In the blink of an eye, summer has finally arrived, bringing with it a fantastic new collection of artwork. Edward Hersey’s magnificent new painting, ‘Cumbrian Majesty, Loweswater, The Lake District’ is a perfect representation of the beloved days of summer to come. Tucked safely away beneath striking green fells, the lone barn serves as a welcome break from manmade society, leaving one free to enjoy nature’s solitude.
After much anticipation, the gallery is delighted to open ‘Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire’ later this month. The exhibition features a spectacular collection of work by British landscape artist Clare Haley simply not to be missed. Clare’s coveted paintings have been known to sell within hours, so an early viewing is highly recommended. The exhibition opens on Friday, the 29th of July; but for those wanting a first look, the gallery will stay open until 8:00pm on Thursday, the 28th of July for an exclusive preview of the exhibition. Preview catalogues will also be available upon request from Monday, the 25th of June, so if you would like to receive one, do let us know.
Additionally, our wildlife art collectors will be thrilled to hear that this month the gallery also welcomed wildlife artist Jacqueline Gaylard. A member of the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) and a fellow member of The Wildlife Art Society International (FWASI), Jacqueline takes great care in her research, studying the behaviour and distinctive character of her subject, be it a domestic or wild animal. Her work has also been successfully reproduced as greeting cards and calendars by companies including Hallmark and The Medici Society.
In addition to new work by Edward Hersey and Jacqueline Gaylard, this month the gallery also received new work by Gordon Lees, Raymond Campbell, Andrew Grant Kurtis and Stephen Park, which are all now available to view on our Recently Acquired page. Be sure to check back throughout the month, as the gallery will also be receiving new work by Sean Durkin, and of course, Clare Haley, as we prepare for her upcoming exhibition.
We wish you the best, and hope to see you soon.
The Directors at York Fine Arts
Jacqueline paints a wide variety of subjects, but animals are undoubtedly one of her favourites, whether wild or domestic. She is a member of the Society of Feline Artists (SOFA) fellow member of The Wildlife Art Society International (FWASI), and has exhibited with the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art (NEWA), the Marwell International Wildlife Art Society (MIWAS), the Society of Wildlife Artists and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall Galleries, London.
Four original paintings by Jacqueline Gaylard are available for purchase.
As a highly regarded British still life artist, Raymond Campbell is most recognised for his curious paraphernalia arrangements, reminiscent of the 17th Century Dutch painters. These unique tableaux can be identified by their detailed precision and classically “Campbell-esque” contents including vintage wine bottles and sepia photographs.
A selection of original paintings by Raymond Campbell are available for purchase.
Stephen has had commissions from as far afield as the USA, Australia and Europe. It can take many weeks of research and long hours at the easel to produce a painting of the quality that is required in today’s market.
Six original paintings by Stephen Park are available for purchase.