These were an interesting little purchase recently.
This collection of watercolours caught our eye as we passed a secondhand shop in Clitheroe.
They were housed in a mish-mash of quite horrible frames, but we could see that they were in fact, original watercolour sketches… and very well executed.
They really capture the essence of the Northern country landscape with which we’re so familiar…
…moorlands, fells, river valleys, lanes, dry stone walls, farms and fields.
The artist is J A Hurley – who actually lives & works in the Clitheroe area. We’ve seen prints of his work in art galleries, so it was a nice to find a bundle of originals. Especially as we paid a very reasonable £40.00 for a total of 11 small paintings.
We’re planning to re-frame them and put them up for sale in our pitch in Picture House Antiques… after snaffling a couple away for our own walls!