Landscape artist to hold Harrogate exhibition
Last updated Apr 12, 2024
Jason Hicklin with one of his etchings.

Landscape artist Jason Hicklin’s work is to go on exhibition in Harrogate this month.

His new collection of etchings, which is inspired by Yorkshire’s heritage coast, will be on show at the Watermark Gallery on Royal Parade from April 12 – 27.

Hicklin is a Shropshire based landscape artist acclaimed for his ability to produce dramatic images capturing the feel of the weather and light and its effect on the landscape.

All of his work begins outdoors after stopping to sketch the views, from which he creates the etchings and his prints are then produced.

The works set to go on display are the final pieces produced from a three-walk trilogy along the Yorkshire coast, the Thames and the Pembrokeshire coast. Seven prints have been created from the etchings, some 1 x1.5 metres in size, which will get their premiere at the exhibition.

Hicklin, Stottle Bank Nook from Cradle Head 2024

Etching is a technique that uses acid to create a chemical action to produce incised lines in a metal printing plate which then hold applied ink to form the image from which prints are made.

Hicklin believes printmaking from etchings ‘democratises art’ by making works accessible to greater numbers of people, as even limited-edition prints are much more affordable than original paintings.

He said:

“That stretch of the Yorkshire coast is dramatic and has been shaped by the impact of the sea and storms over the centuries. It was a real pleasure to be able to spend three days walking the coast and taking in those views. It ended perfectly with a beer and a bag of chips on the beach at Filey.”

Liz Hawkes, owner of the Watermark Gallery, said:

“Jason is an outstanding artist producing works that are full of drama and impact. I am delighted that we are able to stage the premier of the works from his Yorkshire Walk, the final part of his Three Walks trilogy. They provide a new and stunning interpretation of coastal views that will be familiar to many people.”

Hicklin, Selwicks Bay 2024

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