Judith Bromley & Robert Nicholls

Judith has lived and worked in Askrigg since 1973. Her work varies from large landscapes to small flower studies, and from traditional to a more exploratory approach. Inspired by the contrasts of wild empty moorland and flower filled meadows, high rushing waterfalls and slow reflective rivers, walls encrusted with mosses and lichens, and quiet secretive woods, she uses a variety of media – oils, pastels, gouache and watercolour, to express her deep love of the Dales countryside and all its seasonal moods.

Judith’s work has been shown regularly in many one-man and joint exhibitions nationally, including the prestigious Painters of the Dales exhibition; and also features in the book produced by the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust – The Yorkshire Dales, a view from the Millennium; and in The Yorkshire Dales, a 50th anniversary celebration of the National Park.

Robert worked in illustration and design before moving to Wensleydale in 1973. He lives and works in Askrigg, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, specialising for many years in commissioned paintings with a variety of landscapes, often including wild or domestic animals and birds.

He has exhibited widely, his work is held in many private collections around the world, has won several national competitions, and his pastels were selected to feature in the prestigious book The Yorkshire Dales – a view from the Millennium, and also in The Yorkshire Dales, a 50th anniversary celebration of the National Park.

As a country artist with detailed knowledge of his subject, he is renowned for the drawing and finish of his work, which reflects a richness of light and detail.