We are delighted to work directly with a select range of publishers and independent artists.
Amanda Stratford’s portfolio of work reflects her sense of humour, leading to unusual, insightful and often quirky images.
In 1991, a love of sailing inspired Amanda and a friend to set sail from Kent in a 37’ boat, making the 6000 n.mile [6900 miles] transatlantic crossing to Grenada in the West Indies. She worked in the charter industry for a year, enabling her to explore the many islands, before settling on the island of St Martin where she built up a successful design business.
The vibrancy and colour of the West Indies stayed with her after her return to England seven years later, when she began to devote more time to her painting, enjoying the freedom it allowed - so different from the constraints of the design industry. As a self-taught artist she chose acrylic as a medium and quickly moved from brushes to palette knife, laying on heavy texture to build up the image.
Gallery director, Anne Braithwaite, and Amanda have been friends for more than 30 years, so the Gallery is especially pleased to be exhibiting Amanda’s work.
In addition to the miniatures shown here, the Gallery stocks originals and limited edition prints by Dale; stock changes daily.
Please call the Gallery on 01904 655707 for current stock!
Born and growing up on the Wirral, Dotty was attracted to drawing and painting from a young age, partly inspired by her father who decorated the ceilings of old cinemas and dance halls. This led to her studying art at Wirral Metropolitan College before pursuing a degree in Film and Animation at the University of Humberside.
Following this, Dotty spent many years employed as a digital artist, mainly within the computer entertainment industry on well known games such as the Broken Sword series and a number of Disney titles, before moving into a freelance role and continuing to work in the field of computer games as well as creating book illustrations and art for clothing lines.
Dotty began creating artwork inspired by her interest in dark fairy tales, alternative music and 50s fashion. She recently moved to a small Yorkshire village and receiving commissions for more traditional artwork, has rediscovered her love of painting
The Braithwaite Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting Dotty's Tall Stories range - we're sure you're going to enjoy her Twirly World of bright and colourful characters.
Elaine works in acrylic on canvas with a high gloss resin finish. Her work has a quirky contemporary charm.
We are delighted to introduce the delightfully quirky work of new artist Emily Child.
Emily is inspired by Zen-tangles - drawings filled with geometric patterns and doodles, and has created these fabulous limited editions of York specially for the gallery.
Hannah's delightful wildlife prints are available as mounted open edition prints.
A selection of our favourites are available as larger, signed giclée prints.
Buy TWO for of the £8 square minatures for £14
(Mount dimensions 300 x 300mm, Approximate image size 150 x 150mm)
© Hannah Dale
Ilona's simple & unique landmark designs revolve around colour and texture. Key to these designs is a raw childlike honesty using spray paint, pens, pencils, collage and print mixed with digital tools photoshop and illustrator. All images used with the artist's permission. © Ilona Drew
YORK on SILK from gallery staff artist Jonathan Williams
Yorkshire born artist Jonathan Williams loves to use his graphic design training and a love of silk painting to produce these vivid, almost luminous paintings.
Scenes of York are a particular favourite; Jonathan's modern day slant on The Shambles - one of the country's favourite and most visited streets - looks amazing!
While there are many different ways to produce silk paintings Jonathan likes the traditional method of using gutta outline.
Influenced very much by the American artist/designer Louis Comfort Tiffany and his stained glass windows, Jonathan's paintings have a stained glass window feel to them, emphasized by the black leading/gutta outline of his designs.
The Braithwaite Gallery is delighted to have Jonathan on board as our second resident artist! Meet Jonathan in the Gallery most weekends.
Jonathan's fantastic York prints look fabulous presented mounted in black, which suits the dramatic colours of his work; the coastal scenes suit white. You can choose your preferred mount colour in the shopping cart!
Artwork from Gallery Staff Artist Julie Springall
FEMALE FORM from artist Kay Boyce Kay Boyce's early illustration works were printed by book publishers such as Hodder & Staughton, Wordsworth Romantics, Mills & Boon and Mandarin. Her fine art paintings and drawings sold out at various galleries and exhibitions around the UK, the USA and Europe. In 1999 Kay exhibited her work at the Sheffield Art Show where her originals fetched record prices. She completed a project for RADA which included portraits of 23 famous actors and actresses with the final work being assessed and approved by Sir Richard Attenborough. Kay’s soft style on beautiful tinted paper lends a very appealing quality to her female form subjects. Her skilful handling of fabrics adds an extra dimension to these superb paintings. Prior to their closure in 2010, Fine Art Publisher Solomon & Whitehead produced many Limited Edition Prints of Kay’s work, all of which were extremely successful. We are delighted that Kay now has full national representation again with Buckingham Fine Art. Kay returns with the delightful "Apres la Repetition" ("After the Rehearsal"), taken from an original oil on canvas. If we don't have the print you require in stock, please contact us with your requirements, and we will try to locate it for you on the secondary market.
As a Yorkshire lass, Linda is thrilled to have been awarded the Yorkshire Life LANDSCAPE PAINTER OF THE YEAR for 2017.
Born, brought up and living on a working Dales farm, Linda has lived close to nature all of her life. Painting and sketching has always been integral in her life.
Many moons ago she had four fabulous years studying Graphic Design at York culminating with a distinction in Industrial Art and Design. As a student when working on thumb-nail sketches for designs she frequently had her initial designs torn up by her tutor for putting in too much detail!...thirty years on she still gets lost in the detail – spending hours perfecting each part of the layout of her paintings before she even starts to apply the paint!
After Art School Linda worked as a Graphic Designer before the farm and family life took over. As her family were growing up she taught herself to paint in watercolour mainly working to commission on landscapes and animal portraits. Not long ago she started to paint in acrylic…loving the vibrant colours that this medium allows. She is inspired by her love of Yorkshire life; never tires of it’s seasons, the wildlife, the animals she works with and stunning countryside. Her leaning towards Graphic Design and love of country life is reflected in her paintings.
Linda considers herself incredibly fortunate to have a studio at home allowing her not only to combine her life-long love of painting with helping out on the farm, but it also gives her the perfect excuse to explore the landscapes and market towns of the beautiful North….the icing on the cake. © Linda Mellin
A Celebration of Yorkshire
An exhibition of original oil paintings by artist Paul Heeley, at York's Braithwaite Gallery
Nostalgic, atmospheric paintings of Paul's native West Yorkshire. Paul regularly brings new work to the Gallery - keep an eye on our Facebook page for recent additions.
Paul has been generous with his talent and helped us fundraise for several good causes.
Each Limited Edition by internationally recognised figurative artist Robert King is hand signed and approved by the artist, individually numbered and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from publisher Solomon & Whitehead.
“My Inspiration for ‘Summer in Paris’ came while on a week's painting holiday in Paris. The pose of my wife sitting by the window in our hotel bedroom in the Latin Quarter lost in thought, smothered in her favourite stole, with Notre Dame caught in the morning light made a very romantic and fascinating subject.”
‘Morning Sunlight’ captures the excitement of bright splashes of early morning sunlight, silhouetting the figure with atmosphere and anticipation of a new day. ‘Window at Twilight’ shows the soft mysterious light beyond the half-lit figure, whose wistful expression is hidden in shadow.“My inspiration for both paintings came during a holiday in Honfleur, France. My wife, who is the model in both pictures, and I stay each year in an apartment that overlooks the inner harbour, which is always full of activity and a great source of material for a painter.
“The Chinese Silk bedspread that I used as a background for this picture is antique and quite fragile, its delicate embroidery and soft colours I find fascinating. I arranged it in my studio letting it hang as a curtain and fall onto a seat. The model sits half turning, the softness of skin next to silk and a hidden expression give a mood of ambiguity to the scene"
nb: All sizes are approximate
Roanne Bell was born in Zimbambe in the 1960s. A self taught artist, she took inspiration from the flowers, the animals and the colours of Southern Africa, adding her own quirky, contemporary and most importantly FUN touch to her work.
She moved to the UK in 2002, and settled with her family of five children in Dorset. We were delighted to hear that Roz became a granny in 2020 and clearly has to be one of the most talented and glamorous grannies there is!
Roz's love of the Dorset countryside and the coastline of Cornwall has inspired her recent works - which still shows the influence of her African memories in colour and vibrancy.
Roz's work in mixed media is truly unique - each painting has layers of resin, acrylic paint, iridescent metallic links, creating a vibrancy and depth not seen in work by other artist.
We have a constantly changing stock of Roz's amazing resin finished paintings. Please telephone the gallery on 01904 655707 if you require information on current stock or wish to order a painting.
We regularly deliver Roz's work all over the world; please contact the gallery for a shipping quote.