The Old School Muker is very proud to present a solo show by Yorkshire Artist Sue Nichol, running from Friday 30th August until 30th September.Continue reading “Fell, Stone & Sky, Sue Nichol”
We awoke this morning to find four stunning hares in our garden at the Old School Muker, care of local sculptor and artist Stef Ottevanger.Continue reading “New arrivals from Stef Ottevanger”
The exhibition catalogues for Sue Nichol’s solo exhibition, Fell, Stone & Sky, have just arrived at The Old School Muker. The catalogue previews each painting in the exhibition and provides details and prices of the work.Continue reading “Sue Nichol, Fell, Stone & Sky Exhibition Catalogue”
At the Old School Muker we have lots of “wow” moments as we open up boxes and unwrap pictures, but when Yorkshire based artist Sarah Du Feu delivered her screen prints it was a double WOW! Stunningly conceived and executed, and set in beautifully made bespoke solid-oak frames, these prints are true centrepieces to any home or office space. I couldn’t resist photographing them before they were hung on the wall!Continue reading “Featured Artist, Sarah Du Feu”
Since the last of Sheryl Roberts’s dramatic, atmospheric oil paintings sold a few weeks ago now, we’ve had a rather large gap on our walls … but that gaps now filled with wonderful scenes of Yorkshire Dale fells under moody, magnificent skies.Continue reading “Yorkshire Fells under Dramatic Skies, Sheryl Roberts”
Ingleton artist Peter Bolton has been showing his work at The Old School Muker for more years than we can remember, and it’s wonderful to once again have his work in the gallery, and especially of scenes set close to our village of Muker.Continue reading “Peter Bolton”
We’re delighted that John stopped by with three original paintings of the Muker wild flower meadows in full bloom, in John’s distinctive pen and watercolour style.Continue reading “Muker Meadows by John Harrison”
The Old School Muker is pleased to be showcasing the botanical and floral ceramics of Lisa Katzenstein. Each piece is hand painted in tin-glazed earthenware. Each piece is as unique as the plants they depict.
Every year the Beamish Reliability winds its way through Muker, before the test of Buttertubs, then make a return to the village a few hours later via Oxnop. This year I waited in the drizzle and was rewarded by the sight and sound of some wonderful classic cars and motorcycles, with the dramatic backdrop of Upper Swaledale. As ever I had the camera and so some photos follow. Click through the galleries for bigger pictures.Continue reading “The Beamish Reliability Trial 2019”
During the month of June The Old School Muker is featuring the fabulous work of Horton in Ribblesdale artist and print maker Hester Cox.Continue reading “Featured Artist, Hester Cox”
In time for the flowering of Muker’s wild flower meadows, Jenny dropped off new watercolours this week.Continue reading “Summer in Swaledale, New watercolours by Jenny Ulyatt”
If one artist’s work represents the landscape of Upper Swaledale at its moody best, it’s the oil on cork paintings of James Wheeler.Continue reading “James Wheeler Originals”
Our feature wall for May is full of the serene, Japanese influenced wood cuts and lino cuts of Laura Boswell.
I started out with a plan to hang a minimalist set, but couldn’t resist the temptation to hang them all … Some close up’s follow …
Laura’s work will be available throughout May, and if you love print making it’s definitely worth the journey to see them. If you’d like to know more please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have 4 new visitors to The Old School, a Shepherd, a miner and two guys on a settle watching the match, with a well deserved pint, after the day’s work is done, all imbued with that care and life that only Alistair can.
We don’t put all the work we have on our website, so if you’re interested in Alistair’s work why not pay a visit to the gallery in stunning Upper Swaledale, or don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 01748 886155.
From Monday 6th May The Old School Muker is proud to be showcasing the work of master print maker Laura Boswell.
Laura’s work, with its Japanese aesthetic, will be in the gallery during May, and is not to be missed.
Laura works exclusively in linocut and authentic Japanese water-based woodblock. She was elected to the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers in 2018. Laura has a joint degree in art history and visual art and trained in Japan with traditional carving and print artisans. Her prints can be found in collections in the UK and Japan, including the House of Lords, The Library of Wales, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and the Bucks County Museum. Laura’s book, Making Japanese Woodblock Prints, will be published in 2019.
My work focuses on landscape in the UK and in Japan where I studied traditional Japanese watercolour woodblock printing. My interest lies in pattern and form within landscape and its light, weather and seasonality. I hope to leave the viewer with a feeling of the familiar or remembered rather than a specific geography. My approach is to begin with observational drawings and then adapt their various elements to fit my own construct. My current work exploits meticulous cutting of the block to create a feel of fluid and spontaneous line, white space and a painterly approach to inking the block. This often results in editions where cut marks are identical, yet every print is subtly unique.
We don’t show all the work we have on our website, so if you’re interested in Laura’s work why not visit the gallery during May. If you can’t find an excuse to come (if one is needed), but want to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01748 886155.
The Old School Muker welcomes the work of Lisa Katzenstein to the gallery. Lisa’s wonderful, hand-painted vases add a splash of colour, just in time for Spring.
We don’t show all the work we have in the gallery on the website, so why not find an excuse to make a trip to Muker to see it first hand, surrounded by the stunning landscape of Upper Swaledale. If you can’t find an excuse, but would like to find out more about Lisa’s work, please contact us at email@example.com.
We’ve just had a new delivery of work by talented sculptor and painter Stef Ottevenger, including two wonderful, original, ceramic hares, and a big old cold cast bronze shire horse.
The new pieces add to and complement the ceramics, bronzes and watercolours of Stef’s, that we currently have in the gallery. If you’d like to know more about Stef’s work please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ever since I took the photograph of Ivelet Bridge, back on a wonderful early summer’s morning in June, I’ve thought how good it would be to have it painted in oil, and a week or so ago I finally collected the work from Artist John Wood.
The painting still needs its final coat of varnish and then will be on show in our gallery in Muker, just 2 miles up the road from the bridge itself.
For any information about the work please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or on 01748 886155.
On Sunday 14th April Shona Branigan was at Muker Village Hall to run her wood printing workshop.
There was much burning, brushing, inking and printing of the wood … and then came the grand reveal …
The results were fantastic, with so many patterns and textures with each wood slice telling its own story.
Shona is back at The Old School Muker on the Sunday 21st April to talk about her own prints and to demonstrate her wood printing technique.
If you want to know more about Shona and the prints we have at The Old School Muker, or are interested in future workshops, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The frames arrived yesterday for our collection of prints by Grassington artist Jacquie Denby. Framed in white, black or graphite – it doesn’t really matter – they just look stunning.
Jacquie is a wonderful artist with a unique vision and distinct style; a true original whose work deserves national if not international acclaim …
… And if art is about how a work makes you feel, as much as what your eyes see, it’s of the highest order.
For now we’re only one of two galleries in the UK showing Jacquie’s prints (alongside her originals) with 11 different landscapes to choose from. For more details please contact us at email@example.com.