Byline: By CLAIRE DONNELLY
RESIDENTS of the sleepy village of Kilham love East Street for its charming architecture and friendly inhabitants.
But soon the picturesque address in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds will be admired the world over - thanks to a new water-colour by legendary artist David Hockney.
The 68-year-old painter - born in Bradford - was so taken with the village that he decided to paint it.
Showing the post office and eight houses, the picture - which could fetch up to pounds 200,000 at auction - is one of 36 landscapes in an exhibition opening in London today.
"East Yorkshire is like California - you get amazing light," says the LA-based painter. "Most people might think it plain but if you look closer, you see very beautiful forms."
Here's what the people of East Street make of the painting...
MIDSUMMER: East Yorkshire 2004, by David Hockney, is at the Gilbert …