Alpha Crafts and Art

Most of the artwork in Alpha Holiday Cottage is original, inspired by nature, the North Yorkshire coast and moors. The artist is A.E. Hall, an artist in the immediate family.

Lino-cut, watercolour, etchings, collagraphs, fabric and embroidery, mixed media are available as original, high quality digital prints (some in card form). The items can be purchased when visiting the holiday cottage, contacting us directly and through Etsy and Folksy.

Annette's latest work is of Whitby's swing bridge "I was walking by the harbour and noticed the fishing boat approaching the swing bridge. It was just asking to photographed! I liked the ripples made in the water, and the way they were breaking up the reflections. The colours of blue sky and water, red/orange roof tops and the red bridge contrasted with the dark shadows under the bridge."

The photograph was converted to black and white, which was then reversed and printed onto a transfer paper. Colour was added with paint, and the image transferred to fabric. Extra colours were added with acrylic paint and coloured netting sewn on top. The white railings on the side if the bridge were emphasized with cotton stitches.

Whitby Harbour
Whitby Harbour