Adrian Wood, Artist Blacksmith, Exhibition Sketches

Back in 2017 we were pleased to discover the work of Adrian Wood and introduce it into the gallery … and visiting Adrian’s forge we got to see some of his larger sculptural work, altogether on a different scale. Wind on to 2018 and this summer we’re looking forward to hosting some of Adrian’s larger…

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The Old School Welcomes Rebecca Vincent

The Old School Muker is pleased to welcome the work of printmaker Rebecca Vincent into the Gallery. In our quest to add printmakers to our portfolio we’ve visited many exhibitions and events, and Rebecca’s work has really stood out. We love its vibrancy, patterns and textures, and the work adds colour and originality to our…

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Just Visiting Just Left, Sandra Parker

Sandra Parker’s wonderful Just Visiting (above) just left the Old School. We’re currently showcasing a selection of Sandra’s work at the Old School including three superb originals, one of which is the superb Swaledale study, Yan, below … … and we plan to get our hands on some more of Sandra’s work very soon. Watch…

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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…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, Kate Lycett

The Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea exhibition starts on Saturday and today we profile our final two artists beginning with Hebdon Bridge’s Kate Lycett. Kate’s limited edition prints, hand embellished with gold leaf and thread, literately shine out from our walls, sparkling in the changing light, and kate’s passion for textile design is embedded into each…

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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…

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The Old School Welcomes Giles Davies

The Old School is delighted to showcase the work of Giles Davies, a new and welcome discovery for our little gallery in Swaledale.   Through the medium of collage Gile’s creates images reminiscent of the fells and mountains that surround us, carefully matching the colours, textures and shapes of the scene with cuttings from colour magazines. Look…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea, John Sibson

Every so often, in our gallery, I find someone staring intently at a John Sibson watercolour; an eyes fixed full concentration do not disturb sort of stare. When I eventually break their focus they invariably explain that they’re working on a watercolour of their own, but are not sure how to do trees, or drystone…

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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…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Giles Davies

We came across Giles’s collage work just a couple of weeks ago. What a find! … And included in his portfolio of mountains, hills and coastlines was this superb image of Whitby with its wonderful colours and reflections. Whitby, September Sun | Giles Davies Though we’d already printed all the signs, posters and leaflets for Yorkshire…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea, Jill Ray

Jill’s stand was the first we encountered as we walked through the entrance to our very first Harrogate trade show as new gallery owners, almost 1 year ago today. What an introduction; I was gobsmacked! Jill’s work was just what was needed as we strived to bring different styles and a modern look to our…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea – Piers Browne

For 2018 the Old School Galley now showcases the work of Piers Browne and we’re delighted that Piers’s work will also feature in our Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea Exhibition.  November Sunset at Sandsend, With Redshanks (featured image) is a wonderful example of Pier’s seascape oil paintings of the Yorkshire Coast, the ripples of the sand…

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Peter Brook at the Old School

We recently discovered this rare artist proof Peter Brook lithograph in an antique shop. June, Canal, was part of the 12 Months of the Year series commissioned by Agnews in 1976 and printed in 1978 in editions of 150. This artist proof is one of only 20 produced. In recognition of the importance of the…

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Yorkshire Coast & Sea – Sue Nichol

The first time I met Sue, collecting paintings for the Old School Gallery from her studio, I fell hook, line and sinker for a painting hung high on her wall; The Great Wave (feature image above), inspired by Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa, but absolutely a Sue Nichol, full of energy, power and life. Painted in…

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The Drawings of Nolan Stacey

New for 2018, The Old School is very pleased to welcome the pencil and charcoal drawings of Nolan Stacey, superbly illustrating the wildlife that lives beside us in the Yorkshire Dales. When we visited Nolan’s gallery back in November, so many drawings caught our eye, but it was the charcoal drawings of Ravens (a favourite…

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Alistair Brookes Raku Sculptures

For 2018 The Old School is extremely chuffed to welcome the work of Alistair Brookes into our deminutive gallery in upper Swaledale. Each piece is hand made, so individual and original. Each is a stunning work of art. Alistair’s passion for both his craft and his subjects, and the care he puts into each sculpture, become…

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The Old School welcomes Piers Browne

The Old School is delighted and thrilled to showcase the work of celebrated painter, printmaker, author and composer, Piers Browne, who lives and works just “over the top” from our gallery, in a farmhouse commanding the most beautiful views of his beloved Wensleydale. Piers’s work will feature in our main gallery and in our Yorkshire’s…

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Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea – Clare Caulfield

Artist and printmaker Clare Caulfield has travelled to, and been inspired by,  many of the world’s greatest cities: Paris, Venice, New York, Rome, Prague, Istanbul & Sydney, to name just a few, but for the first time, as part of the Yorkshire’s Coast & Sea Exhibition, Clare’s work will be showcased in perhaps the prettiest…

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Bright Woods Spring & Autumn

New for 2018, Light of Spring & Light of Autumn, from Jill Ray’s Bright Woods collection. Wonderful digital art that captures the atmosphere of the woods in a way I’ve singularly failed to do as a photographer. You’ll find them hanging in our revamped cafe / gallery, alongside Jill’s On The Moor series, and will find…

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