Green art prints March 21, 2019 07:51

It is easy to search for art prints by colour on this web site. Just go to the top of the page and use the search bar. It is that easy. 

Some art prints are more green than others.

Of course all prints with green in them will appear but it does help to narrow your selection down. 

Happy browsing.

How long does it take to do a painting. March 17, 2019 22:29

Customers often ask me how long it takes to do a painting. My usual glib answer that gets some strange looks is "Oh, about 60 years".

OK, that may sound a little too flippant and arrogant but it is pretty near the truth.

When I was a practicing graphic designer most projects were rigorously charged by the hour which made costings easy but made little business sense (like the time I designed a drinks coaster for a client for a few pounds before the client decided to use the logo created for his entire branding).

So, how long does it take to create a painting? A few minutes; a few hours; days or years?

The answer is all of the above.

Sometimes the concept for a painting comes in a flash but takes ages to bring to fruition; if it actually makes out of the studio at all. And other times ideas develop for one painting whilst actually working on another.

The truth is I don't log my time spent on paintings because it is not important. I am on a journey of discovery without a map or a time restraint (until I keel over).

I think the reason why collectors like my paintings is that they act as triggers to their own imaginations as much as my imagination triggered the idea for the painting in the first place. 

As fresh as a cow pat in a summer meadow.

See, I have already triggered your imagination to that delightful event. There's a thought to conjure with.

Now where did I leave my brush?

How to buy art online in the UK March 17, 2019 07:05

Deciding what art to buy for your home or office is a personal thing. So let's get personal.

Trying to buy art online in the UK just got easier!

Simply connect with an artist directly. Start locally and work outwards from there. You can obviously buy your art online without ever meeting an artist but it can add to the fun if you do.

Most artists love it when someone contacts them if only to get some direct feedback from those people who love their art.

So get your digits searching and start from closer to home and reach out to your local artists. If you live in Yorkshire here is a link to get you started.

That's the way to do it. Honest.

Blue art prints are the new black March 13, 2019 16:20

To be included in this collection of blue art prints each artwork had to contain a large percentage of the blue colour spectrum.

Blue taps into our love of nature; well we do live on the blue planet! Blue art prints - especially deep blue ones like this Byland Abbey one - are a great way to accessorise predominantly white room settings. Opting for dark blue and white colour schemes offer a stylish alternative to black or grey and white schemes.

We hope this collection of blue art prints triggers some ideas for your decorative ambitions.

My aluminium prints are selling all over the UK March 13, 2019 14:55

No matter how many prints I sell it always gives me a real buzz when UK art collectors send me photos of my aluminium prints displayed in their homes.

Thanks go to Emma from London UK for buying these two aluminium prints. Gorge is pictured on the left and Creation on the right.

Grey on grey. Great!

Fine art printing March 8, 2019 04:51

When you buy our Open Edition Art Prints on paper you can choose from eight types of fine art papers which give a different look to your print.

Here is some added information to help you make an informed choice of paper to suit your selected image. There are no rules, just trust your instincts!

Dog Training inspired by Church Field Haxby, York September 20, 2018 10:35

After the Rally on a wood print September 19, 2018 22:29

New art prints now available from only £22 September 19, 2018 22:28

Let's start by personalising your iPhone or Galaxy smartphone.

OK, some of you may feel that tech tagging is tacky but bear with me.

36 of my images are now available for personalised printing onto a durable cover for your phone and I will be adding more in the coming weeks. 

If you don't see your favourite McBride image just let me know and I will add it to the range (subject to suitability of the image).

Some purists out there think that reproduction of art on mass media products is a bit tacky and de-values the original art but the reverse is true. We see prints of the Mona Lisa and Hockney's Splash all over the place but would love to own the originals.

I rest my (phone) case. Groan.

Vitality show at Blue Tree Gallery, York August 7, 2018 07:15

Vitality show at Blue Tree Gallery, York

Another original painting leaps off the page into the home of a collector in Nottingham October 7, 2016 22:39

Discover your ideal gift on this comprehensive artist owned website.

New original painting added today September 1, 2016 11:49

Just added another original painting to my website. This painting is only available here and is ideal for a modern monochrome interior.

Sale success July 8, 2016 12:18

Only eight days in and I have had a great response to my Sale.

Thanks so much to everyone who has responded.

Francis Bacon at Tate Liverpool June 7, 2016 05:06

Saw the Francis Bacon show at Tate Liverpool yesterday. Very inspiring to see so many of Bacon's paintings together.

Also saw a Franz Kline painting for the first time since 1970. Brill.

New original paintings exclusive to this site have been added. April 25, 2016 11:24

It has been a very busy time keeping up with the demand for my work since January so I have had little time to add new work to my web site.

I have been desperately trying to hold work back from shows and galleries to offer work direct to you, my collectors so here goes.

There are two new paintings for starters and hopefully more to follow soon.

The first one is Parade in York which is a real tour de force of colour.

From the same stable is Gay Parade. All will be revealed on the page so to speak. I hope you like them and welcome any comments of course.

New weather related Art Prints added March 9, 2016 15:48

A thought came to me as suddenly as the outdoor toilet door bursting open in a gale. (notice how polite I am being here). 

When I first put my new site together at the back end of last year I only added some of the 70 plus Art Print titles that I have published. I thought it was about time I added some of the missing ones. So take a look at Blustery Day and A Sudden Gust of Wind for starters. You will be blown away...


Art lovers love a bargain. Fact. February 9, 2016 18:58

I decided to test the market with a whopping 40% off all purchases on my site on the run up to Valentines Day and discovered that many of you art lovers really do love a bargain. Particularly the collector from Harrogate who bought my Fryup Dale original painting.

I am not sure that I will be making a habit of being so generous considering I do have the physique of a true Yorkshireman after all; short arms and deep pockets.

Any road up. Thanks to everyone who took advantage of my offer and I look forward to sharing some new work with you soon.

40% OFF everything for Valentines January 21, 2016 15:52 2 Comments

We're together!

I'm feeling the love and to celebrate I am offering 40% off all of the artworks in my store until 8 February 2016.

Get into your partner's good books and place your order now!

Simply enter the code Valentines 16 at the checkout to receive your discount.

Love, love, love.....

Priory Arts show was a great success. January 18, 2016 16:53

There was a good attendance at the Priory Arts show and I had some good sales.

Time to crack on with my commissions from Sutcliffe Gallery in Harrogate and Leaping Hare gallery in Easingwold.


Busy, busy...

Now showing at Priory Arts January 16, 2016 11:11

For this weekend only. 16 and 17 January 2016. Open 10am to 4pm.

The Priory Arts Exhibition is this weekend!

From Friday until Sunday, 10am - 4pm each day, come down to Priory Cottages & Wedding Venue and see 18 inspirational artists work exhibited in the lovely surroundings. There's also a coffee shop for a drink and slice of cake!

Here are some of my paintings which will be on show.


Now represented by Sutcliffe Contemporary, Harrogate January 16, 2016 11:06

Continuing on from my success at the Great North Art Show in Ripon and the Platform Open exhibition in Harrogate; I am now being represented by the Sutcliffe Contemporary gallery in Montpelier Street, Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

I am really looking forward to further developing my theme of crowds for the foreseeable future.

Looking forward to showing at the Platform Open Exhibition September 23, 2015 09:28

Platform Open Annual Art Exhibition is an exciting new non-profit exhibition showcasing the work of established and emerging contemporary artists from across the UK.

Work from a wide range of media including painting, drawing, photography, film, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, glass, sculpture and installation will be on show.

Platform’s aim is to present an exhibition of distinctive, engaging and visionary work that represents the best contemporary art being made.

So please make a note in your diary to attend this exciting new art event.


Platform Open Art Exhibition

Morphets Of Harrogate, 6 Albert Street

Harrogate, HG1 1JL

Contact: Exhibition Coordinator Heidi Donohoe,

Exhibition Opening Times (free admission)

Friday 2nd October Private View 6pm – 9pm

Saturday 3rd October 10-6pm
Sunday 4th October 10-4pm

Free For All, original painting by yours truly, Neil McBride

See me at the Great North Art Show September 3, 2015 11:12

This is the second year of my showing at this prestigious show in Ripon, North Yorkshire.

Last year I was pleasantly surprised to win the accolade of best selling painter in the show. Not bad for a newcomer to the show. Let's hope I can achieve the same result this year although the competition is fierce.

The Great North Art Show runs until 20 September 2015 and is open 10 - 4.30 daily.

This is a quality show of art which benefits the cathedral with exposure and added funds so please pop along and take a look. It's FREE!

Visitor numbers doubled. June 7, 2015 07:58

I had twice the number of visitors to my studio yesterday compared to last year. Still quite small numbers but eager buyers.