WARMER, brighter days give rise to more vibrant art and a new exhibition at a Bradford gallery gives local artists the chance to shine.

The Bingley Gallery’s Summer Exhibition features a cornucopia of work, with more artists than ever sharing the space.

Among the well-established, internationally known artists are Leyla Murr, the Eldwick-based abstract painter whose big, bold works bring style and joy in equal measure.

Bingley's own Jane Fielder uses such exhibitions to extend her range beyond her usual Janescape urban views. For this show she was inspired by some new acrylic marker pens, sitting down immediately to paint what was in front of her in the kitchen. There can be few paintings that include a toaster and a gas grill. Tony Dexter, from Ilkley, is a master of the big and bold and his east coast- inspired views, feature fishing cobles of Filey up close.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cannon rg1 by Jane FielderCannon rg1 by Jane Fielder

As a region that was once heavily involved in the textile industry, it is particularly pleasing that artists who create and use fabrics are well-represented: Paul Hudson combines printing and weaving on two works inspired by The Bradford Textile Archive in which the woven work flows from the printed area. "Starting with the way a weaving is noted down in the work books I imagined how to relate those patterns into an actual weave," he explains.

Yorkshire-based Sarah Lyte of Seven Hands Designs combines wet felting with free motion embroidery to create a more delicate look. Sometimes other materials are incorporated: close observation of the strand line in a view of Saltburn-by-the-Sea reveals it to be a section of antique lace.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work by Sarah LyteWork by Sarah Lyte

The third textile artist is Jade Marczynski, who gallery owner David Starley came across at Saltaire Art trail and immediately invited to join the show. Her series of hand embroidered vignettes of some of Bradford's much loved, long-standing, shops, including Roswithas Delicatessen in Oastler Shopping Centre, seem, at the same time, to be both refreshingly original, yet pay homage to the embroidered samplers that generations of needleworkers have produced in the past.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Roswithas Delicatessen by Jade MarczynskiRoswithas Delicatessen by Jade Marczynski

There is a return for some of the gallery's favourite artists from previous shows: Mark Whitford, who goes under the tag of Bonehead may have dropped out of art college many years ago, but his imaginative mind and practical skills are obvious in a series of stencil and laser-cut angels and other subjects.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Work by BoneheadWork by Bonehead

Josie Barraclough, after a career change, away from teaching art to practising it, has a number of works on show. Many of her paintings incorporate mixed media such as paper cuttings, which add an extra dimension of complexity and meaning.

Suzanne McQuade is a traditional watercolour artist. Her work is truly beautiful. On show are gently evocative coastal watercolours, which convey an aura of calm and tranquillity.

For those with a taste for more richly atmospheric oils there are Daniel Metcalfe's field views, many from around his new home in Thornton.

The gallery's two resident artists are both oil painters with very different styles. David Starley uses a painting knife in a robust, impasto, manner, as in a view of Malham Cove, while L Amy Charlesworth uses a fine brush with great detail, one of her new works Posing Cow, Hewenden Viaduct she described as "realistic…after a fashion."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Posing cow, Hewenden Viaduct by L Amy CharlesworthPosing cow, Hewenden Viaduct by L Amy Charlesworth

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Malham Cove by David StarleyMalham Cove by David Starley

One of the joys of such variety exhibitions is the opportunity to provide a platform for little- known artists, which give the public the opportunity to view and purchase works of artists very much on their way up. Gabrielle Hall said she was thrilled to be given the chance to display her Dales views to the public. Baldev Mehta, has had few works displayed since leaving Bradford College and his Girl in the Rain is accompanied by a few poetic lines:

The girl in the rain is deeply lost into the wilderness.

Gazing at the tall industrial building deep into the sky

Crisp air

Cold drips of rain touch her soft warm cheeks her like pear drops

emotions on display gone unnoticed

as she peers at the Buildings, the fields and above in to the clouds

Happy to be alive as the beauty that surrounds her.

Happy to be home.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Thornton Field by David MetcalfeThornton Field by David Metcalfe

Further colour is brought to the exhibition by Liz Brook's fused glass. It was only recently that she was first experimenting with this medium, but she's now competing with the best artists in the field with gorgeously coloured work which portrays the play of light on water.

Another who will be new to many art followers, at least in the Bradford area, is Dehlia Barnard-Edmunds who produces her lino cut art under the label The Merryweather Artist. Her work focuses on the natural environment but there is a new series of, literally down to earth views, featuring people on their allotments which are based on her observation of plot holders in Saltaire.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A work by The Merryweather ArtistA work by The Merryweather Artist

Another artist who has used the exhibition to try moving her art in a new direction is Nina Wright. Previously she had focussed on highly finished utilitarian items such as tableware, but the show includes a series of tea lights built from unglazed porcelain which allows the light to be transmitted, through the fabric highlighting features such as incised letters and patterns and torn clay edges.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Avocets by Josie BarracloughAvocets by Josie Barraclough

Perhaps the most unusual exhibit is a book. Daniel Shiel, best known as an artist producing composite photos has turned his creative muse to writing. His new book combines alternative history, fantasy and humour. Thorntichronicon: A History and Guide to a Yorkshire Village and a Parallel World is an entertaining romp, which revisualises the architectural remains of Thornton where Daniel lived for many years and repopulates it with extraordinary characters and unlikely events.

For those looking for a taster of what Yorkshire's artists have on offer, this show has something for everyone to enjoy.

The Bingley Gallery Summer Exhibition at the gallery in Park Road, runs from July 13 to September 24; davidstarleyartist.com/bingley