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The Fylingdales Group of Artists

The Fylingdales Group of Artists  1975 - 1985

Membership of 22 artists.

Lowe Bill

Resigned 2004    Died.2006

  A self taught artist, was born in Wharfdale, Yorkshire, where he painted for many years. he moved to Scarborough in 1965 and still feels that the Greater Scarborough area is one of the finest painting areas in the country. An active member of the Group and other North Eastern Societies where he would regularly exhibit. His seascapes and landscapes are in many private and corporate collections at home and abroad. Sadly due to ill health Bill has reluctantly resigned from the Group in 2004.

After a long battle with illness, Bill Lowe died of an heart attack at the end of June, 2006. Bill was born in Wharfedale where he later painted his airy pictures of the Dales before moving to Scarborough in 1965. He enjoyed membership of art societies in Ilkley, Otley and the West Riding before leaving for the coast and the greater Scarborough area, where he joined St. Martin’s Group which later amalgamated with the harbour side Group. He was elected to join the Fylingdales Group of Artists in 1976 and achieved success with his work in both watercolour and oils largely inspired by the Spa town and its environs. He became a very reliable, valued and quietly enthusiastic member. His seascapes and landscapes are to be found in private and corporate collections at home and abroad. Bill’s painting and friendship will be missed by us all.

  Entry written by Neville Gray.

Webster P.




Jamieson J. Mr




Allen Ken




Freeman John Present Member


Gray Neville

1923 - 2012

 Member 1978 - 2012

Neville Gray was born in Scarborough in 1923 and has now retired from the photographic business of which he was managing director. He started painting in 1956 and is self taught, concentrating mainly on oil painting. He is the Hon. Vice president of Scarborough Art Society, and \President of St. Martin’s Art Club in Scarborough. He has exhibited widely at open exhibitions throughout the country and has many pictures in collections overseas.




Bradford Res. 1985



Taylor Will

Born 15/06/1942            Died 15/09/1998.

  Training:- Middlesbrough College of Art 1957 - 1961

Personal statement:- My subject matter is mainly landscape; the landscape of Danby dale where I live, and the surrounding North Yorkshire Moors. Northumberland, especially Holy Island, holds a special fascination too. The inevitable seasonal changes, night and day and the extremes of weather, bringing with them endless variations of light, colour and mood, provide the inspiration and focus for my painting and printmaking. While landscape features in my linocuts, I am occasionally drawn to the dramatic imagery of Industrial Teesside or the unique and fascinating shapes of Yorkshire cobbles. Their boldness of form and colour offer limitless possibilities for the medium of printmaking. (Buried.  Church of St.Hilda, Danby, N.Yorkshire.)

Collections and commissioned work.    ICI, Glaxo UK Operations Limited, Ensign Limited, British Telecom.                     Taken from Will Taylor's membership file.     


Maskell A. (Mrs)



Peaty J.




Curtis David Present Member


Verity Colin                Born 1924 - Died June 2011

COLIN VERITY -  R.I.B.A., R.S.M.A.  Marine Artist.

Member of The Fylingdales Group of Artists since 1982 - died 24th June 2011

Born in Darwen, Lancashire 1924.

School :- Hull’s Malet Lambeth School, encouraged to visit the docks and draw ships from life by Gussie Cooper.

Studied at School of Architecture , Hull University. RAF pilot during the 2nd world war.

 In later life he would make radio controlled aircraft. Principle Architect Hull City Architects Department.  

Married to Stella Smale for 50 years, 1 son (artist)` 3 daughters.  Following her death

Married artist Sonia Josephine Raven-Ainly 2003 Died peacefully at home 24th June 2011 in the East Riding of Yorkshire.


National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Lloyds of London, Sultan of Oman, Sultan of Brunei, John Betjeman, HRH Duke of Gloucester.

Many private and corporate collections both home and abroad. His paintings can be  found in 17 different countries.

Finalist in Hunting Group Art Awards in 1980 Life Member of Royal Society of Marine Artists

He won three Mystic Seaport Museum (Connecticut, USA) international art awards.

1982 Commission to design a poster for the World Shippping Society.

In 2003, (age 79) Major Retrospective A Glance Astern at Hull Maritime Museum. Book published entitled A Glance Astern. To accompany the exhibition.

Elected to The Fylingdales Group of Artists 1982, Exhibited yearly at their Annual Exhibition at Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby. May- June 2011,

President Hornsea Art Society

Williams Fred

Born 1930.     Died. 1986

Wife: Teresa

A prominent Yorkshire artist was a founder member of the Yorkshire Water Colour Society, a member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators. Born in Manchester in 1930, his varied career, after an apprenticeship in engineering, including draughtsman, Outward Bound Instructor and art teacher.  He became a professional artist in 1976, based originally in Staithes and later in Whitby. Tragically he had only 9 years in which to develop his talent and skills. He is, however, considered by many as having been the most outstanding marine artist in this region during his working life. He conveyed in his work the great strength and sensitivity of his personality. His tremendous enthusiasm, vitality and humour not only heightened the quality of his work but greatly inspired his pupils and affected those who knew him. he had exhibited at the Royal Society of Marine Artists and his work has been shown in many private galleries including ones in Harrogate, York, Sheffield, Helmsley, Malton, Scarborough, Cumbria and Berkhamstead. he held one man exhibitions in Whitby (1981) Oban, Aldeburgh and Scarborough. he had undertaken artwork for the National Trust in Yorkshire, Northumberland, Cumbria and Cambridge.(Taken from exhibition catalogue 'Exhibition of Works of the late Fred Williams 1930-1986 At the Pannet Art Gallery 15th September - 4th October 1987)


Micklethwaite Don  Present Member(   (1936 -


Binns Geoff

Moved to Spain to live and work 2003

A Yorkshireman , Geoff was an RAF Officer and a Pilot in the Second World War. He became disabled at 50 years old when he entered York College of Art. He held his first one man exhibition in the new College Building. In recent years until 1990 he taught Art around North Yorkshire. Although no longer able to sculpt, he continues to paint portraits and Landscapes. He exhibits in and around North Yorkshire. He moved to Spain to live and continues to paint, although no longer able to exhibit with the Group.


Rands Angus

Resigned 1983



Glydden B.

Resigned 1996


Hunter Tony Died February 2015

Originally from Beverley and then Hornsea, he moved to Easingwold in 1984. Tony started painting while living in Hornsea and was secretary and later vice President of the Hornsea Art Society. That society was formed by the late prestigious Harry Hudson Rodmell and whose president was Colin Verity. Their influence has been a major influence and inspiration in his work.

His subjects were the fast disappearing old villages and towns of this country trying to get a sense of atmosphere before we become a land of one large piece of concrete.                                            

He also exhibited with Francis Iles Fine Art in Rochester.

Tony Hunter had a lively interest in history and engineering, and a deep love of the Ridings of Yorkshire. These combine together with a touch of humour to show the unitiated the beautiful lines of motorcars of the 30’s and 40’s, and the unspoilt villages and countryside of the Ridings.

Dealtry William

17th April 1915 -        Died 31st December 2007

An impressionist artist whose spontaneity of touch took a lifetime of practice and observation to perfect, William Dealtry who has died aged 92, was a landscape painter who used both oil and watercolour. His subjects were sky, moor-land, mountain, sea and the shadows cast upon them. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Watercolour Society and was a member of The Fylingdales Group of Artists.He was born in York, trained as a chemist and worked at Rowntrees’ chocolate factory in the research department. He studied at the York School of Art and was a pupil and great friend of Yorkshire Artists Fred Lawson, who for many years illustrated and wrote a column in The Dalesman. He loved to look at pictures and talk about painting to fellow artists, friends and family and he was a great admirer of Edward Seago. William married Flora Macpherson in 1940, moving from York to Burton Fleming in East Yorkshire and later to Pickering where he taught art and ran a picture framing and craft shop. His paintings reflected his love of the moors and sea with subjects mainly of North Yorkshire and its rugged coastline, but the North West Coast of Scotland was his second love and he spent many of his holidays painting in the Scottish hills around Gairloch, West Rossshire, which was the home of his wife’s parents. He also included many parts of Britain, Europe and New Zealand.Wherever he went he would always take a sketch pad with him and his two minute sketches would be transposed to canvas on return to his studio. William never stopped painting and his enthusiasm remained undiminished throughout his life, and after suffering a stroke which left him paralysed down his right side, he struggled to adapt to painting with his left hand. After William’s stroke Flora, his wife for 65 happy years, nursed him lovingly until her death from cancer in 2005. He died peacefully in his sleep leaving four children, a son Michael and three daughters, Ann, Jennifer and Susan, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. An exhibition of his paintings will be held later this year in the Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford, Oxon, to celebrate his lifetime of painting.


Carter John

Born 1931 - Died. April 16th 2007

Secretary 1994- 2004


Past Members

1925 - 1926

Membership of 12 Artists

1926- 1928

Membership of 16 Artists

1929- 1937

Membership of 20 Artists

1938- 1947

Membership of 22 Artists

1948 - 1965

1965 - 1975

1975 - 1985

1986 - 1995

1996 -  2005

2005 - 2015

Next members 1986 - 1995

More pictures from Tony available here.

By kind permission:-Private collection, Belgium



John Carter. D.A. (Edin), N.D.D., A.T.D.

25th February 1931-  16th April 2007

Born East Cleveland 1931 and trained at the Middlesbrough & Edinburgh Colleges of Art where he graduated in 1952. After National Service, took an Art teacher’s Diploma at King’s College, Newcastle, 1955. Later worked in Art Education for 35 years. After 15 SOLO EXHIBITIONS BY INVITATION mainly in PUBLIC ART GALLERIES, he  regularly contributed work to numerous mixed, selected, open & group exhibitions throughout U.K. His paintings may be seen in many public and private collections both at home and abroad. He worked from a purpose-built studio in Guisborough . A requiem Mass was held at Guisborough Parish Church on Monday 23rd April 2007.

Statement.    I make direct drawing responses to landscape employing a range of media and techniques; this work feeds the imagination, rouses emotions and helps to provide studio paintings, which have lives of their own, independent of the subject and with relationships of line, pattern and structure emerging from the act of looking. Each work is an adventure into the unknown and an expression of the total experience involved.

Some of the pictures that John had been working on prior to his death © the estate of John Carter 2007

From a private collector