VISITORS will have the opportunity to meet the artist at new exhibition opening in Middlesbrough later this month.

John Devlin will be at the Heritage Gallery in Cargo Fleet on Thursday, September 19, from 5pm to 7pm to talk about his new work, Elements.

Born and raised in Scotland, John moved south at the end of schooling during the heatwave of 1976. His interest in photography was prompted after viewing a portfolio of black and white prints belonging to a family member. For almost 40 years since then, he's been pressing the shutter, shooting both professionally and as a hobbyist.

Based in Teesside, the North York Moors and coastline are John's playgrounds, not to mention North West Scotland, where the rugged coastline draws John and his wife Susan back time and again. His love of the outdoors is expressed in his personal style toward landscapes, recording land, sky and sea in a natural way.

John said: o be standing on the edge of the world, taking in the views of the moors, mountains and streams or breathing the salt air amidst deafening crashing waves, satisfies life's simplest experiences. My goal is to record those senses, remember those feelings and ultimately share them through my photography with you the viewer."

The opening offers a great opportunity to meet John and ask any questions you may have about his work and photographs over drinks and nibbles.