September 24, 2016

Above the Snowline

The first major solo exhibition by Dales artist Brian Alderman will open on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, in the main restaurant of the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

The exhibition features many new oils showing the dales under a thick blanket of snow and ice.

'Footsteps in the snow'  (36x24 inches, £750)

 'Road to Semerwater'  (12x16 inches, £395)

'Across Wensleydale'  (10x14 inches, £295)

 'Burtersett deep snow'  (12x16 inches, £395)

'East from Burtersett'  (7x5 inches, £240)

 'Snowstorm approaching'  (36x24 inches, £595)

'Early spring Raydale'  (36x24 inches, £595)

'Hawes mid-January'  (36x24 inches, £750)

 'Road closed'  (12x16 inches, £395)

'Sub-zero above Gayle'  (8x6 inches, £240)

'Early morning Semerwater'  (20x16 inches, £425)

'Sunlit waters'   (20x16 inches, £425)

This exhibition, nearly a year in the making, runs for sixteen weeks and is well worth a visit!

(All the paintings are bespoke framed and can be purchased at the Creamery Visitors Centre. Note that the sizes given with each painting are in inches, and exclude the frame. Images © Brian Alderman)

February 18, 2016

September in the Dales

Brian writes, "September 2015 was a glorious month for painting in the Northern Dales. In the final days of summer and with high pressure holding over most of the country, the light and colours were spectacular. I knew it wouldn't last, so I spent most of the month along the banks of the River Ure in Wensleydale, near my home, capturing the reflections on the water and watching the fishermen and wildlife enjoying the warm sunshine. Here are some of the oil paintings that were produced."

Contact Brian if you are interested in any of these.

'Perfect Pool'  18" x 15"  £250

'The Old Willow'  15" x 12"  £250

'Autumn - Aysgarth'  27" x 24"  £400

'The Trout Pool'  22" x 25"  £400

'The Sycamore Pool'  22" x 25"  £400

'On the Rise'  21" x 25"  £450

'Lord Bolton's Estate'  22" x 25"  £450

'Near Bainbridge'  22" x 25"  £400

The sizes stated include the frames.

Some of Brian's Wensleydale work should be on show in Edinburgh, later in the Spring or Summer of 2016. Details to follow.

March 18, 2015

The Pennine Ways Exhibition

The Pennine Ways exhibition in the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes will run until April 26, 2015.

On show is work by local artists.

Here is Moira Metcalfe with some of her paintings.

Stef Ottevanger's 'Animals with Attitude' are cast in bronzed resin.

Aside from the artwork, other exhibits include this one, recognising the work of the mountain rescue.

Old equipment!

There's lots to learn about the Pennine Way...

... and the challenges it presents.

Alan Watkinson, here on the right with Brian, the exhibition organiser, walked the Pennine Way in 1981 with his son John. Now, at 79, he's still an active walker.

Alan's diary from his 1981 walk is fascinating!

Photos © Brian Alderman Art

February 24, 2015

New Paintings

At the Show £195   SOLD

Warm Afternoon £295

The Conversation £295

Images © Brian Alderman

February 10, 2015

Promoting 'Pennine Ways'

A novel way to promote the Pennine Ways exhibition! Not long to go.

Photos by Brian Alderman

February 02, 2015

Pennine Ways Exhibition

The Pennine Ways exhibition opens with a Preview Evening on Friday, February 27, at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, Wensleydale. After nearly two years in the planning, this momentous show will run for two months and take in the important date of 24th April when in 1965 the Pennine Way route was completed.

The exhibition consists of agencies, organizations and businesses who are directly concerned with, or closely related to, the people who use the route for recreation or whose land adjoins it or, in the case of agencies, oversee its upkeep and maintenance throughout the year. We look forward to seeing some of the work of the Swaledale Mountain Rescue who are often called into action for injured or lost walkers on the route. Alongside these organizations will be fourteen professional sculptors, photographers and artists who have made it the subject of their work, often a lifetime's study.

We are delighted that the Dales Countryside Museum and the Yorkshire Dales National Park have assisted in this 50th anniversary year of the Pennine Way.

Many will be aware that the Spine of Britain Race (for super-fit runners) has just been completed for this year (2015), and is a race to the finish over the entire length of the Pennine Way through rain, hail and deep snow and ice from Derbyshire to Yetholm on the Scottish Borders through day and night. This year's race was made even more gruelling by the terrible weather conditions endured on the way north by the participants who started in late December. Dozens pulled out in the first few days as gales and rain increased in intensity. However we are thrilled to announce that Matt Neale, Ranger from Hawes, who finished the race in a time of just over 120 hours will be opening the exhibition and no doubt recalling a few of the more juicy moments of his race, when we see him on Friday, February 27.

This is a show not to be missed and our thanks go out to Fiona Rosher, Manager of the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, for having the confidence in us to allow this to go ahead. Painters, photographers and sculptors will be offering their work for sale during this exhibition. Here are three examples of my work.

A moments rest  Framed £325   SOLD

Trekking above Angram  Framed, £295

North of Keld  Framed, £295   SOLD

Images © Brian Alderman

August 06, 2014

Summer in Burtersett

The excitement of the Tour de France now but a memory, normality has returned to Burtersett.

Local farmers are saying that the hay is the best for many a year!

Visitors to the gallery last week included Euan from Guisborough with his two Border terriers, called Kipper and Haggis! Border terriers are no strangers to the Burtersett Gallery. There's even been one (called Bruce) on the walls, see here!

Photos © Brian Alderman