Visiting York, through the art of Andrew Reid Wildman

I want to take you on a short walk through my York, that city that was just on the edge of my childhood orbit, an hour in the car from Beverley, and the place where I was taken for childhood treats by my mother, pantos, chocolate, toys, cream cakes….and to be honest not much has changed because 40 years later I am doing pretty much the same thing.  If you like any of the works below, prices start from around £30 upwards. You can check them out at or join my Facebook page, the Art of Andrew Reid Wildman

We will start our walk in the old town, in the Shambles, an area of densely-packed medieval buildings.

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And further on…..A whacky-looking fancy dress shop.


Here we can see a lovely cafe, one of many.

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The Shambles continues to twist and turn.


But finally we come to St Helen’s Square and my favourite place of all, Betty’s. This deliciously old-fashioned and swish venue serves coffee and tea in silver pots and a the most sinfully creamy, buttery cakes. Opposite we can see Crabtree and Evelyn and I love the smell of Goats’ Milk soap and sandalwood that floats into the street.43D47864-04E5-458D-B750-B9ECAD4B44B3DSCF8845 DSCF8847

The next three works feature end of terraces, and I am drawn by their finality and their smoothness. One carries an old advertisement for bile beans.

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But leaving the centre we come to Victorian streets that are very different. I am fascinated by the Victorian architecture, the tight layout, the front doors that lead directly onto the pavement. F0EC6D64-861D-4ED8-B5D0-A5C41A09F7F25CE4E4E5-6048-44BC-86D0-26F7A462CDBD (1)

These house cling to the railway, and so to the station and here I must leave you. But I hope you will join me soon for another walk through art. Perhaps we can visit Beverley next time? See you then.

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