AN exhibition showing the colours of the North York Moors is on display at the Ryedale Folk Museum this month.

The Moor Colours exhibition contains 19 original works by artist Sue Slack.

Sue is renowned for her colourful portrayal of the North York Moors landscape. In this exhibition, Sue shows her passion for the moors using her classic style of continued, unbounded colour to depict the changing landforms, shapes, moor, trees and fields of the national park.

Sue works predominantly in acrylic, finding that it suits her technique of painting in layers of colour, giving her paintings a glow, likened to that of stained glass.

It is, Sue says “the shape of the land which first attracts me, followed by the light and shadows playing over it”.

Sue lives in Lockton, where she works from a small studio, although the beginnings of all her works begin with her sketchbook in the great outdoors.

Jennifer Smith, museum director said: “Sue Slack has brightened up our art gallery space just in time for the spring.

“Her attractive and colourful paintings are sure to be a hit with visitors to the museum and the area.

“Sue has an amazing ability to see the landscape and then produce work which reflect the place she loves in a vivid and cheerful way.”

Moor Colours is on show in Ryedale Folk Museum’s free to visit art gallery space until Sunday, April 29. The art gallery is open daily during this period from 10am to 5pm.

Sue is also involved with the Lockton Artists group who are currently preparing for an open studios event, which proved successful in 2016. This year's event will take place from Saturday, May 26 to Sunday, June 3.

The group has launched a new website this month where all the details of the artists and their studio-openings can be found.

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