During 2020 whilst travel was restricted, Kate and her family took walks in the Calder Valley and it was here where she began to observe and capture the changing of the seasons through paintings of trees and accompanying wildlife. This collection of over 43 small works was to become the Nightingale Project. At the same time the family talked about the places they wanted to go once they could venture out of the valley. Inspiring a new body of work of large Yorkshire landscapes about these ‘Grand Days Out’.
These two bodies of work are presented for the first time in this new exhibition ‘Woodland Paths and Grand Days Out’.
Kate Lycett is an artist based in the West Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge, where she lives with her husband and three children. After growing up in Suffolk and taking artistic inspiration from her architect grandfather, she moved north to York to study Fine Art and then to Huddersfield to study Industrial Textiles. After working for several years in the textile industry as a designer she moved to Hebden Bridge in 2005 and further developed her own distinctive painting style which is now very widely recognised as her own.
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