Beyond the Horizon

Norman Adams

North Yorkshire and Provence
18 July - 31 August 2015  

This exhibition which was the first exhibition in the new gallery at the Town Hall, has now ended. If you are interested in work which was in the exhibition please contact: or telephone 07799797961.


Gavagan Art. Norman Adams.  From the Top of Penyghent

 Image: Norman Adams, From the Top of Pen-y-ghent, watercolour, 1957.


Gavagan Art. Norman Adams. Ingleborough, watercolour.

Image: Norman Adams, Ingleborough, watercolour.


Adams (1927-2005) was born in London and studied at Harrow School of Art, where he won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art, later becoming professor at the Royal Academy Schools.

In the 1950s Norman and his wife Anna, also an the artist and writer, bought a house at Horton-in-Ribblesdale which was to become their creative home for many years. The rugged Yorkshire Dales landscape provided an inspiration and the opening exhibition at the new gallery will feature a number of works from this period which have not previously been exhibited.

Norman Adams has been called a romantic visionary and he greatly admired the work of both William Blake and JMW Turner.

Taking the visitor away from the north of England there are a number of watercolours of Provence, where Adams sought to paint the landscape which had inspired another painter he greatly admired, Vincent Van Gogh.


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Below a selection of images from the exhibition. Some works are still available. Please contact info@gavaganart or telephone 07799797961 for information.