WHEN Askrigg artists Judith Bromley and Robert Nicholls planned an autumn exhibition of their prints at Tennants in Leyburn, they could never have imagined it would come at such an auspicious time.

“We booked before lockdown and we weren’t even sure this would happen,” says Judith.

They hired the spacious, light-filled cafe when Covid-19 was still half a world away and a nationwide lockdown undreamt of. Now, as the exhibition gets underway, the husband and wife team who have been capturing the beauty of the Dales for more than 40 years in their very different styles, appreciate that the timing was, in fact, perfect.

“Normally we open our home every Wednesday to showcase and sell our work. But since lockdown we have not been able to do that. We will probably remain closed the rest of the year when we hope the virus will be under control, so this has come at a really good time for us,” says Judith.

The prints on sale are an eclectic mix of landscapes and skies, moorlands and dales, birds and sheep: a lifetime’s work reflecting their love of what Judith describes as “this land of infinity. Paintings from the soul.”

The exhibition lasts until November 1, and complements the permanent displays at The Crown Inn, Askrigg, and Corn Mill Tea Rooms, Bainbridge.

Judith also has a forthcoming exhibition of new oil paintings in the upper gallery of Tennants Garden Rooms from October 20.

Their work and catalogues can be seen at www.askrigg-studios.co.uk.