York Fine Arts

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York Fine Arts
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries • Architectural Buildings
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
York Fine Arts has been a family run, established art gallery for over 40 years with an international reputation for sourcing high quality traditional and contemporary fine art. The gallery is situated in an idyllic 15th Century building only minutes from the Minster in the heart of York. We specialise in traditional and contemporary fine art from established British and international artists, ranging from original oil paintings and watercolours to signed limited edition prints and bronze sculpture. We also offer a number of services including international shipping, custom framing, wedding registry, art restoration and valuation services.
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Frank190744
Scarborough, UK32 contributions
Restoration
Mar 2020
We had purchased online an extremely battered canvas (from 1914) signed by the Swiss artist Louis Moilliet that had at some point been torn from its frame. The paint in some areas had begun to flake off, and the condition overall was frankly appalling. We were recommended to consult York Fine Arts about the possibility of restoration, and have been absolutely delighted with the restorer's work.

The delicate canvas has been backed to prevent further damage, and the paintwork restored to its original condition. Not only has the restoration turned out much better than we could have expected: communications about the work (estimate, time for completion, etc) were excellent from the start. We have no hesitation in recommending the gallery. A historic painting has been brought back to life!
Written January 11, 2021
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Karen P
1 contribution
Amazing customer service
Nov 2020 • Solo
The service and attention to detail I received with a recent purchase was outstanding - excellent. I purchased a Philip Hearsey sculpture as a surprise 40th birthday present during lockdown. Even though I could not go into the gallery, the process was made so easy and all members of staff - Philip, Kirsty and Alex - went above and beyond by delivering it by hand to ensure it arrived when my partner was out of the house. I can’t thank them enough.
Written December 16, 2020
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Lesley P
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Lesley P
Jul 2020
We have recently purchased a Terry Grundy painting from York Fine Arts and we where highly delighted with the attention, knowledge and service given to us by Deanna. So much so, we returned several weeks later to purchase an Alex Hill painting for my husbands 60th birthday. Many thanks to all at York Fine Arts.
Written July 29, 2020
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Thank you for your glowing review and your kind words regarding the gallery and the service you received from Deanna. We are thrilled to hear that your two new paintings are being thoroughly enjoyed, particularly as one was given for such a special, hallmark occasion. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know about your experience. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery in the future! In the meantime, we hope you will both continue to enjoy your new paintings for many years to come.
Written August 11, 2020
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thomrp
London, UK5 contributions
Great selection of art in York
Jul 2019
We visited this fantastic gallery while on a recent trip to York. There's a broad selection of quality art available, and the staff were attentive in taking time to talk about our preferences and make suggestions accordingly. Definitely worth a visit if you're a fan and collector of beautiful paintings!
Written September 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your experience at York Fine Arts. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and found our staff helpful. We do hope you'll come back to visit us again soon!
Written October 31, 2019
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Spawnofthedevil
Castleford3 contributions
Much more than a shop to browse around.
Sep 2019
It is very rare to find people who are as knowledgable and enthusiastic as found here. I travelled many miles to leave an old 1860's painting to be restored and subsequently framed. The price quoted was fair and and remained fixed when payment was made. The quality of the restoration is superb and the painting will now take pride of place in our living room. I wouldnt hesitate in recommending them for a similar service and look forward to re-visiting the shop soon.
Written September 9, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback about the gallery and our restoration service. It was an absolute pleasure to help restore 'Sarah' to her former glory; the fine work of our restorer never ceases to amaze and delight even us! We hope you and your family will enjoy your restored painting for many, many years to come and look forward to welcoming you to the gallery on your next visit to York.
Written September 10, 2019
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Gregg M
Rochester, UK652 contributions
WHEN MY PRIMIUM BOND COMES UP WILL BE SPENDING IT HERE
Sep 2019
When my premium bond comes up I shall be spending it here . My wife and I are working class , we pop into galleries now and again . Due to Alans most gentlemanly ,charismatic , welcome it made the whole experience wishing we had the money to purchase TRUE art , none of this, " dot goes for a walk becomes a line " nonsense. The collection is wonderful , if you have the propensity for fine art then visit here. Will be back for sure ,funds permitting . Much gratitude to Alan .
Written September 9, 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a glowing review about your visit to the gallery and the service you received from Alan. We believe art should be enjoyed by everyone; so it really means the world to us that you felt welcome and at home in our care. Regardless of funds, we very much hope you will come back to see us, say hello and enjoy our collection in the future. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both, Gregg and Heather!
Written September 9, 2019
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Dreamer792287
1 contribution
Brilliantly curated selection in the heart of York
Sep 2018 • Couples
My partner and I have stopped in at York Fine Arts on several occasions on our trips to the city over the years. The gallery features an excellent range of beautiful paintings over several floors and lots of work by local artists, and the staff are knowledgable and have always been great in taking their time to help me find exactly the kind of thing I've been looking for. A great shop, highly recommended!
Written October 20, 2018
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Thank you for your kind words about the gallery, our staff and our service and for taking the time to let us know about your experience at York Fine Arts. We are thrilled to hear that you have enjoyed yourself on multiple visits over the years and even more so to hear that we helped to make adding to your collection an easy, pleasurable experience. Helping people to discover the right piece of art for them is one of our greatest delights! Thank you again for your review. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit!
Written September 9, 2019
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Joanna A
London, UK11 contributions
Unique art shop - definitely worth a visit
Aug 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend and I were visiting York for the day and decided to pop into this gallery as we spotted a painting we liked the look of in the window. The shop was great with loads of choice, with super friendly and helpful staff - make sure you check out the top room!
Written September 24, 2018
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Dear Joanna, Thank you for your recent trip to York Fine Arts and for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We are so pleased to hear that you were delighted by our wide selection of fine art and the friendly service you received from our dedicated staff. As a family-owned and independent business, your personal feedback means so very much. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery in the future, and hope that you will not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance in the meantime. Warm regards, Deanna Dawkins Gallery Manager
Written September 25, 2018
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CharlesFrench
London, UK2 contributions
A gem in Yorkshire
Sep 2018 • Couples
My girlfriend and I visited York for a couple of days on a short trip of Yorkshire last week and came across York Fine Arts while walking down one of the older commerce streets, just after 'The Shambles' and before the Minster. From the initial peeking through the eye catching window we explored the 3 floors of the gallery and discovered a whole treasure chest of breathtaking oil paintings, prints and bronze scultptures. Being an artist herself, my girlfriend was in art heaven!
We spent a good 30minutes witnessing some spectacular works of traditional local landscape scenes and more contemporary interpretations.
The staff were very well informed and very helpful when asked about certain scenes and artists. They even let me use the toilet!
In response to the last review of the salesperson coming across arrogant, it seemed to me that he just had a very unique sense of humour, which was more charming than anything. If I wanted to be talked to like a robot then I would visit any other chain, but the owner showed individual character, much like the gallery itself!
A must place to visit when visiting York.
Wonderful!
Written September 21, 2018
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Dear Charles, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at York Fine Arts. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit and found it as full of charm, character and quality fine art as we do. Our team of staff work very hard to ensure our visitors have a positive experience, so we thank you for taking the time to leave us such wonderful feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery in the future. Warm regards, Deanna Dawkins Gallery Manager
Written September 25, 2018
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James S
Peterborough, UK27 contributions
Arrogant
Sep 2018 • Solo
Enquired about picture that I thought would look good in my home. Sales person arrogant and condescending couldn't be bothered to get up out of his chair to show me what I was after. Implied I would not be able to afford. One should not judge a person by their attire, when I could have purchased the picture with no trouble from my current bank account. Their loss found a great picture elsewhere
Written September 5, 2018
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Dear James, I am sorry to hear that you feel you did not experience the warmth and high standards of service our clients have come to expect from York Fine Arts, but thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. During busy periods, it can be difficult to leave the desk unattended, which means that we cannot always physically guide clients to areas of the gallery as we can when multiple members of staff are available. However, a busy period does not excuse the fact that you perceived this to be arrogance or some kind of judgement based on your attire; this is certainly not the kind of impression the gallery would ever wish to impart upon any of our patrons. I would very much like to make this right, so should you wish to add to your collection again in the future, I would be happy to personally arrange a home viewing or private appointment to ensure you receive our full, undivided attention and an experience that is more in keeping with our high standards of excellence. Warm regards, Deanna Dawkins Gallery Manager info@yorkfinearts.co.uk
Written September 25, 2018
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