An artist has teamed up with a shop owner to bring a splash of colour to this weekend’s Malton Food Lovers Festival.
Thorpe Bassett-based artist Peter Mattinson is displaying his paintings – inspired by the humble neck tie – in Smash Menswear, Malton, for the next month.
And to celebrate the return of the food festival for its sixth year, he will unveil his latest creation – Chef’s Crescendo – in the shop from Friday.
The exhibition is the brainwave of Jeremy Swallow, owner of Smash Menswear, who is seeking artists to brighten up his shop on Finkle Street.
“I loved his work and it sat comfortable in the shop,” said Jeremy. “I just felt they were so unusual and it’s nice I can give my walls over to an artist. It gives people somewhere to come and look at art.”