3rd October - 24th October

Main Gallery

An exhibition of paintings inspired by Rievaulx, North Yorkshire.

Invited artists include: Peter Hicks, Anne Thornhill, Sue Morton and Paul Blackwell.

It was thought that amongst us, the four of us would create an intriguing show, revealing many facets of Rievaulx. Paul Blackwell’s strong, tactile mark-making and sense of architectural power beautifully balances Anne Thornhill’s magnificent spatial structures that explore Rievaulx in all its glory. Sue Morton’s intimate but authoritative work, informed by her experience in her work in the restoration and preservation of ancient buildings, offsets my rather more fanciful and numerous images.
We have all had a long and personal association with Rievaulx Abbey, each perceiving it in completely different ways and this is a great opportunity to bring our own work together in a most beautiful gallery, relatively close to Rievaulx.

Peter M Hicks. September 2015.

About the Artists

Paul Blackwell

Born 1951 in Birmingham.
Studied at Solihull art College and Bath Academy of Art.
Head of Art at Fyling Hall School.
His work is held in private collections worldwide. Paul Blackwell lives and works in Esk Valley.

Peter Hicks

Born in Osgodby, East Yorkshire in 1937.
Studied at Middlesbrough College of Art and later the University of Northumbria.
Head of the Creative Arts Department at Queen Elizabeth College in Darlington.
He has exhibited widely throughout the UK. Peter Hicks lives and works in Danby, North Yorkshire.

Sue Morton

Trained at Liverpool before teaching Art for several years.
Gained further degrees and qualifications in Historic Building subjects before becoming Principal in a Historic Buildings Consultancy.
She has exhibited widely and her work is in collections in Italy, USA, Australia, Sweden and Ireland. Sue Morton lives and works in Whitby.

Anne Thornhill

Born 1952 in Lincoln.
Graduated from Bath Academy of Art in 1974 where her specialism’s included Fine Art, Etching, Visual Perception and Experimental Psychology.
She has exhibited widely and her work is held in both public and private collections throughout the world. Anne Thornhill lives and works in Esk Valley.