British Landscape Paintings
I’m mesmerised by the effects of light: how sunlight breaks through clouds, how the rain clouds bring drama to the high moorland landscape, how sunsets create contrasts that defy description with just words. 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!
Painting the sea is a real joy. Seascapes are always challenging because the sea is in a constant state of flux, with tides, winds and the weather dominating the scene. Blackpool is a favourite place to paint but also Whitby and the Welsh coastline along the Llyn Peninsula in the north and Pembrokeshire to the south. The sea has drama, light and shade, holidaymakers, ice cream and sometimes even sunshine.
When I paint a seascape I’m always trying to capture the movement of light on the sea because this movement never stops – it’s a constantly changing battle between nature, which never wants to stay constant, and the painting, which is of its very nature a motionless freeze-frame capturing of a single moment, perhaps from a single hour within a single day. Of course I never truly ‘win’ the battle, but sometimes I’m nevertheless happy with the painted result! On this site you’ll find a range of my seascape paintings – hopefully you’ll find one that you love.
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