Hundreds of artworks on show at Ripon Cathedral for this year's Great North Art Show

A highlight of this year's show will be a collection of works from Tom Wood. Picture: Johnny Carr.
A highlight of this year's show will be a collection of works from Tom Wood. Picture: Johnny Carr.

Hundreds of artworks will be on display at Ripon Cathedral for The Great North Art Show next month.

From September 2 to September 24, with a preview on September 1, 6:45pm to 8:45pm, visitors will be greeted with more than 350 artworks ranging from printmaking and illustration, to paintings and sculptures.

A highlight of this year's exhibition will be a collection of works by artist Tom Wood, whose paintings are held by the Prince of Wales and the The National Portrait Gallery print collection.

Tom Wood is an acclaimed portrait artist whose sitters include Professor Lord Robert Winston and Alan Bennett, both commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery.

He will be displaying a selection of new paintings at the Great North Art Show.

More than 56 artists have been selected to show their work at the Cathedral.

The artists include:

• Andrew Dalton - a northern printmaker who will be showing a series of black and white prints inspired by the industrial and rural northern landscape, created in his studio workshop on a victorian etching press.

• William Watson West - a designer and painter whose first-hand observations of landscape, flora and fauna are the basis of his work in the areas of fine and applied art

• Nolon Stace -, a wildlife artist who takes inspiration from living in the Yorkshire Dales and the picturesque surroundings and varied wildlife around him.

This year’s selection was made by Richard Hawkes, who runs the Watermark Gallery in Harrogate.