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A road through the Wolds ....Dedicated to David Hockney | by keithhull
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A road through the Wolds ....Dedicated to David Hockney

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A road down to Kiplingcotes in the Yorkshire Wolds shot just after sunrise


I have dedicated this shot to English painter David Hockney in thanks for all his work over the last forty years. In particular for the work he has completed in the last four years, painting in oils , watercolour and I pad in the Yorkshire Wolds. Most of you will know that he was based for years in LA his swimming pool pictures were particularly well known. About five years ago for family reasons he came back to Yorkshire and based himself in Bridlington. Since then he has worked with amazing energy capturing the landscapes of the Wolds. He took his paint and easels outside even in mid winter to paint in natural light. The work in this period is stunning full of life and vitality

If you live in England you cannot have missed publicity about his major exhibition “A Bigger Picture” at the Royal academy in London. He has used all twelve rooms in the academy for the show so it’s a very large exhibition which is already a sell out I believe. The majority of the work in the exhibition is of his recent work in Yorkshire there are some examples of his earlier output including The Grand Canyon and Mulholland Drive.

Apart from the appreciation of his art what pleases me personally is that the latest works celebrates the countryside I know best. I have walked and travelled through the Wolds that stretch from the Humber to the coast North of Bridlington all my life. The area is not much visited and a little remote but I have always loved the quiet beauty of the Wolds now Mr Hockney has shown the world the magic of the place. (Just hope all the world does not descend on the East Riding , I rather like the quiet)


A link to some of the paintings in the show



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Taken on December 12, 2011