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Five Fine Art Favourites: May

Five Fine Art Favourites: May

/ Tuesday 28th of April, 2020

Another month means another batch of our latest fine art favourites. Here we take a closer look at some of the pieces currently on our radar.


1. ‘Incoming V’ by Philip Hearsey. Bronze sculpture from studio series of individual variations. £975.

Chosen by: Philip Short, Director

“There is an elegant subtlety to this sculpture that pulls me in every time. The gradual curve of the piece lends itself to a dynamic sense of energy and movement, the single sweep of polished bronze gently navigating my gaze. It is both bold and hypnotic in equal measure, making it a perfect conversation piece in a collection.”


2.  ‘Muker, North Yorkshire’ by Edward Hersey. Oil on canvas. 30” x 20”. £POA.

Chosen by: Alan Short, Director

“The walk from Muker to Keld in the Kidston Valley, Swaledale is one of my favourite walks in the Yorkshire Dales. So much so, that I specially commissioned Hersey to paint this piece for the gallery’s collection. The patchwork fields, stone barns and rolling countryside of the area was a natural fit for Hersey’s signature style; so it’s no surprise that the painting turned out to be every bit as breath taking as the view itself.”


3. ‘Golden Afternoon, Cote D'Azur’ by Terence Clarke. Oil on canvas. 24” x 20”. £1,900.

Chosen by: Deanna Dawkins, Gallery Manager

"The warmth that radiates from this painting is so inviting and never ceases to brighten my day. The gradually changing shades of blue and turquoise have such a calming effect, while the searing patches of sun as it breaks through the pines simultaneously invigorate. It’s bold, without being showy or ostentatious. It just feels relaxed and natural, as it should be. It was actually featured on the cover of Artists and Illustrators a little while back, and I found Terence’s accompanying article detailing the step-by-step evolution of the painting to be utterly fascinating—a real insight into the mind of an artist.”


4. 'Swaledale, Yorkshire' by Suzie Emery. Acrylic on board. 20" x 12". £985. 

Chosen by: Kirsty Maclennan, Gallery Assistant

"There is something almost folkloric in Suzie Emery’s brilliant, shining landscapes, echoing Britain's ancient history through its golden valleys and looming mountains. 'Swaledale, Yorkshire' invites us into the majesty of the Dales, as the valley unfolds before us like a long kept secret, with plush clouds rolling over a bright, clean sky and pale meadowsweet bobbing in the warm breeze. It is a piece that never fails to capture my imagination."


5. ‘Crashing Tides’ by Sergio Herrero. Oil on panel. 16” x 12”. £1,075.

Chosen by: All

Though he is a new artist to York Fine Arts, Sergio’s seascape paintings have captured the gaze of all here at the gallery. In ‘Crashing Waves’, dazzling light and the raw power of the sea are suspended within a fleeting moment of time, leaving them free to be appreciated without boundary. Finely detailed and spectacularly mesmerising, the painting is a photorealistic triumph from start to finish.


To find out more of our favourites, visit our galleries and speak with a member of our friendly staff or strike up a conversation on our live chat.