November 11, 2016

Winter in the Dales

The first snow of the winter came on Wednesday!

Burtersett really was 'Above the Snowline'! This photo is of Shaws Lane between Burtersett village and Gayle.

It was a landscape transformed, albeit for a short time.

Caption competition time: "Brian's solo exhibition of paintings - 'Above the Snowline' - can be seen in the main restaurant of the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes, see here."

Photos © Brian Alderman

October 13, 2016

Exhibition update

There are new decals on the car to advertise Brian's solo exhibition 'Above the Snowline', currently running in Calvert's Restaurant at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes.

Brian checks on one of the larger paintings for sale. All can be viewed here.

The paintings adorn the walls of the restaurant. Great place to eat too, website is here!

The paintings will stay in place until January 2017. Unless sold, of course!

Meanwhile, Brian's gallery in Burtersett is open to visit Thursday to Sunday, 11.00 - 16.00, and Mondays too, until the end of November.

A warm welcome is promised to visitors.

All images © Brian Alderman

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) SOLD

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

'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)

'Cotterdale and Buttertubs'  (14x10 inches, £295)

'Sunset above Hawes' (36x24 inches, £650)

'First Snowfall'  (14x10 inches, £240)

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.