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York Printmakers exhibition at North York Moors Park Centre, Danby

​Postponed from May 2020, I’m delighted to be taking part in my first live exhibition in over a year!

'Imprints' in an exhibition by 17 members of York Printmakers.

Each print has been created in response to time spent in the North York Moors National Park. The exhibition includes examples of etching, linocut, collagraph, monotype, screen print, solar plate and stencilling.

8 May to 7 June 2021

Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, near Whitby, North York Moors. See North York Moors website for opening times and details.

On Tuesday I went to see the exhibition with a couple of other members of the group and to meet the Yorkshire Post photographer. So keep your eyes peeled for that!

These are a few photos from the exhibition and images of my linocut prints on show. There are framed and unframed pieces.

Each print is also available in my online shop.

Other blogs you may find interesting:

How I made my Lealholm, Esk Valley linocut print How I created my new Lealholm linocut print. The design is a 5 colour print made using the multi-block printing technique.

Why not make a day of it and go for a walk while you're there?

Danby, Ainthorpe Rigg into Little Fryup Dale walk

From the Moors National Park Center, we crossed the River Esk to Ainthorpe and walked up onto the open moorland of Ainthorpe Rigg. Expansive views open out towards Blakey Ridge, Roseberry Topping and Danby.

Before walking down Danby Rigg into Little Fryup Dale, I loved the glorious views of

Round Hill and Fairy Cross Plain and Glaisdale Side, with their patchwork of field boundaries. And yes, those grey clouds caught us up and gave us a thorough drenching on our return via Duck Bridge!

This Yorkshire Walks route is similar but in reverse. Or try this slightly longer Fryup Dale walk.

Yorkshire Post feature, 17 May 2021

'Artists reflects on beauty of outdoors in new exhibition.'

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About the author

Michelle Hughes is a North Yorkshire landscape artist. Much of her work depicts the Yorkshire landscape and Yorkshire coast, including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Michelle loves exploring the British countryside by bike or on foot, camera in hand, capturing ideas for her next linocut prints. Back in her garden studio, Michelle creates simple but stylised silhouettes based on her photographs, and hand carves these shapes into lino. She hand prints with an etching press, using oil-based inks to create tonal blocks of colour.

Michelle’s original linocut prints are limited editions.

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