Art Roundhay Park: Three artists from Roundhay Artists

At Art Roundhay Park, Leeds, we’re showcasing three artists from a the local group of artists, Roundhay Artists:

Catherine Warburton, Miriam Laville and Judy Merchant.

Catherine Warburton - Catherine is a contemporary artist and embroiderer who loves to find different pieces of fabric, stitch them together using a variety of machine or hand stitching, marrying the piece as a whole to work in colour and composition. She likes to keep her colours bright and vibrant with a strong emphasis on shape and pattern. She has exhibited in many galleries up and down the country. She now lives and works in Leeds where she is a member of Leeds Fine Artists.

Miriam Laville - “This new collection of paintings is a response to the arresting and wild landscape of the North York Moors. “Yorkshire” is a place that I have adopted since moving here to study a degree in Graphics Arts and Design at Leeds Metropolitan University in the 1990’s.

I have a background in printmaking which ignited my interest in technique-led painting. These artworks are solely created in acrylics with palettes knives. They take inspiration from the North York Moors interpreting through form, colour and texture. The landscapes are not an exact representation of a specific viewpoint, but an exploration of it”.


Judy Merchant - Judy’s inspiration comes from the natural world and her experiences and observations over time. She is fascinated by patterns and geometrical forms and the impact of time on both natural and man-made forms. Judy uses mixed media (including fabric, thread, paint and gesso) often working with layers which conceal and reveal, giving a sense of mystery and change over time. She uses both hand and machine embroidery to draw and embellish.