NATIONALLY renowned artist Lesley Birch has launched a new exhibition at Scampston Walled Garden.

Running until the end of October, Lesley’s latest exhibition ‘Ethereal Moments’ explores coasts and hills, painted from both memory and imagination.

Lesley exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and has previously won the UK Artist Magazine Award. Lesley draws inspiration from her Scottish childhood, and the landscapes from the wilds of the Scottish West Coast to the depths of Cape Cornwall. She works from her York home studio and is a founding member of PICA Studios, an artists’ collective based in an 18th Century Printworks in York City Centre.

The exhibition in the Garden Café, within Scampton Walled Garden, will be the third and last to be held at Scampston this year. The exhibitions have showcased the diverse talent of local artists and photographers here in Yorkshire.

Lesley said: “I make paintings in response to the landscape. I immerse myself in the emotion and moment of the painting. Through my work I try and access childhood memories and feelings about places I’ve been. I want my paintings to have a timeless, nostalgic feel. Scampston Walled Garden is an fantastic setting in which for me to explore these ‘Ethereal Moments’ – as the garden mirrors the excitement that can be created with colour and atmosphere.”

Isobel Pritchard, Marketing & Visitor Services Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, said: “Lesley uses colour so beautifully and emotively to depict landscapes and people, which whilst personal to her, also resonate more widely with the viewer.

“ We are thrilled that she will be exhibiting in the Garden Café for what will be the final exhibition of the season.”

The exhibition is available to view in Scampston Garden Café until October 29. The Café is open Tuesday – Sunday,, 10am – 5pm.

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