Abbeys and Landscapes
Scarborough-based painter Joy Lomas is inspired by the majestic beauty and spellbinding history of the abbeys of the North York Moors.
Scarborough-based painter Joy Lomas, BA Hons Fine Art (2005), works to a carefully chosen concept or theme.
A lover of the Yorkshire landscape, she is particularly inspired by the majestic beauty and spellbinding history of the abbeys of the North York Moors.
For each painting, she begins with site visits to take photographs and to sketch. These preliminary studies form the basic composition, but Joy then searches for more than the naked eye can see – an elusive, unexplained aspect which sometimes, somehow, touches us all.
Find out more on Joy's website.
Yorkshire Abbey Season
English Heritage are marking the splendour of these abbeys with a series of exciting events during October.
Whitby Abbey, Kirkham Priory, Mount Grace Priory, Byland and Rievaulx Abbeys’ will be hosting an exciting programme celebrating some key historical properties, including the spectacular illuminations at Whitby, a labyrinth at Mount Grace Priory, music at Rievaulx and medieval falconry at Byland Abbey.
Find out more about Yorkshire Abbey Season which runs from 22 to 30 October.
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