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.

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“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.