Plein-air painting of the formal garden
A detail from a plein-air painting of the formal garden at Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens. 'A boy, his rabbit and an obelisk' 10x12" oil on canvas panel

Courtyard Gallery, Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens

Solo Show – 2 to 14 May 2019

Updated: 11 April 2019

Looking for original art in Yorkshire? Come visit my solo show of landscape art at a lovely informal gallery on the way to Bridlington.

Free parking and entry to the courtyard containing the gallery, shop, plant stalls and cafe.
Opening times: Hall, gardens, cafe, Courtyard Gallery are open from 11am to 4:30pm each day

Please note: The Thursday 2nd is 'setting-up' day and while I intend to be ready for 11am opening, you may find I'm still fine tuning and in a little disarray. If I'm completely behind schedule and there's too many things to fall over around still, there'll be a closed sign up, but be assured I'll be open later that day. Otherwise you'll be welcome and I promise not to rope you in to helping if I am still sorting myself out!

Where is the Courtyard gallery?

Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens is in the village of Burton Agnes on the main road (A614) to Bridlington from the West. The village is just over six and half miles from Bridlington. If you're on the main road, the turning to the hall sneaks up on you a bit, so slow down on your way through the village or you'll miss it!

On the North edge of the village is the large free car park for the hall. A short walk from the car park past the church, down a wide gravel path, takes you into the pleasant courtyard. It's free entry here, with a cafe, a shop, plants to buy and the courtyard gallery immediately on your right. If you decide to visit the Hall and its lovely gardens, which I highly recommend, then normal ticket prices apply, payable in the entrance opposite the gallery.

There are tables out in the courtyard which on a sunny day makes a very pleasant place to enjoy a spot of lunch, or just coffee and cake. Regardless of whether you go in to the hall and gardens, it's a lovely place to stop on your way to or from Bridlington or Flamborough Head.

What will I be able to see?

Lots to see, something for everyone, lots to choose a favourite from!

Everything will be labelled so you'll know what the art is. The gallery is quite small, so I don't know how much of my work I'll be able to show at the moment, though I intend to show as much as I can. I'll probably be painting in the gallery and so available to explain how I make my art and to answer any questions. Don't worry if I seem engrossed, I'm always up for a natter about art, so feel welcome to interrupt me!

There will be:

  • Centrepiece paintings which are framed studio oil paintings on canvas, both canvas panel and canvas on stretchers.
  • Framed outdoor paintings (plein-air) with quite a few of Burton Agnes Hall  gardens
  • Framed and unframed limited edition original prints – Linocuts
  • Limited editon giclée prints from studio paintings
  • A few framed mini oil paintings
  • Various other unframed media sketches and paintings
  • Art cards, which I'll be launching at this event
  • I'm hoping there'll be a couple of A5 books I'll also launch, though time is rapidly running out!

There will be works inspired by Bridlington, Burton Agnes Hall & Gardens and Flamborough Head. The rest are mostly Yorkshire landscapes too.

Altogether a lot! The gallery may well be bursting at the seams!

Will the art be for sale?

Yes, it's all for sale – original art starting at £45. Small items also available.

You're welcome to just look – art is for looking at. Should you decide to purchase something, you'll be able to pay by card. All the art, art cards and books (should I get them finished in time) will be available to buy.

Art cards will be £3 each, three or more cards for £2.50 each. (Books: possibly starting at £5 *tbc*).

Unframed art

Original art will start at £45 for small "collectables" (both sketches and paintings, all on paper); 2 or more for £40 each. Limited edition signed giclée prints will start at £70 unframed. Linocut prints start at £80 (*tbc*) unframed.

Framed art

All frames are solid oak or painted natural wood, and custom-made for each artwork. Some are double framed, with an inner frame and an outer frame. All the frames are made to a high quality, with at least two coats of paint if not three, when painted. Even the backs of the pictures are finished to a neat professional standard – as befits the art!

Mini framed oil paintings will be £200 each… I won't have a lot of these so come early! Other framed original oil paintings start at £550. There will also be some large high quality oil paintings available which make striking centrepieces (most of the large paintings are available as limited edition prints).

Orders, collections and payments.

Some items such as giclée or original prints may have to be ordered. A small non-refundable deposit of £20 will be needed on print orders. I'll agree payment/delivery times with you on the day, which will depend on how many orders are in front of yours. As a special offer at this event, I'll waive standard delivery fees, for UK addresses, on orders for unframed prints

I can accept payment by card and if you pay in-full, then you'll be able to take the art away with you. For larger original paintings, I can offer options to buy via deposit and staggered payments - information will be available in the gallery.

Flamborough Head Selwicks Bay in the background of an easel with a painting on it.
Above: Plein-air painting at Selwicks Bay, Flamborough Head, Yorkshire East Coast, UK

I hope you'll pop-in to the gallery to say 'hello', and browse – art is for looking at!