Wensleydale artists to exhibit at The Station

The Station. Photo: Tom Kolour.

Catching the Light is the theme of an art exhibition by two Wensleydale artists at The Station in Richmond from Saturday, June 19 to Thursday, July 8.

Hilary Grisewood and Eithne Henson say they share an enjoyment of the changing light of the Dales, and the wide open spaces and coasts of Northumberland and the Western Isles of Scotland.

Hilary has been drawing and painting all her life. She is largely self-taught, and currently paints in watercolours and acrylics.

She is fascinated by human traces in the landscape – by derelict barns, rusty machinery, gates and old tractors.

She also has family connections in Northumberland and the West Coast of Scotland, where the huge skies are a source of inspiration.

Landscape by Eithne Henson.

Eithne Henson studied at Leicester College of Art in the 1950s, but family and other interests meant that it was not till she came to live in Yorkshire that she was inspired to paint again by the special Dales landscapes, always changing through different seasons and weathers, whether the limestone hills, or the trees and meadows of lower levels.

In contrast, the North Sea coasts, and the land and seascapes of the Western Isles, give her many other subjects. She mainly paints in acrylic, but enjoys experimenting with other media.

Rain coming is by Hilary Grisewood.