Archive for September, 2012

Special Hardback Signed Editions of ‘Weevil & Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables & Tales’ Now available!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

‘If you are a fan of Edgar Allen Poe, Tim Burton, Aesop’s Fables, and / or Grimm’s Fairy Tales… then you might find yourself enjoying these fine tales.

These farables were written for not only young adults but people of all ages. They are designed to engage the reader is pondering the decisions, actions and consequences of each character. For example, in the farable, “Dream Stalker Robert and his Band of Midnight Walkers”, it could be argued the protagonist actually evolves into more of an antagonist. Robert is wooing a young girl, vexed by her beauty, and relentlessly pursues her – regardless of whether she’s interested in him or not. This invites debate as to whether the reader believes the that the boy is actually courting the girl rather than stalking her, as the pursuit of how relationships blossom have dramatically changed in the past hundred years. The concept and design of each story is meant to invite debate and discussion that can occur through forums and blogs for our readers and thus create debate and further interest in that farable.

The seven farables in this compendium deal with a myriad of subject matters such as stalking, infatuation, inner and outer appearance, abandonment, suicide, betrayal, and anorexia.’

- Mark Roush

Support the work of author Mark Roush and illustrator Carla Lee, Hard bound special edition copies of Weevil & Nightshade are now available! One of the stories from the book, ‘Persephone’ is being made into an animated film and brilliant goodies such as hardbound book copies, dvds of the film, signed limtied edition illustration prints from me and even CHOCOLATES are up for grabs! Support this project by following the link below!

Ending Time: 12th October, so please don’t delay!

Wensleydale Gallery Exhibition NOW on! 17th Sept – 15 Oct 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

‘A Yorkshire Lad and Lass’

17 Sep 2012 – 15 Oct 2012

Unit 1 Herriot Court, Leyburn Business Park
Leyburn Business Park
North Yorkshire

Telephone: +44 01969 623488


Wensleydale Galleries proudly present an exhibition of work by young artists ; Carla-Lee and Jody Peck, 2 exciting new talents, with very differing styles, and both hailing from Yorkshire!
Carla Lee is an Illustrator and Artist based in Yorkshire, England. She has a passion for traditional artwork and creates detailed hand drawn depictions of varying subject matter. Carla specializes in the medium of biro pen, and her work generally starts with a sketchbook, pens and an imagination fuelled by the desire to create.
Previously she has exhibited at The Art Station in Huddersfield and has illustrated Mark Roush’s book “Weevil and Nightshade’s Compendium of Farables and Tales”. Mumford and Sons are amongst those who own her work!

Jody Peck is an artist from a village called Bellerby in Wensleydale.
He has painted all his life and as such, his work covers a wide variety of subjects and mediums, with wildlife and portraiture featuring heavily. Recently he has focused on oil painting as it ” has no limitations!” The life-like quality of his animal paintings has won him many admirers in the local area, and he is widely sought after for commissions.
Jody studied locally at The Wensleydale School, and is an active member of the Yoredale Art Group.

Admission prices

  • Ticket Price price: £0.00

Opening times

  • 17 Sep 2012 to 15 Oct 2012
  • Monday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Thursday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Friday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
  • Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
  • BankHoliday 00:00 – 00:00