Ivelet Bridge, John Wood

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 ask@theoldschoolmuker.co.uk or on 01748 886155.

Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Tide Receding

The tide is receding at the The Yorkshire Coast & Sea Exhibition as it enters its final two weeks, and we’ve put up new work to take us through to the end of the exhibition including: Whitby Snowstorm by Paul Berriff (above), Filey Beach by John Harrison, Staithes Harbour by John Wood, and Scarborough Spa and Whitby Pier by Richard and Janet Burdon.

Staithes Harbour | John Wood

Filey Beach | John Sibson

Whitby Pier and Scarborough Promenade |Richard & Janet Burdon


Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, John Harrison

Our final (final) post profiling artists in the Yorkshire Coast & Sea exhibition focusses on Drawn in Yorkshire’s John Harrison, whose style will be familiar to all those who visit our small (but perfectly formed) gallery in upper Swaledale and to the tens of thousands of readers of the Dalesman Magazine that John features in each month.

Down the Hill into the Village | John Harrison

John’s line and wash style perfectly complements the houses and cottages that huddle together for protection in the villages dotting our stunning coastline, and a superbly  judged balance of colour and simple line drawing (as exemplified by the featured image, Shadow on Church Street) allows the viewers imagination to fill in the gaps and complete the picture.

The Red Rooftops of Robin Hoods Bay | John Harrison

At the Old School Muker we’re very pleased to showcase John’s paintings in our main gallery and in the Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea exhibition, and extremely proud to be hosting a solo exhibition of John’s work in July 2018.




Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea – John Wood

John Woods oil paintings have been a fixture at the Old School for many years, with another of his original works, Swaledale Valley,  just having found its way across the Atlantic to a home in USA.

Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea has provided a chance to showcase John’s coastal work with Whitby (featured image) and Runswick Bay (below) just two examples of his superbly executed oils, that provide yet another unique take on our wonderful coastline.

JW - Runswick Bay
Runswick Bay | John Wood