Tennants Exhibition Announcement - Inspiring exhibition of Dales Landscapes coming this Autumn

Written by: Elmtree Press


Judith Bromley: Sun & Shadow

20th October 2020 to 1st November 2020

Judith Bromley returns to The Garden Rooms at Tennants to bring a new selection of vibrant landscape paintings of the Dales in her new selling exhibition – ‘Sun & Shadow’.  During the turmoil of recent months, the importance of our wild spaces as a place for renewal and solace has come to the fore. In this exhibition, Judith Bromley translates the exhilaration and freedom experienced being in the high Dales onto canvas and celebrates the ever-changing relationship between land and sky. 

Judith Bromley has been living and painting from her home in Askrigg in heart of the Yorkshire Dales for over forty years. She is a champion for the promotion and protection of the unique ecology of the dales and fells, a theme she explored in a national travelling exhibition from 2012-2015 ‘Climb Up to the Moor’. Judith’s inspiring and mesmerising landscapes capture the vitality of the Dales and contrast the solid immutability of the land with fleeting patterns of Sun and Shadow.

Artist’s Statement:

“There is something about the transitory nature of clouds flowing over our dales landscape, which has been created by ancient geological changes over aeons of time, that draws me to watch and paint. The shadows describe the shapes of the fells and dales, patches of sun highlight fields and walls fashioned by human hands over centuries: time and space, light and shadow.  I have immersed myself again in the act of translating into paint on canvas the effect of the changing climate on cloudscapes, valley and moorland. Clouds accumulate and tower, vaporise and dissolve; they billow and roll, chase and settle. The sky reflects my churning emotions; a sudden squall, the gradual build-up of cumulus as a storm develops, the peaceful secrecy of morning mist, the fierce rage of a stunning daybreak and the glory of the setting sun. High up on the fells I experience a different perspective, an overview, on the trouble and complexities of life.  I feel passionately about our planet earth, and have got to know intimately this small part, my home”.


The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5SG

01969 621146 info@tennantsgardenrooms.com

** The exhibition is free to enter and open to the public seven days a week. Tennants has been awarded the Visit Britain ‘We’re Good To Go’ certificate, and is set up for safe socially distanced viewing. The venue’s café and bistro are open for bookings.


20th October – 1st November 2020

Monday – Sunday 9am to 5pm