Land : Light


Sat, 5 October 2024 - Sat, 4 January 2025.


Elizabeth Smith’s powerful monochrome landscapes capture the distilled-down essence of Yorkshire’s hill country.

Having spent a lifetime walking in the hills and mountains of the North, Elizabeth Smith is fascinated by the movement of light across landscape and how it reveals tracks, textures, layers of history. She walks every day, and returns to the studio to start work: with a mark, a line, a shadow. The black chalk responds to the paper, the endless possibilities of mark-marking, how an image gathers depth and darkness.

Elizabeth studied Fine Art at Canterbury College of Art, Sheffield Hallam University and Bretton Hall, and now lives and works in Settle.