Our three current featured artists are Gallery Resident Artist Mark Braithwaite, who has a vast portfolio with many different series. We have curated Mark's work by theme.
Sam Toft has long been one of our favourite artists to work with. We have mounted miniatures, art poster prints and artist signed limited editions and artist's proofs, and very occasionally originals too - something for every budget. Sure to warm your heart and bring a smile!
Jack Vettriano is possibly one of the biggest names in the commercial art print world. We stock Jack's work in mounted miniatures, art poster prints and artist signed limited editions and artists proofs. We have worked with Jack's limited edition publishers for many years - Portland Gallery, Heartbreak Publishing, Jack Vettriano Publishing, and are delighted to be an 'official stockist.'
Mark's artwork has been visible in York since the 1990s.
Whilst still at University, he began pavement drawing outside the Minster, progressing to a stall selling prints, and eventually his own gallery, first on Stonegate, and in its current location on Low Petergate since 2002.
Mark still enjoys sketching outdoors, and on days when he fancies a change from painting in the studio, can often be found in his favourite spot on High Petergate, next to St Michael le Belfry church.
He was delighted to be a cover artist for Artists & Illustrators Magazine back in 2010. York Press interviewed Mark about his afternoon with their photographer.
Sam has created an amazing collection featuring her now infamous characters, "The Mustards", Ernest Hemingway Mustard and his dear lady wife Violet along with their much loved eccentric friends and pets.
Ernest lives in a not-so-damp flat on the Brighton/ Hove border with Violet, his dear lady wife, and Doris their grumpy and rather portly Jack Russell Terrier.
His work as a part time Hurricane Predictor and Professional Tuneless Hummer has made him lots of friends along the Prom - the beautiful Audrey (could she be Ms Hepburn reborn as a sheep?), Horace Duck, and the lovely Rover, a melancholy goldfish with tunnel vision and a good heart.
Using mixed media, pencil, oil pastels, coloured inks and her own idiomatic techniques, Sam depicts a seaside world of faded ice-cream colours where the breeze is always blowing and life is utterly delicious.
The Braithwaite Gallery has been lucky enough to work with Sam for a very long time; sometimes she comes to York for exhibitions, sometimes just to say hello. She has been generous with her time and talent, particularly in helping us with charity fundraising. In 2020 she created “Looking After Eachother (a picture for Jake)’ in memory of Jake Braithwaite, which helped the Gallery raise £4000 for mental health charity Mind.
Jack Vettriano Artwork
The Braithwaite Gallery is one of the UK's leading dealers of Jack Vettriano's limited edition prints.
Official stockists of Heartbreak Publishing and Jack Vettriano Publishing.
Born in Fife in 1951, Jack Vettriano began painting at the age of twenty one. For more than twenty years his paintings have enjoyed worldwide acclaim and he is now regarded as one the most well-loved contemporary painters of our time.
Jack's work is romantic and timeless, with a nostalgic, almost cinematic feel. He hints at narratives - setting the scene, but leaving the viewer to imagine the storyline yet to unfold.