November welcomes us with chilly evenings, roaring fires and the first taste of the Christmas season. Gordon Lees’ newest painting puts us in a festive mood, its soft colours and warm glow a precursor of the seasonal celebrations to come. From the dainty horse and carriage driving down the hill, to the community of villagers passing in and out of the inn, the painting brims with Gordon’s trademark detail and narrative, making it an exquisite representation of his fine work.
‘Snowy Hamlet, The Cotswolds’ is just one of many new paintings that will feature in the annual Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees exhibition that after much anticipation, finally opens later this month. The exhibition opens Friday, the 18th of November and runs until Sunday, the 11th of December; but for those eager to catch the first glimpse, the gallery will be open for a preview on Thursday, the 17th of November until 8:00pm. Preview catalogues will also be available during opening week, so do let us know if you would like to receive an exclusive copy. For those unable to view the exhibition in person, it will also be available to view online.
This month also sees the arrival of work by Edward Hersey, Gordon Lees, Daniel Van der Putten, Sean Durkin, Raymond Campbell, Michael Simpson, Terry Evans, Les Spence and Alan Smith. New work by Michael James Smith will also be arriving shortly. Do take a look at our Recently Acquired page to view the gallery’s newest additions, and perhaps even get a few ideas for Christmas as well.
We wish you the best, and look forward to seeing you soon.
The Directors of York Fine Arts
Inspired by the finest Dutch landscape painters of the Dutch Romantic period, Daniel Van der Putten's paintings have a light and intensity that very few artists can achieve. An artist of International reputation. His work has consistently proved to be a constant source of enjoyment for private collectors all over the world, and has been shown in London, Scotland, The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and one-man exhibitions throughout England, Canada, Taiwan and the USA.
Seven original paintings by Daniel Van der Putten 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.
Renowned for his style and attention to the detail of the British countryside, Edward Hersey has forged a strong loyal international following. His application of mood and lighting has made him one of the most highly sought after traditional painters of his generation.
A selection of original paintings by Edward Hersey are available for purchase.
Les has exhibited with both The Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Royal Society of British Artists, and has painted commissions for The Royal Norwegian Navy, The Royal Marines, The Readers Digest and Westward Television.
Four original paintings by Les Spence are available for purchase.