YOUNG artist Nel Hume is to have her first solo show at the home of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, as part of Swaledale Festival.

The collection of expressionist paintings has been inspired by landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales and the Northumberland coast.

She will also be running an art workshop for seven-to-11 year olds at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on Saturday, June 1. Tickets for ‘Little Abstractions - Children’s Art Workshop’ are available for £5 on the Swaledale Festival website.

National Park Authority officer Lesley Knevitt, who curates exhibitions at Yoredale, said: “Nel Hume has an amazing gift for interpreting Dales landscapes and the county’s coastlines in contemporary abstraction. She is a special talent, a natural, and quite untrained. In short, she’s ‘got it’. It’s an exhibition not to be missed – and it’s free.”

Swaledale Festival Artistic Director Malcolm Creese said: “Nel Hume is a prodigiously talented young artist. Her paintings show extraordinary freedom and imagination. We are delighted that her work is being showcased as part of the festival’s Young Artist Platform.”

‘Nel Hume - Lighter than Thought’ runs until June 28 at Yoredale in Bainbridge, and will be open on weekdays from 8.30am to 4.30pm, not bank holiday Monday, May 27.

Admission is free.