A WILDLIFE and landscape exhibition showcasing the Yorkshire Dales which has been two years in the making is being staged at Richmond Station.

There were fears because of Covid-19 the exhibition featuring work by Dales artist Jo Garlick would not be able to go ahead but organisers have overcome problems to ensure the show will go on.

Jo, who is based near Masham was born and bred in the Dales and has had a lifelong interest in photography, art and sculpture sparked by her father letting her borrow his original camera.

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2007 with a fine Arts degree she has dedicated herself to perfecting her art working predominantly in pastel and concentrating on the world around her.

Jo said: "I have a keen interest in both walking and history which means that many of the landscapes I am interested in look at life and industry in the Yorkshire Dales, especially farming and lead mining.

"Woodland reflections are also a feature in the latest work. My interest in photography means that my camera is always at the ready to capture landscape and wildlife.

"Lockdown has offered many challenges including the children being at home and a full year of events being cancelled, but luckily the exhibition at the Station is going ahead.

"I've used the extra time this year to develop my pastel technique and will be showcasing a range of new, unseen original work alongside a number of limited edition prints.

"I love the versatility that working with pastels offers. My favourite brand is Unison Colour Soft Pastel they are excellent quality, have a great colour range and are handmade in Northumberland. With the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors on my doorstep I have a wealth of inspiration on offer and use the medium to create vibrant pictures not only of British wildlife but also of a broad spectrum of landscapes."

"I am excited to be exhibiting at the Station again and am eager to show what I have achieved during lockdown. It is a fantastic building and a real hub of the community."

Jo had an original exhibition at the Station in 2017, the latest work can be viewed from September19 to 30.