In a rather unexpected swirl of snow, March has settled upon us, bringing with it a superb collection of fine art. Nothing has quite lifted our spirits so much as ‘Dream Seeker’, a powerfully arresting painting from one of the gallery’s newest artists, Tina Spratt. Dramatic yet delicate, ‘Dream Seeker’ is a luxurious symphony of soft light, negative space and rich texture, elegantly capturing the essence of the female form. With work of such calibre, it comes as no surprise that Tina excels in both oils and pastels, intuitively using each medium to capture the mood of the intimate moment she has created. You can read more about Tina and see her available work here.
In addition to Tina Spratt, the gallery is also thrilled to welcome still life artist Caroline Richardson, landscape artist Paul Lancaster and contemporary cityscape artist Hilary Dancer. With styles as varied as their subjects, these three artists each bring a fresh and distinctive perspective to the gallery’s collection, further enhancing all that York Fine Arts has to offer.
This month the gallery acquired over fifty new paintings and sculptures, including work by Edward Hersey, Gordon Lees, Raymond Campbell, Stephen Hawkins, Terry Evans, Jacqueline Stanhope, Stephen Park, Alex Hill, Michael Simpson, Steve Thoms, Hilary Dancer, Caroline Richardson, Amanda Jackson, Jay Nottingham, Darren Baker, Ken Hammond, Keith Sherwin and Tina Spratt. Have a look at the gallery’s Recently Acquired page to browse these new additions to the gallery’s collection.
Finally, the gallery is excited to open its first exhibition of the year, ‘Animalia’. Dedicated to the magnificent animals of the natural world, ‘Animalia’ aims to highlight the beauty of these creatures and to celebrate the intricate relationship between humans and the animal kingdom. From exotic African wildlife to domesticated companions closer to home, the exhibition presents a variety of these animals in a beautifully organic blend of scientific observation and artistic vision. The exhibition opens at our Harrogate gallery on Saturday, the 10th of March and runs until Monday, the 2nd of April 2018. For those unable to view in person, the exhibition will also be available to view online.
We wish you the best, and look forward to welcoming you to our galleries soon.
The Directors at York Fine Arts
With a classical and polished style, Caroline masterfully depicts light and shadow in her elegant and understated still life pieces. Preferring to use a limited colour palette and effectively simple compositions, Caroline’s work embodies a tasteful, timeless quality, which continues to captivate collectors from all over the world.
Two original paintings by Caroline Richardson are available for purchase.
Jacqueline’s work is treasured by patrons and collectors alike, and continues to stand out among British traditional and contemporary fine art. From the world’s finest racehorses to the most beloved family pet, Jacqueline continues to painstakingly capture precise and intimate details of her subjects, giving her paintings not only aesthetic beauty, but also personalities.
Five original paintings by Jacqueline Stanhope are available for purchase.
Best known for her dynamic, dazzling cityscapes, Hilary Dancer is a contemporary artist whose paintings hum with vibrancy and movement. Expressively balancing composition with a nebulous, yet familiar sense of drama, Hilary entices viewers to engage with her work and reflect on their own experience.
Two original paintings by Hilary Dancer are available for purchase.
Four-time Royal Academy of Arts exhibitor Raymond Campbell is one of the country’s leading still life artists. Full of fascination and indulgence, Campbell’s paintings have revived the still life genre and brought it elegantly into the 21st century.
A selection of original paintings by Raymond Campbell are available for purchase.