As the leaves slowly fade from green to gold, October falls upon us, bringing with it a fantastic selection of fine art. Raymond Campbell’s newest painting, ‘A Choice Collection’, leaves us longing for cosy evenings by the fire. Its warm woods and dark tones create an intimate setting, while its robust reds, creamy veined cheeses and leather-bound pages make a promise of indulgences to come.
The start of October also marks the final quarter of the year, and for many, the three-month countdown to Christmas. Commissioned paintings are a lasting, memorable gift and can be arranged for most of the gallery’s artists, including Edward Hersey, Gordon Lees and Raymond Campbell to name just a few. Be it a meaningful landscape or a collection of your favourite wines or whiskies, commissioned paintings can be tailored to suit your individual requirements. We are happy to discuss the commission process and provide a no-obligation quote upon request; but make sure to start the process early to ensure the painting is finished in time for Christmas.
This month the gallery also received work by Edward Hersey, Michael James Smith, Sean Durkin, Jacqueline Gaylard, Alan Stuttle, Michael Simpson and Steve Thoms. To view these and many other new additions to arrive throughout the month ahead, please periodicaly visit our Recently Acquired page.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Directors of York Fine Arts.
Michael’s work is truthful, painted with astounding precision and clarity. While many modern landscape artists can sometimes over-romanticise or exaggerate, Smith’s applied restraint allows the country’s natural beauty to speak for itself. Looking closely, each leaf and ripple is painted with an intense observation, an accuracy rarely seen in modern landscape paintings. With such a unique style that appeals to a wide variety of collectors, demand for Michael’s work is
Five original paintings by Michael James Smith are available for purchase.
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.
Three original paintings by Jacqueline Gaylard are available for purchase.
Michael's style is contemporary, but grounded in his application of traditional methods. In 2011 he gained acceptance into the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and throughout his career he has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Royal Society of British Artists, New English Art Club and the Howard De Walden Exhibition in London. His work was also recently select
Ten original paintings by Michael John Ashcroft are available for purchase.
Full of irony and narrative, Sean Durkin’s work is simultaneously playful and powerful. Now an acclaimed artist with a loyal following, Sean’s path to becoming an artist is quite the tale, further adding to the impact of his work.
Eight original paintings by Sean Durkin are available for purchase.