ARTISTS Nicole Dickinson and Howard Gardiner have launched a new exhibition at Skipton's Mill Bridge Gallery that will run until the end of January.

Nicole was born in Paris and moved to London in 1982 where she worked in an investment banking institution as an assistant to the settlement manager for many years.

After gaining her degree in History of Art and a distinction in the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, she became a full-time artist.

Her exhibition partner, Howard Gardiner recently set up a small pottery studio near Skipton as well as lecturing in ceramics part-time at Leeds City College.

He trained at the prestigious Loughborough Art and Design College in 3D Design Ceramics. As well as exhibiting he also works on commissions from individuals and businesses.

The exhibition, ‘Light, Mood and Atmosphere’ features a range of landscapes and ceramics based on places the artists have visited.

A spokesman for Mill Bridge Gallery said: "Nicole’s beautiful, evocative paintings feature alongside Howard’s unique ceramic vessels, which captures the mood of other places and other worlds both near and far, in time and place. We are delighted to be able to exhibit this work in our iconic late 17th century building here in the heart of Skipton."

The exhibition previewed on Friday and will run until the end of January.