A SHARED passion for the east coast has resulted in an exhibition of paintings, ceramics and photography by three artists.

Peter Sarginson, Neil Hodgson and Peter Hough focus on patterns formed by waves and eroding rocks in an exhibition called The Jurassic Coast at the Moors National Park Centre, near Danby.

Sarginson, who was born at Marske-by-the-Sea, has always been inspired by the coast. He studied at Middlesbrough College of Art and Bath Academy of Art before a career in teaching and lecturing, ending as principal of West Dean College of Art in Sussex for 17 years.

Now retired, he is reacquainting himself through paint with the coastline of his childhood.

He said: “Although I now live in Grewelthorpe, I regularly visit the coast. I feel almost wedded to it, a sort of spiritual attraction to beach, sea and sky.

“I don’t paint views as such, but take a more intimate look at the seashore, capturing for example the patterns left on the sand by the breaking waves.”

Neil Hodgson lives and works along the North Yorkshire coast and has an intimate knowledge of its coves, cliffs and sea. His photographs are highly detailed, focusing on such things as close-ups of newly-exposed rocks stained by iron ore, quartz, mud and coal.

Peter Hough, of Scarborough, has been a teacher and founded Scarborough Pottery in 1965. He is influenced by texture, such as the erosion-formed pebbles and the fossils.

Entry to the exhibition, which runs until November 16, is free.

The centre is open from 11am- 4pm and is a short walk from Danby station on the Esk Valley Railway.

For more information, visit northyorkmoors.org.uk/events.