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Protected landscapes inspire new art exhibition

[Friday 04 May 2007]
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A Rathmell beck: Inspiration from landscape
Photo: Michael J Revers

BANK HOLIDAY visitors to the Yorkshire Dales are being encouraged to see a free exhibition of paintings by an artist who draws his inspiration from the landscapes of national parks across the world.

The exhibition, 'National Parks and their influence on my work', opened its doors in Hawes on 23 April and continues until 17 May at the Dales Countryside Museum.

The exhibition comprises a series of watercolour, gouache and pastel pictures by the artist Michael J Revers.

Initially inspired by the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, Mr Revers has also been influenced to paint images from national parks around the world, for example, the Adirondack National Park in North America and the Parc du Morvan and the Parc des Volcans D'Auvergne in France.

Born in Rochdale, Lancashire, Mr Revers trained in art and design at Rochdale College of Art. He worked as a graphic designer in industry and in private practice and also lectured on the subject at Salford Technical College and in Rochdale. He has been a professional artist for 26 years during which time his limited editions and originals have been collected both in the UK and overseas.

Original paintings, limited editions and prints will be on sale during the event.

The Museum, which is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, is open daily 10am to 5pm.

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