The Drover's Path

 

An exhibition of paintings of the Yorkshire Dales shown at the Dales Countryside museum in Hawes, North Yorkshire.

“Walking the path my father drove flocks of sheep to market from our farm in Nidderdale is the inspiration for these paintings. It must have been a journey of hope across a hard land in all weathers. The path crosses upland pastures and over wild windswept peat and heather moors where raw earth touches the sky, before descending to more gentle wall-defined land in Wharfedale.

 

A collection of five paintings inspired by the path from Low Riggs to Kilnsey in mixed dry media on watercolour paper

 

Paintings in oil on canvas with additional river sands from Cliff Foss waterfall in our lower pasture. Contemplation on the actual and symbolic path gave rise to these paintings and words. 

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Garth Trees

Garth - an early start

Reflection at Cliff Foss 3

Return Journey

Individuation

Reflection at Cliff Foss 5

Dawn

Limestone Cavern


Spate 2

Spate study

Spate study 2

Spate study 3

The Fall - meditation at Cliff Foss waterfall

The route - walking from Middlesmoor to Kilnsey

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