Alan Hayward


INTIMATE LANDSCAPE Photography as visual haiku

Gossipgate Gallery
The Butts


T: 01434 381806

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Bamboo Fine art print on artists' watercolour paper or canvas using archival inks. Block mounted or framed behind glass, size to order up to 900mm square.

From the Market Place, Alston, follow signs through The Butts.


on-street parking, toilet, refreshments

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At the beginning of a stroll from Alston along to Gossipgate bridge then a climb up to Mount Hoolie  or wander along the River Nent to Blagill and back across fields overlooking the valley (track marked).


Repeated patterns, colours and textures observed in nature provide the inspiration for Alan Hayward's stunning photographs. This show combines two themes; "A Natural Order" reflects the synthesis in thinking between science and mathematics which suggests a fundamental orderliness underlying the apparent chaos of natural phenomena. "Elements" evokes the atmosphere of place. For Alan, the pleasure of photography is the ability to record an experience vividly and accurately, the process of selection being key to successfully capturing the spirit of a place. This, combined with Alan's painterly approach, results in images that seem to reveal the essence of his subjects - visual haiku.

Alan Hayward has exhibited over the last 30 years in the UK, Australia and India, most recently at the Oxo Gallery on London's South Bank. His early career in physics teaching has informed his photographic practice. He is partner in a design and fine art printing practice in Alston where he prints his own images, sometimes very large, on watercolour paper and canvas.

Alan Hayward at work in his studio

Alan Hayward at work in his studio

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