Widely considered Britain’s most important living artist, David Hockney has long been fascinated by the nature and landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds.
The Yorkshire Wolds span the counties of North and East Yorkshire. In 2012, the Yorkshire-born Pop artist David Hockney unveiled a new series of artworks at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, spanning 50 years of his relationship with this unspoilt area of Northern England.
Painting trees, hills and byways with bold, vivid colours, Hockney’s iconic paintings, like The Road Across the Wolds and Garrowby Hill, capture a landscape of remote countryside, secluded villages and open skies.
Discover the Yorkshire Wolds for yourself, taking advantage of mile upon mile of walking trails, gentle hills perfect for picnics, and a fantastic array of country pubs and accommodation.
Pop into the village of Warter, where the Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Centre provides a great introduction to the landscape and history of the Wolds, and stand where the picture Bigger Trees Near Warter was painted. Warter is 18 miles (29km) west of York.