Acclaimed artist to exhibit work at Leyburn venue

Simon Palmer's Cycling Home.

Work by acclaimed local watercolour artist Simon Palmer will go on display at the Garden Rooms at Tennants.

The solo selling exhibition of limited edition prints will feature some of the artist’s most admired works created between 1993 and 2021 and inspired by the landscape of Wensleydale and surrounding areas.

Simon creates his watercolours in his studio, working from quick sketches executed en plein air, which are then translated through his memory.

A spokesperson for Tennants said: “Rather than observing the landscape impassively from a high viewpoint, Simon’s pictures put the viewer into the rural, agricultural landscape richly layered with both the natural and the man-made; winding lanes, verges, curving hedges and linear fences, trees wreathed with ivy and billowing foliage, signposts and barns, railway bridges and rolling fields.

“This set of prints is an artist’s highly personal response to a much-loved landscape, but while the landscapes seem very familiar, Simon invites the viewer to look anew and observe more closely the world around us.”

The exhibition will run from March 19 to May 5.