An Exhibition by Jonathan Middlemiss

Local artist, Jonathan Middlemiss will be exhibiting in the Town Hall’s Council Chamber Gallery throughout February.

“My paintings are expressions of experiences in nature developed from plein air studies. Recently I have wanted to work with subjects of upland, moors and wilderness in Lapland.

I am inspired by experiences of immersion in landscape and the opportunity to go to places where the wild lands speak in a way I understood as a child in the Yorkshire Dales and later on the North Yorkshire Moors. The experience of re-tracing my fathers droving routes to market, listening to the sounds of the wooded gills and waterfalls or walking the upland peat bogs and watching the wildlife of these now precious habitats… all become starting points for new paintings. Here I sense the portals to a greater spiritual reality that we have become culturally alienated from and dismiss as irrational, and here are opportunities to remember to appreciate our experience of the world as magical.”

If you are travelling to view this exhibition please phone the Town Hall to confirm opening times as we sometimes have to close for a wedding.
The Gallery will be closed on Friday 7th February

 

If you are travelling to view this exhibition please phone the Town Hall to confirm opening times as we sometimes have to close for a wedding.