artists

Jo Brown

Born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, and studied in Yorkshire, first at Bretton Hall College and later, after raising three children and teaching for some years, at Sheffield Hallam University. I gained BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1995. In the same year I was selected to be an artist in residence at Dean Clough, Halifax,… View Artist

Freya Horsley

Led by her responses to landscape, light and weather and also by the process of painting itself, Freya’s paintings refer to both the permanent elemental nature of land and an ephemeral sense of fluidity and change. In her drawings and paintings she captures the intangibility of the changes which rain, mist, sunlight, cloud, snow bring… View Artist

Patrick Smith

Born and raised in York, Patrick initially studied at Leeds Metropolitan University before gaining a scholarship to train at Utrecht School of the Arts, acquiring specialist knowledge in all aspects of printmaking and painting. During the past 10 years, Patrick has become established both as an educationalist working at several colleges and as a practicing… View Artist

Phil Reynolds

Phil Reynolds graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in Fine Art in 1997. He completed his degree at the age of 33 and had previously worked in removals and as a self employed bookmaker.   ‘Artworks represent a kind of unfettered engagement with an audience that stands aside from hierarchy or ego’ His work straddles the… View Artist

Amrik Varkalis

Born in the Punjabi region, Amrik Varkalis paints in the visual aesthetic tradition of British painting. She observes and records English culture, especially the English landscape in which she lives. She is concerned with brush marks and positioning of colour in abstract landscapes, shapes in her figurative and abstract to work, creating minimalist compositions. Her… View Artist

Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes has been exhibiting since the 1980s across the UK and worldwide, producing work for individual collectors and large-scale public settings. He is currently working on new landscapes and cityscapes. Ever interested in the use of colour and space, the surface of the image along with the illusion of what lies behind it, Richard’s… View Artist

Dave Pearson

Dave Pearson (1937 – 2008) was an artist who created an extraordinarily varied and rich body of artwork – mainly paintings, drawings and prints. The writer and critic Edward Lucie-Smith commented on Pearson’s ability to ‘join the personal to the universal’. His phenomenal commitment to his work meant that he has left in excess of 15,000 pieces… View Artist

Andy Fulalove

In his latest sequence of paintings, Andy Fullalove reaches new heights of colour bejewelled canvases. In paintings which are luxuriant yet concise, he has enriched his luminous vocabulary and enhanced his control over all things splendid, sumptuous and radiant. Always collectable, his work can now move from solo shows in London, Edinburgh, New York and… View Artist

Horace Panter

Born in Croydon in 1953, Horace graduated with a degree in Fine Art from Coventry’s ‘Lanchester Polytechnic’ in 1975. It was there that he meet Jerry Dammers and together they formed ‘The Specials’. Much of Horace’s figurative work is based on traditional forms of iconography and Pop art. The According to McGee collection features mainly… View Artist

Jacob de Graaf

Jacob de Graaf graduated in 2001 from the School of Fine Arts in Kampen, the Netherlands, specialising in painting. After that, he ran a small art gallery in his hometown of Sloten, in the northern province of Friesland. Widely diverse, his work refuses to be limited to a single style or format. His works range… View Artist

Dollarsandart

‘In Dubai, as in everywhere, money talks. But what money says doesn’t always have to be shallow. The way I skewer the dollar motif in my art celebrates that donating to charity is not an option, it’s an obligation. With proceeds from all sales going back in to charity New Visuality, the adage is flipped… View Artist

David Baumforth

David Baumforth was born in York in 1942 and paints the places he loves: the North Sea, its coastline and hinterland. He has exhibited in a number of group and solo shows, ranging from the Mercer Art Gallery in Harrogate to the Royal Watercolour Society Summer Open in London and the Hunting Prizes Show at… View Artist

David Swales

David Swales graduated from the University of Northumbria in 1997 with a degree in Fine Art Painting. Since then he has worked as an artist and educator and is the current Head of Art at Bootham School. David’s work encompasses a diverse array of forms including painting, collage and performance.  

Samantha Snowden

With instinctive and uncontrolled brush strokes, building on flatter plains of colour, the art of Samantha Snowden is well regarded by collectors of contemporary painters, with healthy sales reflecting her growing reputation.   Exhibitions 2015 Group exhibition York According to McGee Gallery 2013 Group exhibition and Portraiture Demonstration The Blake Gallery York 2012 Group exhibition The Blake… View Artist

Douglas Binder

Douglas was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1941. He studied commercial design at The Bradford College of Art from 1957 to 1961. During this period he took a studio in the centre of Bradford, painting in the evenings and at weekends. This led to gaining a place at The Royal College of Art between… View Artist

Elaine Thomas

The woman responsible for creating the second largest art and design college in Europe continues to paint her series of instantly recognisable figures. Inspired by the Romanesque and the Mediaeval, wherever they are found, as well as Greek, Roman and Indian Art, her figures take on postures, cavorting, posing and intermingling, bringing to mind both… View Artist

Barry De More

Barry de More is a serious, northern painter whose primary source of inspiration arises from observation and the on the spot drawing. He is currently focusing on Yorkshire, in particular its everyday life and energies, its people within the built environment going about their business amongst the shops, markets, streets and alleyways. Says de More,”My… View Artist

Lesley Birch

Lesley Birch is a painter based in York, UK. She was born in Glasgow in 1958 and gained an MA in English and Music at Glasgow University. After touring the USA and UK as a professional musician, she taught in Cambridge, at the same time studying and honing her artistic skills, before settling in Yorkshire… View Artist

Harry Malkin

Harry Malkin worked as a sculptor and painter since he was made redundant from the coal industry in 1985 after spending twenty years at Fryston Colliery, most of which was on the coal face. Since that time he has had a number of solo exhibitions including one at the Royal Festival Hall. The most recently… View Artist

Jill Campbell

Jill’s paintings are a response to the wild and beautiful North Pennines where she lives- the landscape of Weardale , Teesdale and Cockfield Fell. This collection is based on the Weardale landscape between Egglestone and Stanhope and are influenced by the poetry about that area by WH Auden. “Jill Campbell creates bewitching and responsive paintings… View Artist

Adam Keay

York based artist Adam Keay has exhibited at the Red Gallery of Contemporary Art in Hull and Leeds City Art Gallery. He initially appropriates film stills and images taken from charity shop books in order to create cut up collages. This acts as a starting point for improvisational painting which takes place on an already… View Artist