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 ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk 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.”

COVID-19 Statement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for everyone to keep safe we are now closed. Over the coming weeks we will continue to showcase the work of our wonderful independent artists and makers on our website and across Twitter and Facebook. If you’re interested in any of the work don’t hesitate to contact us for more details and to reserve for when we’re able to welcome visitors back to Swaledale. Please remember that 99% of the work we sell is hand-made and unique, not available on large online retailers sites, and created by talented self-employed artists and makers who more than ever need your support. We will re-open just as soon as we’re advised by the government that it’s safe and wise to do so. Until then please accept our very best wishes, stay safe, and please continue to support us, but only from a distance!


Richard & Polly

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

New Line & Watercolour by John Harrison

It was lovely to see John and Gaynor yesterday, and even better that John left behind five new superb paintings in his trademark line and watercolour style, each depicting scenes of Upper Swaledale within walking distance of our gallery in Muker … and one of Grassington for lovers of Wharfedale!

Continue reading “New Line & Watercolour by John Harrison”

The Old School Welcomes; Paul Talbot-Greaves

The Old School Muker is thrilled to welcome the paintings of Paul Talbot-Greaves. Paul is an exceptional artist and over the last few months he’s produced a wonderful series of watercolours depicting the iconic Swaledale countryside that surrounds our gallery in Muker.

Paul Talbot-Greaves | The Old School Muker
Paul Talbot-Greaves | The Old School Muker
Paul Talbot-Greaves | The Old School Muker

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.”

We’re looking forward to showing Paul’s paintings later in March – we’ll let you know when as soon as they’re hung on the wall – and will publish more of his work on our website over the comings days.

If you’re interested in discovering more about Paul’s work, what better excuse is there for a trip up the dale to visit the gallery and say hello. If for any reason you can’t make it, but would still like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact page.

Richard & Polly