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Five Fine Art Favourites: August 2022

Five Fine Art Favourites: August 2022

/ Sunday 21st of August, 2022

Soaking up every last pleasure of the summer, here we share our five fine art favourites for the bountiful month of August.


1. ‘Luscious Fruits, Ripe for the Picking’ by Raymond Campbell. Oil on panel. 30” x 12”. £5,885

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“A positive cornucopia, Raymond’s painting offers a fitting celebration of abundance for the height of summer. With an expert composition of gleaming silverware, shining fruits, freshly baked breads and a glass of red enticingly poured, the scene entire is an ode to indulgence and enjoyment – who could refuse?”


2.  ‘Moonlight Sparkle across York Minster’ by Andrew Grant Kurtis. Oil on panel. 20” x 20”. £1,550

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“Andrew captures York at its most haunting, conveying the history and mysterious quality of the city, in this scene, suffused with the rich tones of evening. For all its significant past, York is a timeless city and this is a timeless painting.”


3. 'Halcyon' by Kitty Lambton. Signed print. 12” x 12”. £30

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

“Kitty's work is the perfect example of how fine art needn't always come with a fine price tag. Her abstract designs are effortlessly fluid and organic, yet carefully composed to maximse impact. I particularly love the cool colours of this piece. Combined with the basic, flowing forms, it seems to recalibrate me and set my mind into a peaceful state of calm. Who doesn't need more of that in their life?"


4. ‘Twin Galleons at Moonlight Bay’ by Alex Hill. Oil on panel. 44” x 16”. £2,485

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.

“Alex’s work is always impressive, but this painting, with its sheer size and scope, really does conjure a world of its own. Brooding and enigmatic, we are invited to peer into a scene rife with adventure, in which illicit activity flourishes, cloaked beneath the veil of night.

A maritime paragon with the power to transport.”


5. ‘Fox’ by Carl Whitfield. Oil on panel. 5.5” x 7”. £985

Chosen by: Sarah Pearson Short, Gallery Assistant.

“With his lustrous coat and bright, shining eyes, Carl’s beautiful woodland fox is a far cry from the scraggy and brazen London foxes I’d so often see, coming to and from work in the capital. This painting is endlessly charming and undeniably exquisite. The level of precision in Carl’s work is a delight to behold. He astounds me time and time again.”


To find out more of our favourites, visit the gallery, drop us an email or strike up a conversation with a member of our friendly team on our live chat.