CRAVEN Arts member Jim MacMorran will be exhibiting his mounted abstract wood carvings at the Mill Bridge Gallery in Skipton.

‘Carvings in Vision’ features his unique carvings, all mounted in open frames, allowing an appreciation of the tactile nature of the carving and the beauty of the wood, says Jim, who lives in Skipton.

His mounted abstract carvings were first shown at Craft in the Pen, at Skipton Auction Mart, in 2017, and he has since shown his work at a number of other venues.

He said: “I have received a wealth of constructive comments about my work, and one of them was the inspiration for my exhibition at Mill Bridge Gallery.

“This concerned the fact that many people found it difficult to envisage a black-framed carving hanging in their home, hence the name of the exhibition, ‘carvings in vision’.”

All the carvings will be mounted onto a variety of different paint colours and wallpaper patterns, aimed at depicting a variety of home decorations.

“Hopefully, this will give the viewer a better understanding of how a carving would look in their home,” said Jim.

Jim says his work is inspired by from all he sees around him, and shapes which emerge from his doodles and sketches.

He works mainly in European Lime, using skills learned and perfected from many years in the woodworking industry.

Originally from Scotland, Jim ran his own woodworking business in Earby for 24 years.

Carvings in Vision at Mill Bridge Gallery, at the top of Skipton High Street, runs until August 17. A preview will take place on Friday (July 26) at 6pm, all welcome.