After an exciting swirl of snow and ice, we send our warmest greetings to you all. From the frosty depths of February, Caroline Richardson’s ‘Ranunculus Bouquet’ brings some much-needed winter cheer. Though much of the left side of the painting is shrouded in shadow, the carefully placed scissors, cutting and trailing ribbon gradually draw the eye to the lighter, right side of the painting. As the eye finally comes to rest on the snow-white petals of the open bloom, a feeling of hopeful calm is evoked, giving the viewer a soft moment of focus as the rest of the world hurries by.
This month the gallery is also pleased to announce that, after weekday closures throughout January, our Harrogate gallery has now resumed its normal business hours. Open Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm, our light and bright Harrogate gallery showcases some of the finest work York Fine Arts has to offer—and also makes for an uplifting solace from the dark chill of winter. Do come by, say hello and stand in awe at some of the truly magnificent paintings, sculpture and prints within our collection.
As the year ahead begins to take shape, the gallery is thrilled to announce an exciting programme of exhibitions over the course of 2019. From our highly-anticipated annual exhibitions such as 'Edward Hersey & Gordon Lees' and 'Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire' to exciting new shows including ‘Country Pursuits’ and ‘All Things Bright’, there is sure to be something of wonder for every collector. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks; so do continue to check on our website for more information.
This month the gallery has so far received new work by Sean Durkin, Carl Whitfield, Suzie Emery and Michael Simpson, and is expecting the arrival of even more new work in the coming weeks. These new acquisitions will include work by old favourites such as Raymond Campbell, Amanda Jackson, Alex Hill, Wayne Westwood, Howard Shingler, Stephen Park, Ken Hammond and Terry Evans, as well as a few new artists yet to be officially announced. Be sure to keep a close watch on our website and our Recently Acquired page to obtain the first look at some of the fine new collection of artists to join the York Fine Arts fold.
We wish you the best, and look forward to welcoming you to our galleries soon.
One of the country’s most recognised names in contemporary wildlife art, Stephen Park is an artist renowned for his photorealistic paintings. His work can be found in collections around the globe, and he continues to receive commissions from his eager collectors as far afield as Africa, Australia and the USA.