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Landscapes for a Dark Summer

Friday 4 April to Tuesday 11 May

Free Entry: 10.00am to 5pm, daily

Meet the Artist: Saturday 5 April, 12 noon to 3pm

Artist Lecture: Wednesday 16 April, at 6pm

Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks has a passion for the changing beauty of the North York Moors, an area in which he has lived and worked for most of his life. In a major exhibition of striking new work he depicts the rich, moody landscapes of the Moors and northern England in a mixture of acrylic painting and mixed media.

Peter Hicks 

Renowned landscape artist Peter Hicks has a passion for the changing beauty of the North York Moors, an area in which he has lived and worked for most of his life.

Peter views landscape painting as a vehicle for expressing ideas and feelings that have a universal appeal. His latest works – in acrylic on canvas and mixed media on paper – were inspired by the challenging weather of the summer of 2012, and are entirely drawn from the rich, moody landscapes of the North York Moors and northern England.

Peter exhibits widely in the UK, and his work is held in public collections in both England and France. ‘Landscapes for a Dark Summer’ is his first solo exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery.

Peter says:

I work out of need and towards some kind of fulfilment. My perception is caught between figuration and abstraction, in a world where hints, hopes and promises abound. It aims at a coming together and promises an amalgam of many things; the known or familiar, an aspiration, a shared moment, or a memory. I subscribe to the belief that, though the forms of art change, the highest aspirations remain.