A show at Bono Art Gallery

Bono Art Gallery, Otley - Sept 2014

Today is the opening of a new exhibition of my paintings at Bono Art Gallery in Otley. This is my largest show to date – 60 paintings – and I urge everyone who is able to come and see it.

Bono Art Gallery, 7a Courthouse Street, Otley, LS21 3AN
13th-23rd September 2014
Preview Saturday 13th September 2014, 6-9pm
Location and map

Reviews:
Jo Dunn – Biography – by David Veron, 2014

Bono Art Gallery is closing these premises at the end of the month. A new location is hopefully just around the corner. You are invited to come to this last preview – and visit in the next week – to show your support and thanks to Roberto Bono for all the great art that has passed through Otley in the last two years.

The show goes on…

Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, Leeds

The Three Hulats, Harrogate Road, LS7

Being local, I am honoured to have my paintings on show at The Three Hulats for the next two weeks as part of the Chapel Allerton Art Trail 2014, organised by Inkwell and Chapel Allerton Arts Festival. My pictures are in the darts room, so be careful. Lots of local artists are getting exposure during festival week. Download a map here.

The Offical Opening of the event happens on Tuesday 26th August, 6-9pm. Follow the art trail along the 18 locations on Harrogate Road from Inkwell to Further North Bar (about half a mile). Everyone is welcome!

There’s an Art Trail Artists’ Talk on Thursday 28th August, 6-8pm at Inkwell. I’ll be taking part, along with fellow artists Nick Claiden, Helen Dryden and Fred Pepper.

Into Swaledale

Coming down from Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales - headed towards the T-junction by Thwaite - this is Upper Swaledale. Bicycles will be coming here soon - Tour de France 2014 Stage 1, Leeds to Harrogate

Yorkshire Dales, coming down from Buttertubs Pass – headed towards the T-junction by Thwaite in Upper Swaledale. Tour de France 2014 Stage 1, Leeds to Harrogate.

Buttertubs Pass

Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales, between Hawes and Muker, one of two King of the Mountains climbs in Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France
Buttertubs Pass in the Yorkshire Dales, between Hawes and Muker, one of two King of the Mountains climbs in Stage One of the 2014 Tour de France
Yorkshire Dales between Hawes and Muker Рthe bicycles will be coming this way soon. Buttertubs is the highest elevation in the Tour de France Stage 1 2014, Leeds to Harrogate.

View from the Chevin

Oil painting on paper. The last and favourite of my recent quartet of paintings about the view from the Chevin. This one sums it up best, the way I saw it in my head. I did a drawing with my eyes shut first to help me realise this. The town of Otley is represented by the brown lines, the reservoirs are in the mid disance and the Yorkshire Dales are beyond the horizon.

View from the Chevin IV

View of Otley from the Chevin - the hill that hangs over the town on the south side. This one actually shows the houses - as well as trees and moors.

View from the Chevin III

I painted the view a few times, each picture moving closer to how I saw it. To help with the last painting, I sketched it first with my eyes shut.

A pencil drawing with my eyes shut. I could see what I wanted to paint, but only in my mind's eye, not on the paper. This drawing helped.

View from the Chevin, eyes shut

Oil painting on paper of the view from the Chevin, a hill overlooking Otley in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. Keep going in the direction of the horizon and you get to the Yorkshire Dales.

View from the Chevin I