blandscliff Gallery and Studio - Exhibition: Paintings June Emerson and Northern Potters

Guest Artists :    Ruth Miemczyk 

Other Sculptors, Potters, Painters:

John Egerton, Jill Christie, George Ormerog, Jim Faulkner, Emma Williams, Victoria Leeks, Laura Hancock, Steve Booton, Caroline Burton, Shirley Sheppard

7th Sept - 31st Oct


In the Gallery






Ruth Miemczyk


Untitled,mixed media on board,100x78cm


Blandscliff gallery is delighted to have Ruth Miemczyk as their current guest artist.

Her art studies began at Barnsley School of Art in the 60’s, where much emphasis was placed on building up skills in drawing and painting, followed by Fine Art Painting at the Central School of Art and Design in London. “These were special times with a host of very renowned artists teaching in the big London Art Colleges.”

She has worked as a painter for over 40 years, with 10 solo shows as part of the Hospital arts scheme, some of which were touring shows, numerous solo exhibitions in art centres, private galleries and county museums in the UK and abroad, with 2 major exhibitions in Poland, as well as taking part in many group shows and painting residencies. She has work in many private collections, as well as banks, hospitals, the industrial sector and universities.

This new exhibition, “Harbours” is a group of paintings that began unintentionally to represent actual harbours. The black, angular shapes cutting into the picture-plane seemed to indicate aerial harbour shapes. Several photographs and drawings in sketchbooks during trips to Dieppe have found their way into some of the work, as well as map fragments and watching the progression of sea-charts on ferry crossings. In newer works there are also several references to Scarborough Harbour.


Harbour III, oil and collage on canvas,49x36cm


Harbour, oil on canvas,85x100cm


Harbour II, oil on canvas, 36x49cm


Harbour Fragments III,oil on board,18x18cm



Harbour Fragments II,oil on board,18x18cm


Harbour Nights,oil on board,18x18cm


Harbour Lights,oil on board,18x18cm



Pier II,oil on board,18x14cm


ReflectionsIV, oil on board,18x18cm


As Passing Clouds, mixed media on board,73x63cm



Remembrance,oil and collage on canvas,110x87cm


Pier I,oil and collage on canvas,80x60cm


Reflections II,oil on canvas,40x40cm


Reflections,oil on canvas,40x40cm


Reflection III,oil on canvas,50x50cm


Harbour paintings by other artists


Shirley Sheppard

Scarborough Beach,Plaster block print, oil based inks, 40x60cm


Shirley Sheppard

Scarborough Harbour,Water colour,40x50cm



Elizabeth Neylan, oils on Canvas

Scarborough Harbour,35x25cm

Harbour St Ives,35x25cm

Harbour Alanya,82x60cm


Alan Ball


Janice Whitby

David Warren

Jim Faulkner

Elizabeth Bailey


Christine Shaw

Sam Cooke

Shirley Sheppard








John Egerton

Yorkshire Potter



Emma Williams

Jill Christie

Caroline Burton

George Ormerod

Felted Works by Felt West Australia








Laura Hancock


Victoria Leeks



Steve Booton

Nigel Carrick  

 blandscliff gallery

 9 Blands Cliff

 Scarborough, England 

 YO11 1NR