AFTER the frenzy of buying for others, January is the time to take a deep breath and think about yourself, suggests Kentmere House Gallery owner Ann Petherick.

"With a piece of original art you will have something that's exactly to your liking and will last you a lifetime. Kentmere House has a style of painting to suit everyone, and many of our artists show nowhere else in the north," says Ann.

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Dark Horse, by Tessa Newcomb

"Nationally known artists and promising newcomers are shown side by side: back your own judgement and find the big names of the future! All are at affordable prices and you can supplement your Christmas gift money with a loan from the Own Art scheme up to £2,000 with no interest, no deposit and no hassle."

Ann's gallery, in Scarcroft Hill, York, continues to show its All Creatures exhibition, in aid of the Lord Mayor of York’s charities, alongside quirky oils by Tesssa Newcomb, witty family scenes by Susan Bower, subtle semi-abstract landscapes by Keith Roper, seascapes and woodland scenes by John Thornton and exciting pastels by David Greenwood.

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Red Admiral, by Robert Scott

Kentmere House will have open weekends this Saturday and Sunday, then on January 27 and 28, as part of the York Residents' Festival, and on February 3 and 4 and also has late opening every Thursday evening from 6pm to 9pm. You may also visit the gallery at other times by appointment, phoning Ann on 01904 656507.