Spring is in the air and Longridge Gallery has an inspirational collection of new artwork that would enhance any Ribble Valley home

Lancashire artists Steven Townsend and Steve Rostron have both produced stunning artworks of the North West to mark the arrival of the new season.

Townsend has adopted a more painterly style in the last 12 months, which has proved immensely popular. His landscapes capture the detailed observation for which he is renowned, but rather than straight illustrations, these new works are true artistic interpretations.

Rostron has enjoyed enormous success since winning Create Longridge in 2017. His first exhibition in the gallery was a complete sell-out and these spring releases showcase his vigour and enthusiasm for his subject – the beautiful scenery of the Ribble Valley.

Sitting alongside the two Stevens will be brand new work from nationally acclaimed artists John Waterhouse and Doug Hyde. Waterhouse’s work is highly evocative, as he explains: “A solitary walk in the countryside is the perfect way to allow your thoughts to settle.

“Once that has happened you just need to find the right stopping point. Something, a distant steeple, a figure in the mist, a particularly beautiful tree, will always halt me in my tracks and the next composition will begin to take shape in my mind.”

To complete the spring collection will be the new Doug Hyde releases. But what does one of Britain’s best loved artist have for us? You’ll just have to call into the gallery to find out.

Longridge Gallery
78 Berry Lane
Longridge, Preston PR3 3WH
01772 782006



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