Bridlington – The town of Georgian higgledy-piddledyness

Bridlington Harbour at Sunset

Bridlington Harbour at Sunset

What’s going for it? “Often stepping back you see more, don’t you?” said David Hockney recently, explaining to the drop-jawed why he swapped the sunshine and warm seas of Los Angeles for the unsunshine and nippy seas of Bridlington. But, being older and wiser myself, I can empathise. By moving to somewhere not on the international art scene, especially somewhere he has roots (his late mum), you gain perspective. And that perspective helps this artist better to see all the wonders of the East Riding, the blossoming cow parsley and bald folding hills at Garrowby, the Riding’s vast skies or the ruddy bricks at Sledmere House.

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