KUNSTHUIS Gallery, at Dutch House, Mill Green Farm, Crayke, is celebrating its nomination as a finalist in the 2016 Arts & Culture White Rose Awards by launching a new exhibition.

From July 15 to September 4, the contemporary art gallery presents Kleurvelden (meaning Fields Of Colour), a series of dramatic interpretations of landscapes, nature and the human condition by artists from Scotland, elsewhere in Britain and the Netherlands. Among them will be abstract painters, an expressive and unusual wood sculptor, a bronze sculptor and a raku ceramicist.

Painter and poet Patrick Smith's largely abstract landscapes of his Yorkshire home are "characterised by spatial illusion, eliminating the unnecessary and painting with fields of colour.

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Lys Hansen's sculpture at Kunsthuis Gallery

Scottish artist AnniRose Ansbro's work hovers at varying points between ambiguity and recognition. “It often starts with an impermanent line drawing, sometimes based on a place or memory, but quite often working with an accumulation of intuitive abstract marks. The paintings, constructed on either board or canvas, consist of layers of paint, wax and varnish,” she says.

Scottish wood sculptor Lys Hansen explores the human condition and the complex relationships of people within her large pieces, in the wake of her painting projects and research taking her to Berlin, Bornholm in Denmark, Ireland and northern France.

Fiona Mazza's Raku ceramics "excite and inspire through smoke and crackle to produce creations where no two will be the same". Fiona’s work is noticeably influenced by landscape, and the nature in the landscape and it will sit alongside Dutch artist Audrey Erbany'sl collection of bronze that examines the human form in differing poses.

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Richard Mackness's sculpture at Dutch House

Fellow Dutch artist Esther Ziher-Ginczinger's paintings evoke feeling of love between two people, family, friendship and comfort, and she likes to communicate happiness, humour and warmth to the viewer. The message must be working, because her work has travelled from the Netherlands to South Korea, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Britain, the United States and South Africa.

York sculptor Richard Mackness, with his twin interests in natural forms and manmade objects, will have pieces throughout the gallery and in Dutch House's ecological gardens. After living in New York and London for some time, Richard has returned to York, where he combines commercial projects and design commissions with his own creations in his sculpture studio at his Urbis Design company.

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York sculptor Richard Mackness

Meanwhile, in the Dutch House art café, work by artists Ali Thompson and Josh Thompson are on display. Ali's paintings are inspired by her professional background as a midwife and neonatal nurse and Josh adopts inks and oils on birch, plywood and hardwood.

The Kleurvelden exhibition will open with a Supper Club and Garden Sculpture Walk event on July 15 from 7pm to 10pm. This will combine a sculpture walk by Dutch House owner Sjaak Kastelijn and an artist talk and poetry reading by painter Patrick Smith with a welcoming drink and three-course course set menu served in the café.Tickets cost £27.50 at kunsthuisgallery.com/shop

Sjaak and co-owner Cecile Creemers began running their Dutch café amid a wildlife garden in 2010. Sjaak worked as head gardener for York Museums Trust when the couple first arrived in Yorkshire but now focuses on the business full-time. Dutch House opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm; admission is free.