The August Newsletter brings a rush of exciting news, new artists and of course, new artworks. We first extend a warm welcome to Yorkshire artist Clare Haley. Clare’s atmospheric paintings elegantly interpret the wild beauty of the British landscape as it responds to the elements. In her latest piece, ‘Down to the Valley from the Mossy Path’ (pictured left), one can almost feel the soft dapple of mist as it rolls across the valley. Clare’s paintings have seen sell-out solo exhibitions and have been featured in Yorkshire Ridings Magazine. You can read Clare's full biography and see her available work online here.
We also welcome the work of British sculptor Leon Leigh. Leon forges each of his steel sculptures himself using only his immagination and the naked flame, making each piece a distinct original. Leon’s past clients have included Claridge’s, the Imperial War Museum, Chateau Marmont and Sharon Osbourne. You can read Leon's full biography and take a closer look at his new piece 'Sofiane' online here.
We also announce with pride and pleasure that Michael John Ashcroft was recently awarded 3rd place at the prestigious Buxton Spa Prize, where his work was judged by Royal Academician Ken Howard. This is in addition to Michael’s recent selection for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, which runs until the 16th of August.
This month the gallery has also received new paintings by our longstanding artists Edward Hersey, Gordon Lees, Les Spence, Terry Evans, Raymond Campbell, Wayne Westwood, Amanda Jackson, Stephen Hawkins and a charming selection of miniature 6" x 6" paintings from Jay Nottingham's 'Moonlight' series. Do visit our Recently Acquired page to see for yourself the full spectrum of our newest additions.
We wish you the best, and look forward to seeing you soon.
The Directors of York Fine Arts