Artist's views of Durham feature in exhibition

The Northern Echo: Artist Peter Hemming hangs his work at the Heritage Centre in Durham City. Artist Peter Hemming hangs his work at the Heritage Centre in Durham City.

A DURHAM artist who wrote a book about his time on a Greek island is holding an exhibition of his work in the city.

Peter Hemming self-published Oil Paint and Greece last year. The book tells the story of the six years he spent on Kefalonia after initially planning a painting holiday there.

Until the end of April his work is on display at the World Heritage Site visitor centre in Owengate.

“The theme is Durham And Beyond, that’s actually the name of the exhibition,”said Mr Hemming.

“It covers the years from the years when I went to live in Greece, which was in 2001, right up to the present.

“You have paintings that are retrospective and then come up to new work, which I have done over the winter.

“We have Durham, - the cathedral and the castle – out in the countryside and also paintings of Kefalonia and in the Auvergne region of France, where I lived before coming to live in Durham. They are oil paintings, landscapes and seascapes.”

The exhibition is open daily from 9.30am to 5pm and admission is free.

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