Peter, Beverley and Phoebe – grandfather, mother and daughter – show how three generations of one local family are seeing the Yorkshire Dales landscape, in a new special exhibition at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.
‘Reflections and Connections’ features watercolours by Peter Hicks, outstanding landscape painter of North Yorkshire.
His daughter, Beverley Hicks, who is Head of Art at Skipton Girls’ High School, is showing her abstract paintings. A blog post published today carries quotes from her and has two photographs of landscape features of Malhamdale, which she used to inspire her paintings.
Also included in the exhibition are works in metal and stained glass by Phoebe Scott, currently studying at Newcastle University. Phoebe’s work is inspired by the built and cultural heritage of the Dales.
‘Reflections and Connections’ can be seen at the Dales Countryside Museum until 31 December. The exhibition is included in the price of the ticket for entry to the museum as well. Find out more about opening times and the location on the Dales Countryside Museum Website.
Derek Twine, who is the Member Champion for Promoting Understanding at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, which runs the Dales Countryside Museum, said: “This is a very special exhibition by artists who are living in Yorkshire’s National Parks – Beverley in Airton, where Phoebe grew up, and Peter who lives in the North York Moors, but often paints in the Yorkshire Dales.
“It was noted at the exhibition opening that locals are used to coming across Peter ‘in the middle of nowhere with his sketchbook’, at Malham Tarn, Settle tops, Gordale, or at the riverside in Airton. Beverley’s interpretation of the landscape is a reflection of her deep connection with it, while Phoebe herself has said her work is inspired by her family and growing up in North Yorkshire. So this is an exhibition deeply rooted in the landscape of the National Park.”