‘Most diverse’ Whitby Art Society exhibition now under way

Garden by Paul Blackwell.
Garden by Paul Blackwell.

The annual Whitby Art Society exhibition has recently opened at Pannett Art Gallery and includes a fabulous selection of creativity.

This is an incredibly diverse exhibition including professional and amateur artists.

Poppy by Dag Kjelldahl.

Poppy by Dag Kjelldahl.

The many talented nationally and internationally recognised professional painters in this exhibition include the large, semi abstract, landscape canvases of Peter Hicks and the delicate yet detailed watercolour scenes by John Freeman.

Other professionals include the sensitive paintings of Christine Pybus and the beautiful, intensely colourful scenes of Anne Thornhill that reflect the rhythms and tensions that exist in the landscape.

This is the most diverse Whitby Art Society exhibition ever shown at the Pannett Art Gallery and embraces a range of other art forms. The beautiful detailed pictures of Trish Shaw are fascinating illustrative designs created in intricate paper cuts.

The quirky life-size mannequin sculptures of Gail Hurst bring humour to the exhibition and there is also digital art, book sculpture, lithograph, lino cuts, drawing, collage, textiles and mixed media.

The exhibition runs until May 20 at the Pannett Art Gallery.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm (last admission 4pm) and admission is free.