Yorkshire landscape on show in festival exhibition

Art nib 3'' Steven Lord.Clare Haley. Julian Mason
Art nib 3'' Steven Lord.Clare Haley. Julian Mason

Yorkshire artists Julian Mason and Clare Haley were at the Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse, for the opening of an exhibition of their timeless landscape paintings.

Gallery owner Steven Lord who has admired both artists for some years said he was delighted with the exhibition.

“Both artists have very distinct and completely different styles, but complement each other so well. Julian and Clare are very popular artists and have many fans and collectors.

“We have been been excited to see new work by two stunning and extremely talented artists in the gallery.”

Julian creates his artwork by taking his canvas and capturing the elements of the landscape while on location whereas Clare evokes the vastness and drama of Yorkshire scenes in Turner-inspired works.

Julian said: “After spending the last year travelling throughout Great Britain the landscape has certainly taught me who is the master and who is its pupil!”

Clare said: “I hope the paintings reflect back a feeling of how captivating nature can be and remind us we have no control over her.”

The exhibition is at the gallery until October 5. It runs alongside original paintings and prints by the well-known Brighouse artist Peter Brook who died in 2009.

The Pennine painter’s work has been on show for the Brighouse Festival which ended on Saturday.