An exhibition of prints by Gerard Hobson is now running at Helmsley Arts Centre.
Art can be a very personal matter and what appeals to one doesn’t necessarily appeal to another. You may not agree, but this fox made me laugh out loud with pleasure.
Since childhood Gerard Hobson has had a love for birds, animals and art. His love of wildlife saw him qualify as a zoologist from Bangor University in 1984 and then worked for a couple of years for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust as a botanist. Following relocating up north, Gerard worked for Yorkshire Wildlife and continued to develop his work on a freelance basis. In more recent years he has turned his hand to woodcarving and these days focuses his attentions on print making having studied it in York.
I particularly enjoy the technique of linocut, which is similar to that of woodcarving and the result of this has been the series of linocuts of birds, hares, foxes.”
Helmsley Arts Centre until Friday February 24, free of charge, visit the website for opening hours.