DAVID Hockney's retrospective at Tate Britain, London, is throwing the spotlight anew on his paintings of the Yorkshire Wolds, and now the upcoming 2017 York Open Studios offers the chance to see how another Yorkshire artist portrays very different aspects of the same landscapes.

"Over the past twelve months, I've spent many days walking in the Yorkshire Wolds, remembering, analysing, processing thoughts and ideas, trying to connect the idea of an inner landscape with the reality of outer ones," says Peter Heaton, whose 18 Walking The Wolds black-and-white photographic prints can be seen at Middletons Hotel, Skeldergate, York, on April 21 to 23 and April 29 to 30.

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Peter Heaton: "I hope to involve the viewer more in the work," he says

"A single photograph cannot hope to represent hours spent in the landscape and the emotions and thoughts triggered by events, however small. By combining layers of text of thoughts, ideas and observations made during this time, I hope to involve the viewer more in the work, aiming to connect with their own experiences of being out in the landscape, both the physical experiences of being there and through thoughts and memories brought to the fore by the experience," he adds.

Peter, who has taught photography at York College for 29 years, will be one of more than 100 artists and craft-makers taking part in the 16thYork Open Studios, when studio doors will be opened to all from 6pm to 9pm on the opening evening, 10am to 6pm on the two Saturdays and 11am to 5pm on each Sunday.

See next Thursday's What's On for a full preview of the event.