Thursday, 25 August 2011

A Sense of Place

Yesterday was spent setting up my exhibition at the Inspired By .. Gallery in Danby, at the Moors National Park Centre.  What a beautiful day too - to get to Danby from my workshop there is a drive over the moors, on a wiggly, undulating road and the views are magnificent.  Over the last week the heather has really come out, a great rolling purple blanket - lit brilliantly to violet by shards of sunlight as the sun streams through the cloud.  I nearly drove straight off the road a couple of times, taking in the views.

The exhibition is with three other artists, Gail Hurst, Sue Morton, painters and Jayne Hibell a glass artist.  We called it a Sense of Place as we all live in the National Park and the area inspires and motivates our work - a little celebration of the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

The day involved hanging and re-hanging, moving plinths and moving again, and shuffling and messing (for hours), and tweaking, until we were set for opening today.

During the set up we had some lovely vistors, who helped with the 'arranging' - one lady who was keen to organise us, turned out to be a gallery owner herself and offered invaluable advice.  

We're having a 'Meet the Artists' and Preview on Saturday between 1 pm and 4 pm, with refreshments and I'm hoping everyone loves the layout!

Exhibition - 25th August - 6th September, 2011 10 am - 5 pm daily at the Inspired By.. Gallery, North York Moors National Park Centre, Danby, Whitby YO21 2NB.


  1. oooooh! wish I could get around as much as you with your shows and workshops - just a little envy here! :) You're all clothed in heather over there too, its wonderful driving over the tops when they're clothed in pink isn't it.

  2. I do seem to have been dashing about - and actually feel a little frayed just now! Soon restored by moor air and purple!


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