Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire
York Fine Arts is delighted to present ‘Clare Haley: Light of Yorkshire’, its sixth annual solo exhibition of original paintings by contemporary landscape artist Clare Haley. From rolling, verdant dales to ominous skies, Clare once more weaves a narrative of the changeable northern landscape as it responds to light and the elements. Collectors old and new are invited to roam and lose themselves in the raw, dramatic beauty of nature’s wild panoramas.
As one of the most exciting artistic talents to emerge out of Yorkshire in recent years, Clare Haley, praised as the ‘Light of Yorkshire’, captures the emotion and ethereal essence of the British landscape with unparalleled perception. As an active and ardent observer of cloud and weather consequences, Clare works primarily from memory, pushing the boundaries of imagination whilst retaining the organic integrity of her subject. In just a few short years, Clare has achieved marked success and recognition as a professional artist, gaining an international and loyal collector base enamoured of her work.
As Clare Haley was born and raised in West Yorkshire, it is no coincidence that Clare’s largest solo exhibition of the year also coincides with Yorkshire Day, celebrated on the 1st of August. Gallery Manager Deanna Dawkins says, “It’s always a natural conclusion to schedule Clare’s annual exhibition to coincide with Yorkshire Day. Her passion for the northern landscape and her proud Yorkshire roots are so deeply ingrained in her paintings that really, a celebration of Clare’s work is a celebration of Yorkshire itself and all that it has to offer.”
Clare describes her work as “contemporary northern landscapes which mostly appear timeless, of any era—earthy, wild places to become lost in.”
Free entry. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am-5pm.
83 Low Petergate North Yorkshire YO31 8NJ
Fri 30 Jul 2021 to Sun 22 Aug 2021