THE artwork of three Wharfe Valley artists will feature on the Big Screen in City Park, Bradford, throughout September and October.

Landscape paintings by Ilkley based artists, Joy Godfrey and Lucia Smith, and Addingham artist, Geraldine Thompson, will be shown daily at 12.30pm on the Big Screen in a 'The Yorkshire Landscape' themed presentation, alongside work by three other artists from the Bradford District: David Starley and Paula Dunn from Saltaire, and George Bowden. of Haworth.

The presentation on the Big Screen has been organised, in association with Bradford UNESCO City of Film', by Silsden arts enthusiast, Colin Neville, who manages the website, 'Not Just Hockney' that promotes the work of local artists, past and present.

Mr Neville said: “Artists have been drawn to this area for over 200 years to paint the local countryside. And Yorkshire landscapes have always been very popular with local people, as they connect with a pride people have in living in such a beautiful part of the world. They are also popular too with visitors to the region, and with locally born folk who have moved to other parts of the country or the world.”

“It is no coincidence that all the artists presented on the Big Screen live and work in three of the most attractive parts of the district: Wharfedale, Airedale, and in the Worth Valley as their subject matter is on their doorsteps or a short drive away. The Big Screen presentations will give an opportunity to publicly show the very different creative approaches to landscape art adopted by local artists – from traditional representations to experimental approaches to it.”

Mr Neville is now planning other future themed art presentations on the Big Screen, including ‘Yorkshire Town and Cities’, ‘Local People’, ‘The Yorkshire Coastline’, 'Experimental & Abstract Art’, and ‘Yorkshire Wildlife' .