A show home on a new housing development near Thirsk has been turned into an art gallery showcasing the work of a Yorkshire-based artist.

Twenty-four pieces of art produced by Judy Sale have been hung on the walls of The Gillamoor show home at Mulberry Home Yorkshire’s development, known as The Oaks, at Sowerby.This unique collaboration between a house-builder and artist coincides with the opening of three new show homes.

Given the size of the £420,000 Gillamoor property – one of only two being built on the entire development – Mulberry Homes Yorkshire approached Judy to see if she would be willing to display her work around the three floors of the home.

Sales and Marketing Manager David Meacham explained: “This is our most contemporary looking house and because it is so different from our other new homes we wanted to do something really original to mark its opening as a show home.

“The home has been carpeted and painted throughout but the only other things people will see when they look around are Judy’s fantastic pieces of art. We are delighted to be able to exhibit the work of such an acclaimed local artist and we hope people will enjoy them and the property.”

Judy, an American who now lives in Haworth, near Bradford, is an artist and interior designer who has worked around the world.

She says: “Normally my work is exhibited in art galleries so when Mulberry Homes asked if I would be interested in displaying my work in their new show home I was intrigued.

“People often buy art after moving into and furnishing a home but I hope that by seeing my work in an unfurnished home, it will get them to reverse the process and actually get them thinking about the furniture that will go with the artwork they have bought.

“Original art is more than just decoration so I am looking forward to seeing how people react to it when they visit the home.”

All 24 pieces of Judy’s work in display in The Gillamoor is available to buy. Prices range from just over £100 to around £2,000. Two other new show properties, a four-bedroom ‘Spaunton’ home and a four-bedroom ‘Ravensworth’ home, are now also open to view.

Mr Meacham added: “Sales at The Oaks are going well but we hope with the opening of the new show homes and with the traditional spring house buying season just around the corner, that there will be even more interest in the coming months.

“Certainly we hope that Judy’s artwork will encourage visitors, even if they are only interested in viewing her work.”

More information on The Gillamoor show home is available here.

More information on Judy Sale is available from her website.