Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brian's Gallery

My friend Brian Alderman moved to the Yorkshire Dales some four years ago, after he retired as a schoolteacher. We curled together in the 1970s, and share an interest in gardening, amongst other things.

Brian is a talented artist and I am quite jealous of his ability and enthusiasm. He began exhibiting his work locally in 2010. His recent project has been to convert part of his home in Burtersett, near Hawes, into a gallery and working studio. You can see how this has progressed on his website here, where you can also find his contact details.

This weekend the big sign has gone up over the entrance. The 'official' opening of the gallery won't be until September, but until then you can see Brian's work on display, usually Thursday - Sunday, 11.00 - 16.00.

Join me in wishing him every success in his new venture. Do make a point of visiting him if you are are in the Dales.

Although most of his work is of the countryside in the Yorkshire Dales, Brian will undertake commissions. He did this oil painting for me of a curling match on the Lake of Menteith, and this has pride of place in Skip Cottage. I never tire of looking at it!

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