British Landscape Paintings
I’m a Lancashire artist inspired by the landscape of the West Pennine Moors. I love this area’s changing seasons, misty hills, high grassland and deeply wooded cloughs. The changing light and variable weather provide a new challenge every day. The Pennines are a contrast of wild and uninhabited moors and busy, industrial towns and painting them is a constant challenge but it’s a challenge that I relish. My paintings are a way of exploring the landscape visually; understanding how it works, why the colours are so beautiful, and why the whole landscape is so much more than the sum of its parts.
I’m mesmerised by the effects of light: how sunlight breaks through clouds, how the rain clouds bring drama to the high moorland landscape. Colours amaze me: subtle greys and pale misty tints in the woods in the rain, the fresh green of new leaves in the spring, the contrasting reds, orange and blues of a dramatic sunset over the sea. Faces and figures intrigue me: strangers, portraits of loved-ones and relatives, and quick sketches of fellow passengers on the train. If I can capture the essence of these things in my paintings, I’m very, very happy!
Paintings of Lancashire
Paintings of Yorkshire
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Painting the sea is a real joy. I’ve often painted scenes like the seascape above. Blackpool is a favourite, but also Whitby and the Welsh coastline along the Llyn Peninsula in the north and Pembrokeshire in the south. The sea has drama, light and shade, Punch and Judy, ice cream and sunshine.