After the joyful festivities of the Jubilee celebrations, we excitedly look forward to a bright British summer ahead. It is in this spirit of delight that we welcome contemporary artist Ian Rawling to York Fine Arts. A pastel artist working within the realm of contemporary realism, Ian masterfully transforms his ordinary, everyday subjects into extraordinary observations. From lovingly distressed diecast model cars to deliciously oozy cheese on toast, Ian’s work demonstrates the perfect balance of impeccable precision and intuitive imagination. You can find out more about Ian and view his collection of original pastels and signed limited edition prints on his artist page here.
After a successful end to the gallery’s first Sean Durkin exhibition, we continue full steam ahead with the opening of our annual Summer Exhibition. Through the eyes of leading contemporary artists including David Sawyer RBA, Mike Hall, Philip Hearsey, and Michael John Ashcroft ROI, this mixed show explores the myriad facets of the summer experience. The exhibition opens on Friday the 17th of June and runs until Sunday the 10th of July.
Following the opening of the Summer Exhibition, next month will see the launch of our annual Clare Haley exhibition, ‘Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire’. One of the most highly anticipated shows of the year, the exhibition opens on Friday, the 29th of July and runs until Sunday, the 23rd of August. Many of Clare’s previous exhibitions have sold out; so if you would like to have the first pick of the collection, be sure to request a preview catalogue!
In other exciting news, this month the gallery is delighted to release a new signed limited edition print by Edward Hersey: ‘The Long Way Home, Yorkshire Dales’. Available in both the larger 30” x 12” and smaller 16” x 6” size, this sweeping panorama is published in editions of 65 and totally exclusive to York Fine Arts. A perfect representation of Hersey’s signature work, we have no doubt collectors will love this newest addition.
So far as originals are concerned, this month the gallery received new work from Ian Rawling, Mike Hall, Sean Durkin, Gordon Lees, Jacqueline Stanhope, Raymond Campbell, Andrew Grant Kurtis, Amanda Jackson, Terence Clarke, Alex Hill, Terry Evans, Edward Hersey and Jay Nottingham. Visit our Recently Acquired page to view these newest additions to the gallery’s collection—you just might discover your next masterpiece.