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.
And further on…..A whacky-looking fancy dress shop.
Here we can see a lovely cafe, one of many.
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.
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.
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