Many years ago I painted a night time picture of the Shambles in the city centre of york. I was very lucky and once had a flat in Kings Square literally at the end of the Shambles and was able to pop down any time of day and night. I found the best time was in the wee small hours of the morning when the city slept (except 2020 for obvious reasons!). If you were really lucky you would find it deserted., by pure chance one night it snowed. Getting to the Shambles on a snowy night before the snow got disturbed was a beautiful sight to behold. Thus the Silent Night series was born, strangly beacuse this picture was so dark and brooding was tucked it away and really didint push print sales. Then one day it took centre of the shop window as we neared Christmas and it took off! I have added to the series almost every year and now there are 9 Silent Night oil paintings and 2 watercolours.
Below you will find the entire collection so far, take a look.