A new exhibition titled “Tour de Yorkshire’ is now open at The Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse. Timed to coincide with the first ever visit of the cycle race to Brighouse it is themed around not only the cycle race but also a tour of the wonderful Yorkshire scenery.
Steven Lord, gallery owner said “The arrival of the Tour de Yorkshire is an exciting time for Brighouse. Up to now we have missed out on all the fun but April 30th sees the Tour finally arriving. To mark this event we are holding an exhibition which celebrates not only the cycle race but also the wonderful scenery in the county of Yorkshire which we all enjoy.”
Featuring over 50 new paintings by 10 Yorkshire artists the exhibition’s highlight is the work of Michelle Campbell’s who came to prominence when the Tour de France came to Yorkshire in 2014. The characters & themes which she paints are predominantly inspired by colour, humour and nostalgia observed in everyday life, from her local Mytholmroyd and the surrounding areas. Her ability to capture the essence of a town in a colourful and quirky style combines cycle racing with Yorkshire characters in an amusing cartoon style.
The exhibition also features new work by Yorkshire landscape artist Sue Nichol who is inspired by the wild hills, moors and coastline of Yorkshire. “I love to paint them as they are exposed to the extremes and intensity of light. I try to capture a particular atmosphere created, sometimes fleetingly, by swiftly changing weather conditions and am fascinated by nature’s ability to present a landscape in so many different ways.”
In addition to Sue Nichol work by other favourite artists will also be on display including Sheila Venamore, Sam Mortimer, John Sibson, Stephen Todd, Catherine McGrath and Sharon Taylor.
The free exhibition is now on and runs until Saturday 29th April.
For more details of the exhibition visit www.harrisonlord.co.uk or call 01484 722462.