March 23, 2014

More Tour de France

With the Tour of France 2014 getting closer, here are three more paintings that can be seen in the gallery in Burtersett, and which will be available  as limited edition prints at selected outlets around Hawes.

More about the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 can be found here.

All images © Brian Alderman.

February 06, 2014

Tour de France

The Tour de France is coming to the Yorkshire Dales later this year, and Brian's recent work seeks to capture the excitement of the event.

The Grand Depart is on July 5th, starting out from Leeds with the riders making their way to Harrogate via the spectacular scenery of the Yorkshire Dales.

They will leave Leeds heading north to Harewood before turning west through Otley, Ilkley and Skipton then north into Wharfedale, the first of the day's main valleys. Passing by the tourist hot-spots of Grassington, Kettlewell and Buckden the cyclists will encounter a long steep climb up to Thoralby and then enter Wensleydale.

From Aysgarth they will make their way west to Hawes at the top of the dale and get their first sight of the Buttertubs Pass over which they must summit before dropping down into the northernmost and narrowest valley of Swaledale with twisting roads and sharp bends. But it's an incredibly picturesque route and sure to be lined with crowds the whole way down to the market town of Reeth.

From there it's south through Leyburn, Middleham and Masham to Ripon where they will skirt the town then onto the final straight to the big crowds and the finishing line in Harrogate. Quite a testing first day!

More about the Grand Depart of the Tour de France 2014 can be found here.

All images © Brian Alderman.

January 02, 2014

New Year 2014

Happy New Year from Burtersett!

With the Tour de France set to pass close to Burtersett on July 5, 2014, see here, Brian has been painting cycling scenes!

 January 1 saw friends and neighbours converge on Hillcrest.

Tommy makes a new friend!

Mine host, behind the scenes.

Time to face the camera.

If you plan to visit the Yorkshire Dales this year, make sure to visit the Burtersett Gallery!

October 10, 2013

Exhibiting at Masham

Brian will be exhibiting his work at the Masham Arts Festival later this month. Here are the paintings to go on show.
Masham is a small market town in Wensleydale. The Festival runs from October 25th - November 2nd.

The Art Exhibition is in St Mary's Church and will feature some 30 of the North's best artists who have been specially selected for the show. This year's event will also feature an exhibition by the Masham Photographic Club.

The exhibition will be open 10am- 4pm each day, except Sunday morning. Entry to the exhibition is FREE.

 Find out more about the Masham Arts Festival here.

Images © Brian Alderman

June 10, 2013

Inside the Exhibition

The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes is the venue for an exhibition of work by artists, photographers and sculptors that has been inspired by the Yorkshire Dales. The exhibition runs until June 30.
Works by fourteen artists have been on show since early last month.

A mix of works on display.

And more.

Brian's 'On Carperby Pond' is on the wall in this photo.

Andrea Hunter explains how she constructs her felt pictures by working with fine layers of wool as if it were paint. Her website is here.

May 08, 2013

Exhibition Open

Rodney Tennant, well known auctioneer from Leyburn, was the guest speaker at the opening of the 'UNTITLED' exhibition in the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes. He told some good stories about artwork coming into his saleroom and praised the landscape of the Dales which he knows very well. Over 150 people were present for the opening.

In the photo above (L-R) are Ruth Addinall (sculptor, painter and piano teacher from Gilmerton in Edinburgh, website here), Brian Alderman, Lesley Tennant (Rodney's wife, originally from Toronto), Rodney Tennant (chairman of Tennants Auctioneers of Leyburn), and Fiona Rosher (museum manager, the Dales Countryside Museum).

The exhibition has seen good coverage in the local press, and that has helped boost the numbers who have visited.

Brian says, "Almost everybody has great things to say about what they see and the visitors' book is filling up nicely. "

Above: Ruth  and Fiona with Piers Browne, a highly respected painter of the Dales, see here. He is author of The Glorious Trees of Great Britain.

The exhibition runs until June 30.

April 08, 2013

New Paintings for Exhibition in the Dales Countryside Museum

Here are new paintings which Brian will exhibit at the 'UNTITLED' exhibition of original work by artists, photographers and sculptors inspired by the Yorkshire Dales, which will run from April 27 to June 30 at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

The painting above is ' On Carperby Pond'

'Leading the herd'

'Sandy Wheel on the River Ure'

'Hard Times'


'Spring Pasture'

'The White Geese'

Images © Brian Alderman Art