Atmospheric images on show

One of Jim Wright's paintings
One of Jim Wright's paintings

AN exhibition by Kirkbymoorside artist Jim Wright opens at his studio-gallery this week.

It includes pictures inspired by wild and remote places such as the North York moors and Ardnamurchan, pictured right, the most westerly point of mainland Britain, last autumn.

Jim’s work captures the atmosphere and emotion of a place. He is inspired by the energy he feels, hears and sees.

The peninsular of Ardnamurchan is a place that batters your senses. Fast changing weather conditions bring clear Atlantic bright light, mighty gale force winds and lashing hail and rain in quick succession.

It’s the draw of these exhilarating localised conditions, on the mountains, moors and coast, that determines his work.

Jim has great support from people in North Yorkshire and sells paintings in galleries across northern England, from Hull to Newcastle and across to Manchester.

He has also been active on the local music scene. He and his wife Sue organised several soul gigs with members of Kirkbymoorside’s brass band.

Jim got together with other musicians in Kirkby to form a soul band, Late in the Day, which is fast gaining popularity with people of all ages, Sue says.

The exhibition can be seen at 53 West End from Saturday until 12 March, from 11am-4pm daily.