4th November 2018

In 2016, Martin took a studio in Wensley, Wensleydale to use as a base from which to re-discover the Dales of his childhood through paint. The result is Beyond Here, a new body of paintings with a striking and original creative vision, which present the Dales through the lens of the artist’s separation from the landscape for half of his life.

Throughout 2018 Martin’s work for Beyond Here has featured in Artists & Illustrators Magazine, and The Artist Magazine, as well as being documented on his project blog www.alizarinblog.com. Read more about this acclaimed artist on his website: www.makinnear.com.


“Beyond Here was never going to be simple or straightforward, if only because the Dales have been painted, incredibly well, so many times. The main difficulty was not to be influenced by what has been painted before, but to concentrate on presenting a personal vision.

As a council house kid from Lancashire, the Dales were always going to be a special place, but one in which I felt I could not belong. It was not a class thing, but an aspirational thing – people like us just didn’t do National Parks.

Now, at 48, I took the opportunity to make a home in the Dales while the initial wonder of it was still fresh for me – to see the landscape with a painter’s eye but also remembering the way I saw, experienced and remembered them as a youth, offering a more honest, vital and original view”.



EVENT – Talk & Demonstration by Martin Kinnear

Saturday 27th  October, 2pm – 4.30pm

To celebrate the opening of his new Exhibition, Martin will talk and paint as he takes you through the making of his latest show Beyond Here, which has been two years in the making.


The talk will be followed by tea

Tickets – £12

To buy tickets please email [email protected] or call 01969 621146

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