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Five Fine Art Favourites: December 2022

Five Fine Art Favourites: December 2022

/ Friday 6th of January, 2023

Relax into December with us and share in the warmth and harmony of our five fine art favourites this month.


1. ‘Winter Walk’ by Jay Nottingham. Oil on panel. 20” x 20”. £995

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“A master of many genres, Jay’s tranquil wintry wood seems a most fitting highlight for the month of December. Snow laden branches are brought to life with delicate, flickering brushstrokes, while below, a blanket of freshly fallen snow is tinted by long shadows and the warmth of the setting sun. It is a harmonious scene, perfectly pitched and positively brimming with seasonal enchantment. A winter classic to indulge all year round.”


2. ‘York’s Own, Gin and Orange’ by Raymond Campbell. Oil on panel. 12” x 16”. £2,485

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“Marrying composition, style and subject, Raymond has produced an artwork that draws the eye and keeps it there. The viewer is led in a circular motion, from one exemplary detail to another. It is an outstanding piece and a well-deserved celebration of York’s artisan producers.”


3. Porthcurno by Julian Mason. Oil on canvas. 24" x 20". £1,900.

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

“I'm a beach girl at my core, so Julian's seascapes always seem to captivate my heart and soul. I really love the movement and perspective of this piece. You can practically smell the salt air, feel the whip of a clifftop wind and hear the roar of the ocean below as the tides change. His paintings are a full sensory experience, a testament to both his talent as an artist and his commitment to exclusively plein air painting.”


4. ‘Prime Direction IV’ by Philip Hearsey. Bronze. 6” x 2” x 6”. £575

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.

“Philip’s exquisite sculptures never cease to fill me with wonder. Prime Direction IV leads me straight to space and far off galaxies. This piece is like treasure from a distant planet, the keeper of secrets we can barely fathom. There are multitudes contained within it.”


5. ‘Harvest Mouse’ by Carl Whitfield. Oil on panel. 5” x 5”. £895

Chosen by: Sarah Pearson Short, Gallery Assistant.

“Carl brings so much character to his endearing, diminutive subject. His bright eyes watch us carefully, as he clings with sharp, precise claws to the blades of barley and I imagine, decides whether to scurry off into the undergrowth. This is an abundantly charming little piece, offering a vivid glimpse of British wildlife.”


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.