As the chill of winter begins to thaw, we chose the fine art that has warmed and inspired us this month.
Chosen by: Philip Short, Director
“In this piece, the link between Terence’s work and that of the Post-Impressionists, such as Cezanne and Matisse, is most keenly felt. The colour work is extraordinary, with an erupting sky of oranges and violets, but there are more subtle notes too, like the touches of crimson and turquoise amongst the scrubland greenery. It is always a pleasure to be reminded of the fluid conversation between contemporary artists and that of art history.”
Chosen by: Alan Short, Director
“There is nothing quite so uplifting as a magnificent summertime Terry Evans painting. Terry’s impasto technique gives volume and a real sense of life to his work, without losing any of the exquisite detail - a marker of his long career. A showstopper of a painting if ever I’ve seen one.”
Chosen by: Sarah Short, Gallery Assistant.
“On viewing Carl Whitfield’s Hedgehog for the first time, it is hard to believe the level of fine detail that Carl is able to achieve, flawlessly illuminating every spine and bristle. A richly observed painting, brought joyfully to life before our eyes.”
Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant.
“It is the small, lived-in details of Mike Hall’s work that I enjoy so much. The half empty salt and pepper grinders, the inconspicuous bottle of prescription pills, the drained tea mugs and wicker chairs so suddenly pushed aside. It is as though the unseen inhabitants of this charming sun-soaked villa, have all at once realised how beautiful a day it is and that they must seize it.”
Chosen by: All
“Small in stature, yet impossible to ignore, Michael Simpson’s Small Dachshund Sitting embodies an irresistible charm. Peering up at us with his tender, inquisitive expression, it is easy to imagine a further tilt of the head, or wag of the tail, should you look away too long.”
To find out more of our favourites, ring our York gallery on 01904 634221, drop us an email or strike up a conversation with a member of our friendly team on our live chat.