“I have seen the sea when it is stormy and wild; when it is quiet and serene; when it is dark and moody. And in all its moods, I see myself” 

― Martin Buxbaum

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Recent Paintings

“I find that the variable qualities of the sky and sea act as a visual metaphor for the memories and feelings that surface while I am painting; this means that my work often becomes an emotional response to my experiences of time spent by the sea. Ultimately though, my aim is to capture the essence of the sea in a simple semi-abstract but still very recognisable way.”

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Tori TiptonBased in West Yorkshire and predominately painting seascapes in oil I use my visual memory as a point of reference for my expressive paintings.

I take my inspiration from childhood visits to the North Wales coast and more recent family trips to the coastal villages of Yorkshire. My paintings are a combination of distant memories and recent observations from these visits, semi-abstract seascapes that always remain recognisable as such.

Artist’s Statement

My paintings are a personal response to the affinity that I feel with the sea and in particular its relationship with the ever-changing weather of the British Isles. I find the nature of the sea and sky are in themselves abstract and offer limitless combinations of colour and texture. By adopting a simple composition of land, sea, and sky, my semi-abstract forms are a response to the atmosphere and sense of drama that the constantly changing elements never fail to provide.

My work emerges from layers of oil paint which give my paintings substance and texture. By focusing on the energy of the ocean and the weather I aim to suggest a sense of solitude and contemplation in my work. To offer the viewer a chance to pause and reflect on the memories and emotions that the often powerful or sometimes benign presence of the sea may evoke.

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Exhibitions & Galleries

You can currently find a selection of my work in the following galleries:

Coast Gallerycoast-gallery

Mill Lane, Cloughton
Scarborough, North Yorkshire
YO13 0AB

The Stowe Gallery The Stow Gallery

St Ives, Cornwall

TR26 2DS


Upcoming Events

The Maiden Bridge Gallery 2019 Exhibition

May – July 2019

Full details to follow

The Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritagestaithes-festival-flyer-2018

Saturday 7th September – Saturday 8th September 2019

I shall be returning to East Lea on the High Street for the festival in 2019.

The Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage features a selling exhibition of artwork over 150 artists which will take place over the weekend of 7th and 8th September 2019 in some 100 temporary galleries in cottages, houses and public spaces throughout the village.

The preview evening takes place on Friday 6th September 7 -8.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

In addition, there will be also walks, talks, workshops, concerts and heritage events throughout the weekend.

Entry to the Festival is free of charge and you can find out more about it on the Staithes Festival website.

Past Events & Exhibitions


  • Joint Exhibition –  Coast Gallery, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Selected Artist – Saltaire Arts Trail, Saltaire, West Yorkshire
  • RAW17 Group Exhibition – The Sculpture Lounge, West Yorkshire
  • The Great North Art Show – Ripon, North Yorkshire
  • Emerging Artists Group Exhibition – Bils & Rye Gallery, North Yorkshire
  • Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage – North Yorkshire
  • Art& Show – York, North Yorkshire


  • Saltwater : Views of the sea, Solo Exhibition – Unity Works, West Yorkshire
  • Liable to Flood, Group Exhibition – The Mental Health Museum, West Yorkshire
  • Art& Show – York, North Yorkshire
  • The Great Sheffield Art Show – The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield, South Yorkshire


  • 2017 Art& RAW Talent Award for emerging artists
  • 2017 Winner of the Best Presented Stand Award at Art& Show awarded by The Yorkshire Sculpture Park


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