George Weatherill's Whitby and above Whitby Abbey
On Saturday we went to Pannett Gallery/museum to look at the two galleries which are free. George Weatherill is called the 'Turner of the North' and you can see why, he at one time worked or was taught by Turner and you can see it in his misty watercolours of Whitby. The busyness of the town is caught in the above painting, beautiful sailing ships moored by the bustling quayside and the Abbey above and it is little changed today. His children painted as well, a streak of genius that must have run in the family, Mary Weatherill, his daughter went on to fame as well.
It is said of George, that he only painted within 20 miles of Whitby and wandering round the gallery you can see his love of the sea.