COVID 19 Notice

Due to current situation with the spread of COVID 19 and the move to Tier 3 we have taken the decision to close The Old School Muker for the winter.

We very much look forward to seeing all our customers and friends in the spring.

Clearing Skies, Muker – Jill Ray

The Old School Muker is proud to present Clearing Skies, Muker, a thoroughly modern take on a timeless view of our wonderful village, by Jill Ray, one of our most popular artists.

Over the years many artists have painted this iconic view of Muker from above Occupation Lane looking down over the bridge and into the village, with Kisdon as the backdrop. Jill’s version is created digitally, layering shape upon shape to create different hues and shades, all coming together to form the image.

Clearing Skies, Muker is exclusive to our gallery, so if you’re interested in owning your own copy please contact us at

Sue Nichol, New Arrivals

Sue Nichol has been one of our most popular artists over the last few years, so it’s always a pleasure when we receive a fresh batch of original oils from Sue, and I’m sure fans of Sue’s will be just as smitten as we are.

If you’re interested in Sue’s work please don’t hesitate to call us on 01748 886155 or email at

The Old School Welcomes, Anna Tosney

The Old School Muker is proud to welcome the fabulous work of Yorkshire Dales print maker Anna Tosney.

Anna’s distinctive style is instantly recognisable and her work is both simple and beautifully observed.

We’ve more of Anna’s work at The Old School Muker, so if you’re interested in finding out more what better excuse to visit the gallery in Upper Swaledale. If for any reason you can’t make it please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01748 886155 or

Autumn Arrivals, Alistair Brookes

Miners, farmers, tups, ewes, lambs and cockerels, and even Hannah Hauxwell, have arrived at our gallery in Muker, all lovingly created by the hand of Alistair Brookes in his trademark style … and watching them arrive were two guys having a pint, and four men sitting high up on a girder.

If you’re interested in Alistair’s work why not come and visit us in Upper Swaledale to see it first hand? … and if you can’t make it please don’t hesitate to contact us at the gallery.

The Woodcuts & Linocuts of Laura Boswell

The Old School Muker is extremely happy to be able to show the fabulous woodcuts and linocuts of printmaker Laura Boswell.

Water Meadow Morning | Laura Boswell

These Japanese inspired landscapes offer a unique view of the British and Yorkshire countryside; a different perspective, seen and interpreted by Laura on her travels around the country. We absolutely love their subtlety, composition, simplicity and sense of calm and tranquility, and their originally adds to and complements the work we have on show at the gallery.

Continue reading “The Woodcuts & Linocuts of Laura Boswell”

Addlebrough from Whitfield Scar, Piers Browne

New work by celebrated Wensleydale artist PiersBrowne at The Old School Muker. Addlebrough from Whitfield Scar. Wonderfully framed in gold to match the rich colours of the etching.

We have a lovely range of selected etchings and oils by Piers at our gallery in Swaledale. If you’re interest in finding out more why not visit us at the gallery, or contact us at or 01748 886155.

Piers Browne, Swaledale Preview

Though we’ve had to postpone our Piers Browne exhibition until 2021, we’re delighted to be able to preview a small collection of new and classic Piers Browne oil paintings that will be part of the show.

As Piers’s usual focus is Wensleydale the new oils of Swaledale are unique, and a must for lovers of Piers’s work and of our wonderful dale, so if you’re interested in discovering more about the work and the exhibition please feel free to contact us at the gallery.

The Gallery Slideshow

The Old School Muker presents four and a half minutes of work from our fabulous artists, whose work represents the stunning landscapes that surround our gallery in wonderful Upper Swaledale.

The slideshow represents just a small selection of the work showcased in our gallery. For more information or to see more work by an artist please contact us at

Paul Talbot-Greaves in Swaledale

We have great pleasure welcoming the wonderful watercolours of Yorkshire artist Paul Talbot-Greaves into The Old School Muker gallery. Please watch the slideshow (expand for full screen) and scroll down to see more details of the work.

Paul has painted a series of watercolours inspired by Upper-Swaledale, from East Stonesdale to Thwaite, from Smithy Holme to Muker, the work perfectly captures the mood and feel of the stunning landscape that surrounds our gallery in Muker.

These original watercolours are exclusive to The Old School Muker and when it’s safe to re-open our doors you’ll be able to view Paul’s work in our gallery. In the meantime if you’re interested in owning one of Paul’s superb paintings as a memento of our beautiful dale, please contact us on 01748 886155 or email to find out more.

In Pauls words:

“My work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape, either in the context of wild places or in the nature of the Pennine hills, where I live. I draw my inspiration from historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling. My main inspiration is light and the effects created by the contrasts of shadows.”

Old School Vouchers

Just the ticket if you need a gift for someone who loves art, crafts & Swaledale when you can’t make it up the dale, but still want to support small businesses.

Just call us – 01748 886155 – and we can pop it in the postbox

Richard & Polly