THE online Watermark Gallery has chosen a private house at 18, Yew Tree Lane, Harrogate, as the location for its first stand-alone exhibition from today until Sunday.

The work of 25 British artists and ceramicists will be on show at the home of Watermark Gallery printmaker Mark Treanor, who teaches art at Harrogate College.

Watermark Gallery co-owner Liz Hawkes says: "We were really delighted when Mark offered to strip all his walls to become our in-house gallery. Being able to view art in situ, in such a beautiful space, is part of the experience and adds a whole new dimension to the exhibition, and if the weather is good, Mark has said he will show works outdoors as well."

Watermark Gallery specialises in watercolours, prints and drawings, as well as original illustration from children’s books. Represented artists include well established Yorkshire artists and painters, such as York artist Jake Attree, Rob Moore and George Hainsworth, who is still painting in his 80s and has created a series of pastels specially for the gallery.

"We're showing work by new and emerging talent too, among them Janine Baldwin, a Scarborough pastel artist who has just achieved membership of the Royal Society of Pastel Artists, and we're also really pleased to be working with artists from outside the region who are keen to promote their work in the north of England."

York Press:

Fountains Abbey, drawing, by Jake Attree

In addition to works on paper, Watermark Gallery will display pieces by Yorkshire ceramicists Gordon Broadhurst and Adele Howitt and enamel work by Robert Moller

Poetry by the York-based Canadian writer Robert Powell will be performed live during the exhibition run at 3pm on Saturday, prompted by a walking tour along the River Ouse. He will read excerpts from the poems he wrote to accompany drawings by Jake Attree, first shown at Lotte Inch Gallery in York.

Watermark Gallery was established in January 2016 by owners Richard and Liz Hawkes, who both have worked in the arts for many years, Richard being a leading art restorer and the owner of Artworks Conservation, also based in Harrogate.

"We want to show Harrogate as an innovative art scene that isn’t just relying on traditional art spaces to showcase its talent," says Liz. "We're really hoping to make this exhibition a regular bespoke event each year, choosing a different, interesting venue each time."

Opening times are 10am to 4pm each day; parking is available; further details can be found at, where many of the works on display are for sale. Artwork prices start at £100, ceramics at £25; delivery is free to Harrogate postcodes.

The participating artists will be:

Catherine Aldred, watercolours and drawings; Jane Askey, paintings; Jake Attree, illustration; Janine Baldwin, pastels; Gordon Broadhurst, ceramics; Jill Campbell, paintings; George Hainsworth, pastels; Lucy Hainsworth, prints; Adele Howitt, ceramics; Annie Hudson, prints; Myles Linley, drawings; Emerson Mayes, paintings; Robert Moller, enamels; Rob Moore, watercolours; Chris Mould, children’s illustration; Ray Mutimer, watercolours; Robert Newton, prints; Tessa Pearson, watercolours; Jane Ray, children’s illustration; Lucy Saggers, photography; Helen Stephens, children’s illustration; Lisa Stubbs, prints; Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller, prints; Mark Treanor, prints; Jane Walker, prints.