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. 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. 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 painitng, 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!
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Born in Bolton, Lancashire, I’ve been selling online since the late 1990s and hundreds of my paintings have been sold to collectors worldwide. My studio is in Horwich. I’m married with three children.