Andrea Hunter Original Felt Artwork

It’s wonderful to be able to showcase three original felt artworks by Andrea Hunter, capturing the moods, contrasts and atmosphere, of the landscape in which Andrea grew up, that surround her studio in Hardraw, Wenselydale, and whose wild places continue to be a rich source of inspiration. Given the nature of felt work the pictures below…

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Whitby Breakwaters, Kate Lycett

The Old School is pleased to welcome the work of Hebden Bridge artist Kate Lycett into the gallery with this wonderful framed print of Whitby, embellished in gold leaf and embroidery, stretching our portfolio right across North Yorkshire to Yorkshire’s coastline. Title: Whitby Breakwaters Medium: Framed Embellished Limited Edition Print of 150. Size: W80 x…

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Everest Base Camp Anniversary

It’s a year to the day since a small group of wanderers reached Everest Base Camp in Nepal. I was lucky enough to be among that group. It simply wouldn’t be right to let the anniversary pass without posting a couple (or more) photos of the trek, so some that didn’t make the initial cut…

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Avril Cairncross Raku Pottery

Introducing Avril Cairncross’s Raku Pots with Spouts and Pots with Pendants to the Old School Gallery. Avril’s passion for Raku ware, and for the process through which the patterns are formed, are embedded in her work. In Avril’s own words: “The pots are thrown with a porcelain body, modified to withstand the thermal shock of…

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Sigma SD Quatto H – First Shots

I’ve only had literally 20 minutes shooting with the Sigma SD Quattro H (paired with a Sigma 18-35mm DC) but couldn’t resist pushing out these shots. I was blown away when I first processed images from a Sigma Merrill … and I pretty much have the same feeling processing these. Can’t wait to get out…

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Conversations at the Old School – Sigma Foveon Cameras

A wonderful thing about working in the Old School Gallery is the many conversations we have with the folks who visit; whether it’s the American lady who suddenly recited three Robert Frost poems, or the ex RAF Nimrod pilot who told me tales of flying over the North Atlantic, or the Chinese film maker recently…

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Discovering History At Muker – Wain Wath Force

My short journey to reach the Cart Ford above the Foss, where you cross the Rushing River, began by The Small Cultivated Field. I passed through The Clearing, then on up the Dale, gaining height as I climbed through Grazing Land. If I’d been visiting my friend Waendel at his Woodland Clearing I’d have taken the…

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The High Seas of Muker, with the Sigma DP0 Quattro

Landlocked though we are, when the wind blows, the wild flower meadows become our sea.

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Discovering Muker – Wild Flower Meadows

The Muker wild flower meadows are beginning to come into their own in early June, which for me means a desperate search for interesting angles and compositions.  The image below is my favourite hand held “sketch” so far and I’ll head out early tomorrow with a tripod and (hopefully) interesting light. The meadows are an inspiration for artists and…

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