Exhibition of new work

We’re proud to announce an exhibition of all new work entitled ‘Finished Unfinished’ which will run from 27th April to 12th June at our Ripon gallery; for further information contact the gallery.

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Sheep in Winter

‘January Fields’ mixed media 69cm x 38cm

Rooks Over The Windy Ure

‘Rooks Over The Ure’ mixed media on board 90cm x 61cm

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‘Highland Cattle, Hutton Conyers’, mixed media 65cm x 25cm

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‘Thunder Rolls Over The River Ure’, oil on canvas 100cm x 100cm

Northumberland

Just back from a wonderful few days recharging the batteries in Northumberland where, for once, I did no work whatsoever! That is to say I put nothing down on paper but of course, places like this cannot help but feed into future work so we’ll see what materialises over the next few months.

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Last time I stayed in Craster two paintings came from the visit, both of which are now in private collections but as with many of the paintings, large scale limited edition canvas prints are available.

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Winter Warmer

Keeping the studio warm at this time of year can be pretty time consuming as the main form of heating is a Jotul woodburner which used to heat the greenhouses in the walled garden. This means wood must be sawn, collected and chopped on a regular basis. Here’s Becky Stead heading out for another load on Dumpy McDumpface:

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Winter creates work in other ways too; or at least, inspires it so here’s a new piece inspired by the winter landscape at Norton Conyers:

Sheep in Winter

Untitled, mixed media on board