The Yorkshire Arboretum is hosting a new exhibition by acclaimed artist and printmaker Mark Hearld, drawing inspiration from the site’s spectacular autumn colour. York-based artist Mark, who studied at the Glasgow School of Art, with an MA in Natural History Illustration at the Royal College of Art, has produced a series of new pieces in his recognisable style.
Much of Mark’s practice stems from his love of the British countryside and its inhabitant wildlife – he paid a visit to the arboretum in late October, studying the variety of colours, shapes and textures found amongst the trees and landscape of the 120-acre site to inform his new works.
Yorkshire Arboretum Director Dr John Grimshaw said: “Mark’s work is distinct in its application of colour, and is the perfect companion to the glory of the trees at this time of year. These new pieces will allow our visitors a chance to view the arboretum’s autumn through the eyes of one of Yorkshire’s great artists.”
The exhibition will run from Saturday 16th to Saturday 30th November in the Visitor Centre, with original pieces on display and for sale throughout.