole, by Ian Mitchell

Boggle Hole, by Ian Mitchell

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Limited edition prints of Yorkshire coast landscapes and seascapes by a Staithes-based artist are now on display.

Landscape Lines, an exhibition by artist Ian Mitchell, can be seen in the Stephen Jospeh Theatre’s Gallery from now until Saturday July 23.

Whitby to Sandsend, by Ian Mitchell

Whitby to Sandsend, by Ian Mitchell

Ian, who runs Staithes Studios Gallery at the top of the village slipway with his wife Stef, said: “My approach to printmaking combines an interest in landscape, design, logos and symbols.

“As a reductive artist in pursuit of a minimal outcome I use a mixture of digital, litho, collage and commercial materials.

“My unique delineation of the landscape is based on a stripped-down reality, referencing early travel posters and drawing on the early 20th Century design aesthetic.

“Working digitally, I strip away the topographical, stylising the landscape to create a logo-type symbol of an actual place.”

Penny Nab, by Ian Mitchell

Penny Nab, by Ian Mitchell

The gallery at the SJT is open Mondays to Saturdays from 10am to 6pm except during show times.

Entry is free.

Staithes Studios Gallery opened last year after Ian and Stef got change of use permission from the National Parks and Scarborough Council, enabling them to convert their cottage of 20 years to three floors of gallery retail space.

The property has an interesting and varied past – it has been a sweet shop and butchers.