Celebrating the beauty of the Calder Valley at new exhibition

Kate Lycett exhibition at Heart Gallery
Kate Lycett exhibition at Heart Gallery

A colourful exhibition is opening at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge.

Kate Lycett is a resident artist in the gallery on Market Street and has exhibited her work there since 2012.

She sees patterns in everything and uses paints, gold thread and gold leaf in her work.

Craggs and Fells exhibition at Heart Gallery has been inspired by Kate’s love of the countryside around Hebden Bridge and her hours spent fell running in all weathers over the last few years.

She wanted to paint beautiful pictures of the places that she loves and found inspiration in the surrounding hills when she escaped for some ‘me’ time.

She said: “In a busy house where everyone likes to talk at once, I sometimes run just to be still. Through the bogs and bracken, in the sunshine and the snow, I’ll play out on the hills.

Within a few minutes a hill will turn from black to gold, and then disappear altogether behind an on-coming squall.”

The artwork will take visitors on a journey around Hebden Bridge and the Calder Valley from Hell Hole Rocks down to Mytholm Steeps, Swillington Farm to Stoodley Pike and Gibson Mill to Shackleton Knoll.

Craggs and Fells starts with a preview evening on April 26 from 6pm to 9pm at Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge, everyone is welcome, and continues until July 1 2018.

For more information visit www.heartgallery.co.uk