THANKS to Zoom the Chevin Watercolour Group, a small group of watercolour enthusiasts, has continued to meet and paint together virtually throughout the pandemic.

Like many people this year, they have realised the importance of time spent outdoors connecting with the natural environment through walking and observing wildlife, and are so thankful to live within reach of the beautiful Wharfedale landscape.

Such activities and connections with the outdoors are well recognised for creating feelings of exhilaration and inspiration and for reducing levels of anxiety and depression.

The Chevin Watercolour Group hopes to convey such feelings of wellbeing through this collection of winter paintings inspired by nature and the outdoors and wishes readers a Merry Christmas.