Landscapes feature in Fountains exhibition

Artist Ian Scott-Massie looking at one of his paintings in oil 'The surprise view of Studley Royal' at Fountains Hall where he is exhibiting his work 'Magical Landscapes' at Fountains Hall at the Abbey.
Artist Ian Scott-Massie looking at one of his paintings in oil 'The surprise view of Studley Royal' at Fountains Hall where he is exhibiting his work 'Magical Landscapes' at Fountains Hall at the Abbey.

Masham artist Ian Scott Massie has returned to a familiar theme for a exhibition of paintings at Fountains Abbey.

He put on an exhibition called “Spirit of the Place” about Fountains Abbey in 2009, and has been working on his current show ever since.

Scott Massie pic 1

Scott Massie pic 1

The exhibition focuses on the two landscapes created by father and son team John and William Aislabie in the 18th century; Studley Royal and Hackfall, near Grewelthorpe. Ian said he was inspired by the way the Aislabies planned and built both Hackfall and Studley Royal “to restore, revive and refresh the spirit”.

“I’m drawn to the romantic, atmospheric and poetic aspects of Studley Royal and Hackfall. I wanted to capture how it feels to be in these landscapes.”

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm daily until Sunday, October 16 and normal admission charges to the estate apply.