Festival Exhibition: The Spirit of the North

6th July – 27th August: Helmsley Arts Centre (varying opening hours)

Jake Attree: An Artist’s visit to Ryedale

Jake Attree presents an exhibition inspired by time spent in and around Ryedale. ‘I want the paintings, oil pastels and drawings in this exhibition to have a sense of the places that inspired them,’ he writes, ‘whether York, the landscape around Welburn, the River Derwent at Malton, or a view across the Howardian Hills from Pickering Castle. Completely dependent on the subject whilst simultaneously independent of it. A celebration of Paul Cézanne’s idea that art is “a harmony that runs parallel to nature” and full of a sense of what it feels like to spend time in North Yorkshire.’ 

Please see more details about opening times and location on the Helmsley Arts Centre website

Jake Attree would like to dedicate this exhibition to the memory of Dr Richard Shephard.