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‘Special talent’ exhibits at Yoredale

Bainbridge, 3 May, 2019

Young artist Nel Hume is to have her first solo show at the home of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, as part of Swaledale Festival.  

The collection of high-energy expressionist paintings has been inspired by landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland coast.

‘Nel Hume - Lighter than Thought’ runs until 28 June at Yoredale in Bainbridge, and will be open on weekdays from 08:30 to 16:30 (not bank holiday Monday 27 May).  Admission is free.  

Nel Hume will be running an art workshop for 7-to-11 year olds at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on Saturday 1 June.  Tickets for ‘Little Abstractions - Children’s Art Workshop’ are available for £5 on the Swaledale Festival website.

National Park Authority officer Lesley Knevitt, who curates exhibitions at Yoredale, said:  “Nel Hume has an amazing gift for interpreting Dales landscapes and the county’s coastlines in contemporary abstraction. She is a special talent, a natural, and quite untrained.  In short, she’s ‘got it’.  It’s an exhibition not to be missed – and it’s free.”

Swaledale Festival Artistic Director Malcolm Creese said:  “Nel Hume is a prodigiously talented young artist. Her paintings show extraordinary freedom and imagination. We are delighted that her work is being showcased as part of the festival’s Young Artist Platform.”

Nel Hume paints most days, taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of her home in Gilling West near Richmond.  She has so far had her work exhibited at The Station Richmond, Leyburn Arts Centre, Felton Church and Alnwick Playhouse.

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