Anita puts fine art of papercuts on Tour de France map

Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman, who has been inspired by the Yorkshire countryside. (Picture by Simon Dewhurst)

Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman, who has been inspired by the Yorkshire countryside. (Picture by Simon Dewhurst)

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Famed locally for her brilliant papercuts, as well as paintings, Harrogate artist Anita Bowerman has taken inspiration from the Tour de France and run with it.

Based at her very cute Dove Tree Studios on a characterful backstreet, Anita’s latest masterpiece, A Cycle Tour of Yorkshire Stage 1, was unveiled by Harrogate Mayor Coun Mike Newby at HSBC to make the forthcoming launch of Art Harrogate.

The beautifully detailed and delicate papercut map took five months to create and is one of the centrepieces of this new art festival which will run at Harrogate International Centre from June 28 to July 5.

Ten local artists will be represented, including Marcus Levine and Caryl Hallett ,as well as Buscall Gallery.

As if that wasn’t enough, Anita has moved into stainless steel, too, transforming a recent cycling wheel paper cut and her Angel of the North design.

Art Harrogate 2014 is supported by: Dove Tree Art Studio, Harrogate International Centre, HSBC and Redline Specialist Cars and is presented by The Harrogate Organisers Ltd.