Bradford-born artist David Hockney has painted three 27-foot long pictures to be unveiled at Salts Mill, Saltaire.

The 74-year-old’s 25 Trees and Other Pictures will be displayed at the mill during the final weekend of the Saltaire Festival.

They feature images of the trees on a Bridlington street at three different times of the year and will be exhibited alongside projections of Hockney’s iPhone and iPad art, recent portraits and landscapes.

Salts Mill director Zoe Silver said: “The trio of pictures is being exhibited for the first time at Salts. They relate to David’s recent rural images – some of which are also on show – but these lengthy works show a love of the more urban environment, and the transformative power of seasonal change.”

Hockney’s works on the iPhone and iPad have not been seen elsewhere in Britain. These images are displayed as large, changing projections featuring flowers, friends, family, dogs, California and Bridlington.

The projections are updated whenever the former Bradford Grammar School pupil e-mails a new image.

“It’s like having a hotline to the sketchpad of the world’s greatest living artist,” said Miss Silver.

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