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!
We love autumn here at Finestra. Its that time of year where the leaves are turning amber and beginning to fall. For that nip in the air we have lots of lovely new scarves to keep warm and cosy, together with a selection of handmade and locally designed mugs for that much needed cup of hot chocolate!
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.
It’s all about Mum here in the Gallery. We have a fantastic range of Mother’s day cards perfect for every taste. Let Mum know how much she means to you by getting her a beautiful handmade gift, all at reasonable prices, from ceramic hearts from Jamali Annay to glassware from Jo Downs. Don’t forget the date Sunday 6th March!
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.