AN exhibition of paintings by Jenny Mather will be on show in St Oswald’s Church in Lythe, showing thresholds between land and sea, Heaven and Earth and the boundaries of the North York Moors National Park.
Thirty paintings alongside mounted drawings and prints, depict explorations of the zone where elements meet in sea/moor landscapes and in meditational images relating to the life of St Hilda of Whitby.
Professional artist Jenny Mather was born and brought up in Middlesbrough, studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London and taught in Nigeria, West Africa and Sheffield.
She now lives and paints in the High Peak of Derbyshire where she also works as an art therapist.
Jenny said: “I’ve walked and painted these moors and coasts all my life and now I am able to fulfil an ambition to show my work in its own provenance ‘God’s own country’.
“As a Christian, I’ve always been inspired by the history of the founding of the faith in this area and particularly by the life and work of St Hilda of Whitby.”
For renewal and refreshment Jenny often retreats to her caravan at Ugthorpe and with her husband Roger, has become a well-known visitor to Christ Church.
After showing in Lythe, the exhibition moves to St Hilda’s Church (Ingrid Flute) Gallery at Ravenscar from 22 June to 4 July, from 11am to 7pm, Sundays 12.30pm to 7.30pm.
Check Jenny’s website www.jennymather.co.uk for images of the exhibition, then go to browse and buy, with a third of all sales going to St Oswald’s Church.