Prints of painting to be sold for flood fundraising appeal

Prints from a painting of Reeth are being sold to raise money for communities affected by the July flash floods.

The painting was created by acclaimed Leeds artist Rachel McNaughton, who has a cottage in Low Row.

It was commissioned by Jeremy and Anne Fish, whose family has a cottage near Gunnerside

Jeremy said: “We have frequented Swaledale for many years as have our family before us.  We love the area and the people and we have many happy memories of our visits.

“A few years ago we bought one of Rachel McNaughton’s paintings and since then we have acquired more. Recently, we asked if Rachel would paint us a picture of Reeth Village Centre.

“We were horrified by the recent floods that devastated Reeth and Grinton leaving many families without their homes, possessions and livelihoods.  And the aftermath continues to be a terrible trial for many.

“We have had some prints made up and are offering them for sale.”

The couple are selling the prints for £35 plus P&P with the profits to go to the Two Ridings Community Foundation, which is distributing funding.

The image is 14.5in by 9.5in and each comes with an ivory mount that is 20in by 15in.

All the prints are signed by the artist.

If you are interested if buying one email Jeremy at

The couple will also be selling the prints at the Arkengarthdale and Swaledale fundraiser on October 19 at when the artist will also be present.

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  1. What about Arkengarthdale, why isn’t it mentioned there was devastation there too. It should be three ridings, not two

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