May meets us with longer days and a fresh breath of crisp spring air. It is in this spirit of refreshed excitement that the gallery enthusiastically announces the arrival of artwork by contemporary plein air painter Julian Mason. His newest painting ‘Allt Coire Lagan, Skye’ is a simply awe-inspiring sight to behold, its swirling waters and jagged peaks dramatically inviting us into the adventure of the landscape. Full of wild, uninhibited energy, Julian’s paintings give an authentic experience with the landscape and a renewed appreciation for its boundless splendour. You can read more about Julian Mason and his see his available artwork here.
This month also celebrates the first anniversary of our Harrogate branch on Montpellier Parade. We are happy to report that our first year has seen great success and we have been equally happy to receive such wonderful feedback from our clients old and new. In addition to its outstanding collection of fine art, our Harrogate gallery also offers a range of services, from art consultancy to framing and restoration; so please do feel free to visit us at this branch should you require any of our gallery services. If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit our newest branch in person, we hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you there in the future.
For those dreaming of a European getaway, look no further than the gallery’s newest exhibition, ‘Treasures of the Continent’, which opens at our Harrogate gallery later this month. Bringing together an exciting collection of original paintings by leading contemporary landscape artists including David Sawyer RBA, Michael John Ashcroft MAFA, Gordon Lees and Steve Thoms, the exhibition explores the rich history, culture and landscape of continental Europe through a magnificent collection of fine art. The exhibition opens on Friday, the 18th of May and runs until Sunday, the 10th of June; so be sure to mark your calendars now and plan your visit early to avoid disappointment.
Finally, this month the gallery has also received an impressive new collection of paintings by artists including Caroline Richardson, Raymond Campbell, Stephen Hawkins, Terry Evans, Gordon Lees, Ken Hammond, Terry Grundy and Sean Durkin. Be sure to visit our Recently Acquired page to see these and other new paintings to arrive throughout the month ahead.
We wish you the best, and look forward to welcoming you to our galleries soon.
The Directors at York Fine Arts
Elegant and understated, Caroline Richardson’s exquisite still life pieces offer a modern sensibility to a classic genre. Preferring to use a limited colour palette and effectively simple compositions, her aesthetic is immediately recognizable and widely revered.
Five original paintings by Caroline Richardson are available for purchase.
Best known for his softly lit shooting scenes, Stephen Hawkins is an established artist whose work effortlessly captures the charm of the countryside. His paintings capture the subtle changes of light and shade throughout the seasons, authentically conveying the peaceful atmosphere and mood of modern day country life.
Thirteen original paintings by Stephen Hawkins are available for purchase.
Gordon Lees’ combination of technique and style yield work of exceptional calibre. His technique and precise application of brushstrokes effortlessly translate complex subjects into inviting scenes brimming with light and emotion.
A selection of original paintings by Gordon Lees are available for puchase.