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 https://www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/andrew_reid_wildman_2 or join my Facebook page, the Art of Andrew Reid Wildman https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Andrew-Reid-Wildman/205122196228658

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.

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

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The Shambles continues to twist and turn.

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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. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Andrew-Reid-Wildman/205122196228658

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