Adrienne takes a walk on the wildside

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A LOVE of the rugged, wild landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and Scotland has inspired an exhibition of paintings by artist Adrienne French at the Harrison Lord Gallery in Brighouse.

York-based Adrienne has worked as a successful artist since graduating from Leeds University with a BA (Hons) in art and design in 2000. Over the last few years her work has been concerned primarily with interpretations of landscapes, based on observations and her own memories of time spent in Scotland and on the moors and dales of Yorkshire. The exhibition, which runs until the beginning of March, showcases 18 new works.

She said: “This body of work combines paintings which are inspired by walks in the dales and moors over the years and my first trip to the Highlands of Scotland in 2010.

“I was impressed by the scale of the Scottish mountain range and the wildness of the area which inspired me to produce these large-scale canvases. I have concentrated on the structure of the landscape with an emphasis on the shapes, textures and colours.”

Gallery owner Steven Lord said: “I have long been an admirer of Adrienne’s work and believe her use of colour and form genuinely captures the true atmosphere of the landscape.”

Adrienne was in the gallery for the exhibition opening on Saturday.