Be inspired by David Hockney's Yorkshire

Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Discover the sites that feature in David Hockney’s collection of vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape.

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The journey through David Hockney’s East Yorkshire landscape is based on the road from Bridlington to York that he travelled almost daily for three months in 1997 whilst visiting his seriously ill friend Jonathan Silver at Salts Mill.

It was as a result of these journeys that Hockney painted his first East Yorkshire Landscapes including ‘The Road Across the Wolds’ and ‘Garrowby Hill’. To really appreciate the Yorkshire Wolds you have to leave the main road and explore, as he had done the many narrow by-roads the take you through the peaceful countryside, secluded villages and big skies.

Some of the sites are identified but what David Hockney wants you to do is really look at the cultivated landscape, the changing seasons, the colours and the light.

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