I always look forward to visiting the Yorkshire Dales. Last week took me once again to Hawes, where my old friend Brian Alderman currently has his first solo art exhibition, 'Above the Snowline', in Calvert's restaurant at the Wensleydale Creamery.
Here's Brian with my favourite of the paintings on show, 'Footsteps in the snow'. The others can be viewed here.
Wooden sculptures in the garden of the Wensleydale Creamery.
And the real thing!
Brian's studio and gallery are in the village of Burtersett, not far from Hawes.
Brian's home used to be at the centre of village life!
The gallery is open Thursdays - Sundays, and visitors are always warmly welcomed.
Lots to see in the gallery.
Meet Elvis, who rules the back garden with his 'ladies'!
Feeding time at Burtersett!
Brian's website is here if you want to make contact with him. Perhaps you might have a commission for him?