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!

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Muker Doors Series, John Harrison

For the Up Hill & Down Dale exhibition John Harrison has drawn and watercoloured five studies of characterful Muker doors, all familiar sights to those who stroll around our wonderful Dales village, including the feature image above, Double Red Doors.

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Green Doors, Muker, John Harrison | The Old School Muker

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Blue Door & Drainpipe, Muker, John Harrison | The Old School Muker

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Two Red Doors, Muker, John Harrison | The Old School Muker

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Green Door, Muker, John Harrison | The Old School Muker

Up Hill & Down Dale, John Harrison

PLEASE NOTE: In a change of plan John will now be at the Old School on Sunday 15th July rather than Saturday 9th.

Running between Saturday 30th June & Sunday 29th July the Old School is proud to showcase the wonderful line and watercolour drawings of Yorkshire artist John Harrison  in our Hartlake Gallery.

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John’s work is featured each month in the Dalesman Magazine and last year John took part in Sky TV’s Landscape Artist of the Year.

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The exhibition features over 20 original paintings, many of which depict our very own Muker and the surrounding villages and countryside, will take us Up Hill & Down Dale, with a short detour to Yorkshire’s stunning coastal villages.

John will be at the Old School on on Sunday 15th July to talk about his work and inspiration, don’t miss it!

Up Hill & Down Dale, John Harrison

Between 30th June & 29th July, The Old School is proud to present Up Hill & Down Dale (with a short detour to the coast), a solo exhibition by Drawn in Yorkshire’s John Harrison, as regularly featured in the Dalesman, Yorkshire’s favourite Magazine.

Rupert the Bear, the Eagle, Dandy & Beano, Superman, Batman … For Yorkshire born John Harrison, these, and many more, were early influences. In fact, the very first time John read a Rupert Bear story he just knew he wanted to draw (and be in) those wonderful scenes of an idyllic world. The pen and ink style of all this childhood reading influenced John to a greater extent than he first realised – after trying out most other media John came full circle and for the last few years has worked almost exclusively in a line and wash style. For John it feels the most natural thing in the world and that feeling shines through in his work.

On Saturday 7th July John will be at the Old School to talk about his work, influences and inspiration.

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The exhibition will be upstairs in our new Hartlake Gallery exhibition space.

New Arrivals, John Harrison

John fought through a bad back and yesterday’s “seasonal” weather to deliver four, new, superb line and watercolour paintings of Muker, Gunnerside & Hemsley. We’re really chuffed he made the effort. I guess you have to suffer for your art!

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Title: Muker

Artist: John Harrison

Medium: Original line and watercolour

Dimensions:  ~H45cm x W35cm Framed

Price: £265

 


 

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Title: Gunnerside

Artist: John Harrison

Medium: Original line and watercolour

Dimensions: ~ H64cm x W36cm Framed

Price: £295

 

 

 


 

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Title: Swaledale over Gunnerside

Artist: John Harrison

Medium: Original line and watercolour

Dimensions: ~ H45cm x W35cm Framed

Price: £265

 


 

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Title: Hemsley

Artist: John Harrison

Medium: Original line and watercolour

Dimensions: ~ H43m x W26cm Framed

Price: £225