A NEW exhibition opened over the weekend in Brighouse featuring a mix of paintings by talented artists showing the rich diversity of the Yorkshire landscape.

Headlined by artist Clare Haley, the free exhibition is taking place at Harrison Lord Gallery and runs for four weeks.

It brings together a selection of new paintings under the theme of drama, demonstrating how inspiring the Yorkshire landscape can be.

Clare’s vibrant, impressionistic landscapes capture the drama of the hills, the passing storms and the changing light.

The artist said: “Landscape is surely the most supreme of art subjects.

“There is a sense of drama in the all-embracing flood of light that envelops a scene and the spectator too.

“Nature is always with us and indeed it is within us.”

Standing alongside Clare’s is the work of six other local artists.

New to the gallery is Francesca Roberts from Wetherby who is showing the Pennines in a softer style whilst the work of Thirsk artist Robin Puplett continues the dramatic theme.

Halifax artist Paul Dene Marlor is well known to many in the area and last year won the “Artist of the Year Award”.

His new work dispenses with colour and instead focusses on the Pennine light to maximum dramatic effect.

New original pieces from Derbyshire artist Pauline Rignall depict the drama of colour in still life studies and landscapes whilst Peter Dworok’s depicts the atmospheric emptiness of the upper Pennines.

His palette of muted colours presents a contemporary take on landscape art.

In contrast to this is new work from Australian-born artist Mark Sofilas.

His use of strong, contrasting colour brings the drama to his paintings of the Yorkshire coast.

The gallery will also have new work from Cheryl Roberts and Matt Turner.

Steven Lord, gallery owner, said of gallery favourite Clare Haley: “Clare is positively in a league of her own.

“Her superb depictions of Yorkshire’s majestic landscapes as they respond to the elements immediately brings the work of the great Turner to mind.”

The exhibition opened on Saturday and is set to run for four weeks. It is free to enter.

For more information visit harrisonlord.co.uk or call 01484 722462.