Finestra Gallery has some great new ideas for Mothers Day this March, ceramics by Emma Louise Wilson, Jamali Annay, Joan Bideau and glass by Jo Downs among others.
William H JonesThere are many new original oil paintings by William H Jones to be seen in the gallery at the moment. William has painted most of them on site in the vicinity of Arnside and Silverdale and they include seascapes and coastal scenes. They are hanging alongside scenes of the Cornish coast. These were also painted in situ, on one of Williams recent painting trips to St Ives. He painted them in summery tones and colours and they are presented in attractive modern white square frames.
Local ScenesWilliam has also given us some of his oil paintings of the Kirkby Lonsdale area in various sizes and frames. These include one intriguing evening view over the rooftops of the town with St Marys Church in the distance.
Original Paintings Reduced.
In our Mayday Sale we have 10% off all our original Rozanne Bell paintings. Also all of our Allan Morgan original acrylic paintings are reduced by 10%. Just go to ORIGINAL PAINTINGS in the list under SHOP.
Happy New Year to all our customers and friends. We have a small exhibition of William H Jones work in the gallery at the moment, with twenty paintings and charcoal drawings. There is also a range of his prints available many of which are scenes local to Kirkby Lonsdale and the surrounding area. Kirkby Lonsdale was featured heavily in the Great British High Street competition before Christmas. If you have never been, it is a great place for a day out, we are open every day so don’t forget to come and see us!
Know someone who likes a drink? Here at Finestra Gallery we now have a range of Darach furniture and whisky glass sets. Craftsmen make them by hand in Scotland from reclaimed oak whisky barrels. All the pieces are from Inverness and are made from curved oak planks. It is this curve which gives the pieces their unique design. The oak has one black side which was made when the inside of the barrels were fired. This gives the pieces a very contemporary colour combination of polished oak and black. Whisky lovers Customers can buy benches, tables and even a hat stand. The glasses are the same as the ones used in the distilleries to sample the whisky and some sets include a glass water jug. We think all these items would definitely make great gifts for whisky lovers.
We now have several new original oil paintings by popular local artist Libby Edmondson in the gallery, many of which are large square images of subjects from Devon to the Highlands of Scotland. Libby was featured in a BBC TV programme last year called Glorious Gardens from Above, in which she painted a picture of the gardens at Levens Hall near where she lives, a subject she has painted many times but not in front of the TV cameras! We also have a range of her framed limited edition prints of local views many of which are of the Lake District.
Happy New Year to all our lovely customers! We have just about recovered from the rush of Christmas and we hope you have had a peaceful and relaxing break in between the partying. We have been waiting for the launch of this new website for some time and finally we are all systems go! It should be a lot easier to navigate than the old one and we certainly have more content than before with some great new artists and loads of new products. Everything on the site is in the gallery right now so if you are passing this way please call in to see us.
Finestra Gallery was started twelve years ago by Bernadette and William Jones and is still run by them today. Since it opened William has been selling his original paintings exclusively in the gallery and has published a range of prints many of which are taken from paintings of scenes local to Kirkby Lonsdale. This week sees the publication of the latest image which is taken from an oil painting of the top of Mitchelgate looking towards Kirkby Lonsdale and the fells beyond. It is available as a framed print or unframed mounted print and also as a greeting card, and you can find it in the product category under William H Jones prints. There is always a display of Williams prints and original paintings in the gallery alongside his range of greetings cards which includes a selection of cards depicting dogs taken from original charcoal drawings. There is also a range of large framed and unframed prints of some of these dogs.
Welcome to our new website for Finestra Gallery, we have lots of new features and loads of new items both here and in the gallery. There are new paintings by nationally renown artists Rozanne Bell, Ken Hammond and Veronika Benoni alongside local artists such as Libby Edmondson and Frances Winder who both produce lively colourful contemporary paintings of the South Lakes area. Many of our local artists including Libby and Frances also have a range of prints to complement their original paintings. The gallery also has a large display of popular jewellery and pottery items, some by local makers. Bronze and ceramic animal sculptures are also a feature of the gallery, we also have a large collection of greeting cards many of which feature paintings and prints by the country’s most excellent artists.