Artistic range at Sledmere

Chris Flinton'Fauve

Chris Flinton'Fauve

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EIGHT professional artists are exhibiting work in an eclectic range of styles and mediums at Sledmere House until 3 June.

They are Jessica Cathcart, Speth Milnes and Judith Stevens from Scalby, Chris Flinton from Scarborough, Belinda Rymer from York, Elaine Wilshaw from Brompton, Sue Weaver from Kirkbymoorside and Jane Worthington from Hutton Buscel.

Our picture shows Chris Flinton with her Fauve-style painting of Sledmere House gardens.

Fauvism was an art style that lasted four years, beginning in 1905. The leader of this movement was Henri Matisse. The word Fauvism is French for wild beasts.

It got this name because the paintings had bright and unusual colors. The subjects in the paintings were shown in a simple way, and the colours and patterns were bright and wild.