"A landscape of Elements"

 

"A Landscape of Elements" at the Inspired by... gallery at The Moors National Park Centre (please click for more details), Lodge Lane, Danby, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2NB.

2nd May  - 27th May 2016

For several years I have returned to the farm where I grew up in Nidderdale and to other parts of the North Yorkshire Moors to work for this exhibition. The paintings are portraits of experiences more than depictions of a particular place. 
Much of the landscape I knew as a child remains the same, protected by the harshness of an unforgiving environment. The land occupies the edge between agricultural domination and interactive subsistence, a place where despite today's technology man and nature have to work together. 
The exhibition reflects my experiences, put together as an imprecise map of responses.