LANDSCAPE paintings and prints of the Yorkshire Wolds, coast, forests and town scenes by Scarborough artist Peter Watson are on show at the Triton Gallery, Sledmere, East Yorkshire, until August 13.

Watson's Furrowed Brows exhibition seeks to highlight the diverse patterns, colours and shapes to be found in the Wolds throughout the seasons and to reflect the impact of man-made objects and the effect of modern farm machinery on the landscape.

Look out, too, for Watson's depictions of urban scenes such as Quiet Pool 2, a portrait of the old indoor pool in Scarborough that closed recently.

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Scarborough artist Peter Watson. Picture: Tony Bartholomew, Turnstone Media

"I enjoy the very sharp graphic images that can be created as a result of man’s industrial impact on the natural landscape," says Peter. "For instance, one of the paintings, Pole Dancing, shows a field of rape with a telegraph pole in the middle where the farmer has had to make some angular diversions around it."

Housed in a magnificent building erected in the 1840s as a "model farm", opposite the entrance to Sledmere House, the Triton Gallery opened in 2008 and is now one of East Yorkshire's most prominent exhibition spaces for contemporary art. Opening hours are 10.30am to 3.30pm every day except Mondays.

Watson is known for his sporting images too and will start work soon on a new commission from Scarborough Athletic FC to paint the re-housed club's match against Sheffield United at the official opening of the new ground at Scarborough Sports Village on July 15. The original painting will go on show there, with 250 signed, limited-edition prints on sale through the club.