A Walk In the Hills

23 September 2023 – 1st January 2024

Recent paintings by Frank Gordon

Frank Gordon’s landscape painting is forged from his life-long experience as a walker in the hills. He is one of the few people who can truly claim to have walked the length and breadth of his native land: from Land’s End to John o’Groats and from St. Bee’s Head to Robin Hood’s Bay. He has  also completed all 214 of  Alfred Wainwright’s Lakeland fells.

Five years at art college and thirty years’ art  teaching are the backdrop to  his creative life. Moving to the Yorkshire Dales  National Park twenty four years ago has enabled him to more fully enter a world  in which art and the hills meet.  The outdoor life informs  the painting and the painting enriches the  walking.

‘I have tried in my work to capture the feeling of being amongst  the hills: the flickering light, flying cloud shadows, buffeting wind, rainwater on the face . . .  while never forgetting that behind these  assaults on one’s senses is always the underlying rock, solid and unyielding beneath one’s feet. This collision between the ephemeral and the eternal is a good subject for a  painter.’



Further information:
  • Brantwood is open every day during summer (10.30 – 5.00) and Wednesday to Sunday (from 13 November) during winter (10.30 – 4.30), also closing on Christmas & Boxing Day.
  • Costs: Admission to the house and gardens is £14.00 for adults, £11.50 for students and free for children (16 and under). Admission to the gardens is £6.20 for adults, £5.00 for students and free for children (16 and under).  Admission to The Treasury and Studio exhibition is also included in the garden ticket
  • Location Brantwood, Coniston,  Cumbria  LA21 8AD
  • For more information please call  015394 41396; email: enquiries@brantwood.org.uk