It is one artist’s decades-long plan to capture Alfred Wainwright‘s Coast to Coast walk in paint, from St Bees on the west coast of Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay on the east coast of North Yorkshire.

A new exhibition at Castlegate House Gallery in Cockermouth showcases Lawrence Quigley’s response to, and reconnection with, landscape and nature. 

With an easel, some paints and a tent, Quigley, originally from Birkenhead, set out along the 190-mile path. He says: “I’ve always found the North of England landscape so rich and diverse in not only its physical terrain, but also its colours and ever-changing light throughout the seasons.” 

The collection is on display for the first time. Some of the locations featured include St Bees Head, Nethertown Station, Ennerdale, Derwentwater, Windermere, Ullswater, Aira Force, and Helvellyn.

Lawrence Quigley’s Coast to Coast is on display until March 18 2023, with tours available on request. For more information, click here. 

Main image by Lawrence Quigley