Browse our chosen artists below and click through to see more examples of their work
PETER M HICKS
Peter was born in 1937 in Osgodby in East Yorkshire, but has lived and worked most of his life on the North Yorkshire Moors near the coast. He has always been inspired by the drama and immensity of the British Landscape especially his beloved moors. Peter has developed into one of Northern England’s leading landscape artist.
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John grew up in the North of England, he started his career in the mining and minerals industry which took him all over the world. During this time he took up watercolour painting and soon made quite a name for himself with his distinctive style.
He became the Chairman of the Yorkshire Watercolour society which led him to exhibiting pictures all over the country including The Houses of Parliament, Westminster and in Open Exhibitions of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Following Summer School at the Slade in London, John now paints extensively in watercolour, acrylics and oils. His main subject matter has been the hills and Dales of Northern England and the historic market towns and cities in the area. His offshore sailing experiences and love of shipyards come through in his coastal pictures.
Janet trained in Reigate College of Art where he gained the Diploma in Textile Design.
She then worked for Heal Fabrics in London and later spent six years working as an Art Editor at an Oxford publishers.
Her work is very much influenced by the work of Samuel Palmer, a 19th Century English painter. Her recent work is abstract using mixed media and special techniques incorporating silver and gold leaf silk paper and crystal beads. Her style has a timeless quality and the colours complement and harmonize with any setting.
Her exhibitions include the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition where she was selected by the Financial Times as one of the most promising newcomers. The Royal Society of Miniatures Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. She has exhibited in France and her work is sold extensively in USA.
Janet paints full time from studio in Kent UK.
Andrew was born in Guisborough in 1961. Once he left school he completed an apprenticeship in Joinery and later completed a Diploma in Graphics and illustration. When working as an Archeological illustrator Andrew met his wife and in 1991 they moved up to the Highlands of Scotland where he found so much inspiration in the dramatic and unspoilt beauty of the Cairngorms. A decade later they moved back to North Yorkshire.
Andrews work is exhibited amongst the world’s top wildlife artists. He has been made an Associate member of the prestigious Royal Society of Minature Artists, Sculpters and Gravers. He has been commissioned by many top companies including Bacardi, Penguin Books, Harper Collins Land Rover and Barclays Bank. Most recently he was very proud to work with Taylors of Harrogate producing a range of paintings for their Yorkshire Tea.
We are thrilled to have many originals and a wide selection of Limited Edition prints by Andrew in the Gallery.
Allan is a full time artist living in the beautiful Border County of Herefordshire and Powys. He was born in 1952, he studied at Swansea and Coventry Arts colleges and graduated with a BA in Fine Art. He then embarked on a career as an illustrator in Publishing.
Allan’s very distinctive style is realist landscape painting and encompasses a more “colourist” approach to his work. The basis of his inspiration remains largely on his love of light, colour and atmosphere in landscape. The style and detail in his paintings are gaining him recognition quickly and his work is now becoming much sought after throughout Europe.
Kezy captures the dramatic beauty and changing moods of the North Yorkshire landscape through her mixed media paintings. Kezy has a fascination with how man lives and evolves within the land, she is intrigued by how buildings and architecture sit within our landscape. From the Moors to the clusters of houses which nestle into the coastline cliffs, she interprets these in her own quirky way.
Kezy also draws open fantasy worlds and the cogs and chains of the Steam Punk Movement.
Kezy lives and works near Pickering, and we love exhibiting her very popular originals and a wide range of her Limited edition prints.
Michael lives and works in Sheffield. He paints mainly in acrylic on canvas. He is inspired by the beautiful and ever changing landscapes of the Peak District – right on his doorstep!
Michael’s aim is to capture the essence of distant view, capturing the way light interacts with nature and landscape. The simplicity of nature is a constant source of inspiration for his paintings, capturing the shifting light, tumbling clouds, crumbling rocks on rolling hills and a crashing waves.
Michael likes to work from memory, as it gives him more freedom and expression and the ability to work using bold open brush strokes alongside palette knife mark making achieving rich textured paintings and creating plenty of energy and emotion.
Sean was born in Middlesbrough, his work is full of irony and narrative, his work being simultaneously playful and powerful. His path to becoming an artist is quite a tale further adding to the impact of his work.
In 1972 Sean’s Father John stole and held ransom a Lowry Painting of Middlebrough Town Hall and St Hilda’s Church from the local art gallery. In exchange for the safe return of the picture he demanded the Lord Mayor raffle his underpants for charity and the gallery to be open on a Sunday for the “working man to get some culture” and finally for the gallery to be installed with a better alarm system! As a boy of 8 years Sean still remembers coming downstairs to find the stolen painting on his mantelpiece. He was fascinated by the atmosphere of the painting and the matchstick people as they scurried along. He did not realise what a profound effect this would have on him and inspire him to become an artist himself.
Sean’s atmospheric work pays tribute to the memory of the stolen painting. He enjoys creating rough and textured surfaces to create the grittiness and mood of his paintings. His paintings are full of narrative prompting the viewer to wonder about the lives of the matchstick people. Look out for the characters of the Policeman and Burglar they are always there to remind Sean of his Father’s sensational stunt!
Ruby Keller is the pseudonym for the highly regarded artist Peter Worswick.
Ruby has always challenged himself to explore different styles and techniques, believing in constant experimentation regularly changing his subject matter to set himself new challenges.
The artist Peter Worswick is regarded as one of the most collectible artists in the UK. He has exhibited throughout the UK including Kensington Palace in London.
Roz was born in Zimbabwe in 1962. She lived worked and exhibited all over Southern Africa. Through tourism and American market for her work evolved. As her style evolved she developed a strong international following. In 2002 the political climate in Zimbabwe necessitated Roz to move to the UK.
Rozanne has developed in her work style and a technique which makes each and every painting totally unique.
Wendy Salt is our local and very talented potter who lives in Pickering. We are thrilled to sell her ceramics. All her work is made to a very high standard and the hand thrown stoneware is not only lovely to look at but also very useful.
Veronica’s hairy looking animal ceramics are well known countrywide. They are unique with a hand hewn with a lovely individual quality which makes every sculpture very special and very collectable.
We stock a wide range of Frith Sculptures. These are beautiful Cold Cast sculptures made in the UK. We have a stunning collection from sculptures Paul Jenkins, Veronica Ballan, Thomas Meadows and Harriet Dunn. Each has an individual style which are highly collectable. Our ever changing range includes many hares, dogs, cats, wildlife and farm animals. Each sculpture is beautifully hand finished to a fine finish, they have weight and quality and are made from a combination of bronze powder and resin blend.
RJB Photographic is a husband and wife team comprising of Richard and Janet Burdon. Based in Pickering in the heart of Ryedale on the edge of the glorious North York Moors National Park. They are drawn to wild and remote places like the moors and the rugged Yorkshire coastline.
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John moved to Pickering in 2003, after retiring from a career in publishing. John took up photography as a child, following in his father's footsteps. Much of his work is inspired by nature and landscape.
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Peter Brook, the Pennine landscape painter, was born in the winter of 1927. He taught art at Sowerby Grammar school before becoming a full time artist in his 40's. Peter has painted many areas of the British Isles including Scotland, Cornwall and the Potteries but his first love is the Yorkshire Pennines; often in winter. His paintings depict a vanishing world; a world of farmhouses on the moors, of mills, of people who inhabit the area etc and include an element of humour, which is so much part of Peter's character. There are a number of books on Peter's work including 'Peter Brook--The Pennine Landscape Painter'. Sadly, Peter died in 2009.