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York Fine Arts is delighted to announce its eagerly anticipated annual Edward Hersey and Gordon Lees exhibition. Bringing together an exclusive collection of original paintings and signed limited edition prints from two of the gallery’s most popular and recognised landscape artists, the exhibition celebrates a body of work that captures and preserves the classic charm of the country’s most beloved towns and landscapes. From Edward Hersey’s tranquil, idyllic farmhouses to Gordon Lees’ softly lit village scenes, each piece gracefully explores the memory and emotions so tightly bound to Britain’s traditional way of life.
Renowned for his distinct style and attention to the details of the British countryside, Edward Hersey has forged a loyal international following. Painting a fine line between realist and idealist, Hersey’s work reflects the rustic beauty of pastoral life with simultaneous subtlety and finesse. His application of mood and lighting has made him one of the most highly sought after traditional painters of his generation.
Nostalgically capturing the beauty of British landscapes and towns, Gordon Lees is an established international investment favourite. His romantic style enables him to capture the idyllic atmosphere of Britain’s towns and villages, and to reflect the traditional values of a rural England now so sadly missed. It is believed that Gordon's work was the inspiration for the trademark village scenes of Thomas Kinkade, one of America's most prolific artists, who recognised Gordon as 'The Original Master of Light'. Following Kinkade's passing in 2012, Gordon Lees' work has shown a surge in transatlantic sales.
An exciting opportunity for enthusiastic collectors and first-time buyers alike, the exhibition features a variety of paintings to suit a range of budgets and tastes. Paintings in the exhibition are available to purchase and range from £440 to £24,885, including the magnificent, specially commissioned ‘Riverside Farm’ by Edward Hersey. A selection of signed limited edition prints by both artists is also available from £88.
The exhibition opens on Friday, 15 November and runs until Sunday, 15 December 2019. Due to expected high volume of interest, an early viewing is recommended.