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Rivers of Light

Rivers of LightRivers of Light

Thursday 4 April to Monday 6 May

Free entry: 10am to 5pm daily

Meet the Artist: 2pm to 4pm

A major exhibition of charcoal drawings, mixed-media works and oil paintings by John Creighton, who explores the drama and mystery of the North York Moors' secluded valleys, woodland and streams.


John Creighton comes from a family with a strong artistic tradition going back several generations. After a degree in Fine Art Painting in Manchester, John was inspired and encouraged by the landscape painter Keith Grant and, following his return home to the North York Moors, John established his studio where he continues to develop his artistic vision.

John’s charcoal landscape drawing is part of a series titled ‘The Call of the Land’. To John, these works represent doorways to a dimension of mystery, to a source that has no name, which lives and breathes through all things. The charcoal touches the paper like a bow on the strings of a violin. The spirit responds to the sweep of the land and the heart is transfigured with the light on the fields.