The owners of Shap Chippy were so impressed by their neighbour’s talent they not only commissioned a picture but also gave Kayleigh Richardson a wall on which to exhibit some of her work. “Kayleigh seems to be able to turn her hand to any form of art – animals and landscapes, oils and watercolours and more! She only lives a couple of doors from us so we asked her to create a picture of Shap Chippy to hang in our restaurant. We’re delighted with it!” said Georgina Perkins, co-owner of Shap Chippy.
Kayleigh graduated from York St John University last year with a fine arts degree. Since then she has worked locally – including at Shap Chippy – while building her art portfolio. “I have been getting some commissions, mainly of people’s pets which I enjoy doing, but when I was asked to come up with ideas for the chip shop picture it was quite exciting!” she said.
Shap Chippy already shows off the felting skills of another local artist, Debra Esterhuizen. Now added to these are pictures of Windermere, Ullswater, a stag, lambs and more by Kayleigh.