Firmdale Art Tour & Drawing Workshop
at The Whitby Hotel
Monday December 12th 2022, 6pm - 9pm
Enjoy a private tour of the hotel's renowned art collection led by landscape artist Lyora Pissarro. Enjoy a glass of wine and talk to art aficionados, before learning how to produce your own masterpiece. Lyora will guide you in an exclusive drawing workshop, inspiring you to create a dreamlike landscape to take home.
On arrival at The Whitby Hotel, the lobby begins the story of the hotel’s colourful and carefree spirit as guests are greeted by artist Stephen Cox RA’s alabaster plinths, Hermione Skye’s vast rainbow-hued loom woven above the reception and the shadowy figure of Father Time redrawing the clock hands on Maarten Baas’s Real Time: Grandfather Clock. Witty and entertaining artworks fill the adjoining Whitby Bar from Ramiro Fernandez Saus’s tale of dogs and birds overlooking the sea to paintings by Carla Kranendonk, Nicola Clarke and framed collections of ‘Haircuts of Hackney’ illustrations by Daniel Frost. Descend to the hotel’s private event spaces where a stairwell lined with Kate Blee’s joyous Tribe print and artworks by pop-art icons Joe Tilson and Jim Dine set the scene.
$150 per person, including walking tour, drawing workshop and refreshments. Art materials will be provided.
Order of Events
6pm Arrival and welcome in the Drawing Room.
6.15pm – 7.15pm Art Walk with a private tour of The Whitby Hotel’s art collection.
7.30pm – 9pm Refreshments and drawing class with Lyora Pissarro where art materials will be provided.
18 W 56th Street, New York
T: 646 929 6304
French artist Lyora Pissarro has been painting since the age of 4. Taught by her mother through a lineage passed down over five generations. Her work is both figurative, abstract and rooted in painting. Currently based between New York and London, Lyora completed her formal education at Hunter College in NYC, after doing her foundation year at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The dreamlike landscapes of Lyora Pissarro’s works have in common her embrace of her artistic heritage. Incorporating both traditional techniques and modern technology in a constant attempt to better refract the layers of aesthetic language developed over generations of artists. Amongst her strong training in painting, Lyora was also submersed into both the art market and academic theory in art from a young age. Her experience spans from art dealing in galleries and high-end art fairs around the world, as well as having worked for a curatorial and architectural firm Parallel in NY, a company building museums to house private art collections. Discussing art was the only subject around her dinner table growing up. Lyora is currently preparing for her first solo exhibition that will take place at The Amangiri in Utah in January.