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We are delighted to introduce you to our brand-new artist Jake Attree, a prominent oil painter who joined Contemporary Six in June 2017. Born in York in 1950, Attree lives and works in a huge mill complex in Dean Clough, Halifax. You can find his artwork in York Art Gallery, Leeds Art Gallery, Bradford Museums and Galleries, and Hartlepool City Art Gallery to name but a few. Attree has shown widely across Europe and the United States.  


This August, Contemporary Six would like to invite you to our annual Summer Exhibition. The show brings together a number of the North West’s leading contemporary artists to exhibit an eclectic selection of work under one roof. The Preview Evening will take place on August 17 2017 from 17:00-20:00. If you wish to attend please RSVP to



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It has been an incredible year for Adam Ralston. Last weekend, Adam won first prize in the 'Pintar Rapido' Competition, if you haven't heard of it before, it's the UK’s biggest plein-air painting competition held in London city centre.


The challenge that takes hundreds of artists to the streets of London to "capture the spirit of the city in one day".


As well as winning this prestigious award, in 2017 Adam has been granted membership in the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts.


His oil paintings have also been exhibited with the New English Art Club, as well as the Royal Society of British Artists.


At the beginning of July, Alan James Thompson dropped off four new paintings of the iconic British countryside. The four pieces can be seen in Contemporary Six next to Adam Ralston's latest paintings of the Tower Bridge, London.


It’s fascinating to see the legacy Thompson leaves today due to sixty years of painting outdoors. Undeniabley, he inspires younger artists to return to the traditional technique of plein air.


Thompson's original landscapes are perfect if you are looking to begin an art collection inclusive of an experienced and consistent Northern painter. His works have been exhibited at Oldham Gallery, Stockport Art Gallery and Salford Art Gallery. Thompson's works have also been selected for the Royal Academy and the Royal Scottish Academy.