WEST Yorkshire artist Laura Wallace will be exhibiting at Chantry House Art Gallery in Ripley, near Harrogate, from September 16 in her second major show in Yorkshire.

"I'm incredibly excited," says Laura, whose floral studies, landscapes and seascapes are attracting a loyal following across the country. "Yorkshire, together with the Orkneys, where my husband Mark is from, has always been my spiritual home and the majority of paintings that I'll be exhibiting at Chantry House will be Yorkshire scenes.

"Since returning to my home county a few years ago to live in Ilkley, I've been inspired by its wonderful countryside, especially the beauty of the Dales through the seasons, from bluebell woods to snow scenes, and the gorgeous flowers in my much-loved garden. So in this exhibition my Yorkshire paintings will include View From Ilkley Moor, Bolton Abbey and Autumn Walk At Langbar."

Laura has held several solo exhibitions in London, including at The Lennox Gallery, McKenna and Co and 53 Beauchamp Place, and has exhibited in a variety of group shows too, such as Art For Youth, Cameron Fine Art and the Affordable Art Fair with Panter and Hall.

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Heather, Thistle And Rose, by Laura Wallace

Emma Hargreaves, the Chantry House curator, says: "We're delighted to be holding another solo exhibition of new paintings by Laura Wallace. Since her first exhibition in Yorkshire with us in 2013, she's continued to produce a vast portfolio of beautiful paintings and has gathered a large group of collectors and admirers along the way."

Laura's work is influenced by the Scottish colourists and she regards Francis Cadell, Leslie Hunter and Samuel John Peploe as her favourite artists. "Her themes are still life, landscapes and seascapes and she uses vibrant colour and wonderful texture to portray favourite flowers from her beautiful garden or her favourite places, especially Orkney as it's a regular family holiday each summer and provides a stunning landscape for her to capture in paint," says Emma.

“Laura lives in Ilkley with her young family and having the glorious Yorkshire Dales landscape on her doorstep has also provided great inspiration for her landscape painting. This new collection of work will include her beautiful still life painting, some very exciting seascapes, and of course several paintings of our Yorkshire landscape. It's an accomplished selection of work and shows Laura's love of colour and texture at its best."

New Paintings by Laura Wallace will run at Chantry House Art Gallery, Main Street, Ripley, near Harrogate, from September 16 to October 1. Opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 5pm; Sundays, 12 noon to 4pm.