The Great North Art Show

The great north art show

I’m excited to announce that six of my ‘North Coast’ paintings have been selected for inclusion in the Great North Art Show.

The Great North Art Show is an exciting and diverse open exhibition of contemporary art by professional northern artists, in the magnificent setting of Ripon Cathedral in North Yorkshire.

The exhibition features some of the United Kingdom’s finest Painters, Illustrators, Printmakers, Photographers and Sculptors.

Great North Art Show is Open Daily | 1st-23rd September 2018 | 10.00 am – 4.30 pm and you can visit the exhibition for free.

Holmfirth Artweek 2018

Alongside the RAW17 Exhibition which is taking place as part of Holmfirth Artweek I will also be exhibiting two paintings in the main exhibition in the Civic Hall for the second year running.

Holmfirth Artweek 2018

‘Lost Horizon No. 10’ & ‘Lost Horizon No.11’ will be on display and available to purchase for £165 each with 20% of each sale going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Exhibition in the Civic Hall is one of the biggest open exhibitions in the country featuring work by over 400 professional & amateur artists. The main exhibition takes place at Holmfirth Civic Hall, with additional Fringe venues dotted around the Holme Valley and Colne Valley area.

As Artweek is a fundraising event a commission of 20% is paid by artists on all sales made with all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Further information about the event can be found on the Holmfirth Artweek website


RAW17 Exhibition at The Sculpture Lounge

RAW 17 exhibition

This time last year I met a group of amazingly talented artists for the very first time as part of the Art& RAW Talent Award programme.

Now 12 months on I’m excited to announce that we will be joining together to put on a group exhibition of our work at The Sculpture Lounge, Holmbridge as part of of the 2018 Holmfirth Artweek.

The artists participating in the exhibition are:

  • Tori Tipton – Seascape Painter
  • Zoe Stainton – Felted Animal Sculpture
  • Ralph Shuttleworth – Contemporary Woodturner
  • Clare Phelan – Printmaker
  • Kate Mclaughlin – Jeweller
  • Jessica Grady – Textile Artist
  • Kevin Threlfall – Landscape Painter
  • Angus Vasili – Printmaker
  • Gabriella Petruso – Animal Illustrator
  • Deborah Beck – Jeweller

The exhibition runs from Saturday 10am  – 5pm on the 30th June until 7th July with a preview evening 7 – 10pm on Friday 29th June.


A Fresh Delivery of Paintings to St. Ives

Last week saw me heading down to St. Ives in Cornwall to deliver a new set of paintings to the Stowe Gallery.

Tori Tipton at The Stowe Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
The Stowe Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall
Contemporary seascape painting by Tori Tipton
Lost Horizon No 5 now available at The Stowe Gallery, St Ives
Lost Horizon No 4 - Contemporary Seascape Painting by Tori Tipton
Lost Horizon No 4 now available at The Stowe Gallery, St Ives


Ok, so I could have sent them by courier but it was as good as an excuse as any to take some time out to visit the gallery in person and soak up some of the atmosphere of St. Ives. Neither the gallery or St. Ives did not disappoint. The owner Paul Stowe who is also a hugely talented artist was lovely and welcoming and after many emails, it was great to finally meet in person.

St. Ives was, as always a delight. Its a couple of years since I last visited and it was great getting reacquainted with its jumble of streets and many open studios to visit. Most of my time though was spent walking the coastal path just soaking up the atmosphere. The highlight of the trip though was undoubtedly a visit to the island of St. Marys in the Scilly Isles, this long-time ambition now fulfilled has left me wanting more.

St Marys, Scilly Isles

It will be interesting to see over the coming months how the light Cornish hues play in contrast to the dark drama of the North Sea and influence my paintings. As they say, watch this space…


Saltaire Arts Trail 2018

I’m pleased to announce that my work has been selected to be displayed in this years Saltaire Arts Trail.

Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event held annually on the late May Bank Holiday weekend. It offers an imaginative visual arts programme, celebrating the village’s rich heritage, and offering opportunities to both emerging and established artists.
The Arts Trail prides itself in reaching out to new audiences and making art accessible to all by using imaginative venues – the internationally recognised Salts Mill, public buildings, the homes of Saltaire residents and outdoor spaces around Saltaire, to display visual art outside of traditional settings, as well as delivering new exhibitions and commissions.

During this event I will be exhibiting a selection of my work at Flat 3, 66 Victoria Road, Saltaire. Further information about the event can be found on the Saltaire Inspired website.