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Young Tree Champion Ambassador, James Owen Thomas, opens new art gallery

The Tree Council

June 22, 2023

James Owen Thomas, one of The Tree Council’s Young Tree Champion Ambassadors, opened a gallery in Yorkshire to showcase his celebrated environmental art.

James is known for creating pieces out of discarded and recycled materials. As an ambassador for The Tree Council, James helps to raise awareness of environmental issues and the value of nature

James said: “In my art I am highlighting issues about the environment and single use products as I turn things discarded by others into a medium for expression.

“For me the starting point of this whole process is to collect and organise into a manageable form all the many pieces of recycled materials I work with. I enjoy creating order out of disorder!

“Over recent years I have mainly worked with scratch cards but will also consider other materials, such as old tickets, leaflets, product packaging and fabrics, that can be recycled into commissioned art pieces.”

James’ gallery was officially opened Professor David Hill CBE, of North Yorkshire Lieutenancy Office.

After cutting the ribbon, Professor Hill delivered a short speech on the importance of the natural environment, and the welfare of the other species, to our lives.

You can find James’ Gallery at 2A High Street, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate, HG3 5AW.  Parking is available at the rear of gallery in Southlands public car park.

For more information, please contact art@jamesowenthomas.com or visit www.jamesowenthomas.com

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