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Summer Art Exhibition

Following my first  exhibition of paintings of the Peak District, originals and prints will be on display and for sale during the summer at the brand new café and artisan bakery at the YHA Hostel in  Youlgrave, near Bakewell in Derbyshire.

I have always loved the varied landscape of the Peak District- the steep wooded valleys, the craggy tops, the messy lanes and always, everywhere the dry stone walls criss- crossing this old old land.

What I try to do when I paint is to capture the feel and the sounds and the smell of this place so you can feel your feet squelch in the muddy fields, hear the buzzards mewing above you and smell the earth and the rain on the wind. There is something old and steady here, a certain reassuring solidity to hang onto and an echo of the past to keep you firmly grounded.