May 26, 2014

Exhibiting in Leyburn

An old primary school building in Leyburn is now an arts centre, theatre and cinema complex and has a friendly little café. The TOSH website is here.

It is the venue for an exhibition called Plain Air, with a definite Dales theme, all five artists having connections with Wensleydale. The five exhibitors are Bill Oakey, Moira Metcalf, David Tarn, Ann Kerr, and Brian Alderman. 
Another view inside the exhibition.

Some of Brian's new work is on show.

And more.

Dales' characters. 

The exhibition is on every day, and closes on Saturday, June 7, at 4pm.

Images © Brian Alderman

May 18, 2014

Cycling Fans Welcome

A warm welcome awaits cycling fans if they are in the Dales for the Tour de France Grand Depart in early July. The Burtersett Gallery will be open afternoons from the beginning of June.

Cycling technology has moved forward since this model was introduced. Solid rubber tyres and front brake only!

Photos © Brian Alderman

May 09, 2014

The Big Four

These four paintings are the largest Brian has worked on this spring. The one above is called 'The Breakaway'.

They will be on show at the Wensleydale Creamery, in the Kit Calvert Restaurant, during the lead up to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire on Saturday, July 5th.

Three of the four canvases feature cyclists racing through the Dales with a Wensleydale Creamery milk tanker or cheese delivery lorry somewhere in the scene. The tanker is responsible for collecting the fresh milk from Dales' farms that goes into the cheese making, and delivering it to the creamery on a daily basis.

This is entitled 'Passing Aysgarth'.

'Up Wharfedale'

This is 'Reeth to Grinton'.

High quality giclee copies will be available in the Creamery and in the Burtersett Gallery, either mounted or framed behind glass.

The original paintings on canvas, which are 36 inches by 24 inches, are also for sale at the Wensleydale Creamery.

Images © Brian Alderman