British landscape paintings and original prints made by contemporary UK landscape artist, Lynne Roebuck. My fine art prints and paintings are original and unique to me, made using oils or lino. ("Contemporary" means ‘made by a living artist’)
What kind of art do I make?
I primarily paint landscape oil paintings and print limited edition linocut original prints. All my art, so far, is of the British countryside, seaside/coastline and its surrounding seas. My collection of original, unique art, currently includes Northumberland, Yorkshire, and The South Hams in Devon.
I work in my studio from reference and outside in front of the scene. My plein air paintings often form part of the reference for my studio paintings and prints. I'm always adding to my gallery of contemporary landscape paintings and prints, covering the North of England and the much painted Southern Counties.
Growing up in the countryside has shaped who I am today. So from the single blade of grass and the magical, mysterious thing we call a cloud, to the epic and breathtaking vista, it all still fascinates this kid.
This is why I make British landscape paintings and art prints
Britain is an artist's scenery paradise
Since visiting Devon, Northumberland, Cumbria, Lancashire, Pembrokeshire in Wales and Inverness in Scotland to name a few, I can safely say Yorkshire, where I'm based, is not alone in its distinctiveness and diversity of scenery. The variety is in fact a characteristic of the UK terrain from the tip of Scotland to the foot of Cornwall. It's not surprising that the British landscape has been represented by artists in paint and other media for more than 250 years.
Naturally, Yorkshire subjects dominate my collection at this time, though I'm always hopeful of being able to paint further afield. I already have many sketches, of 'foreign' parts elsewhere in the UK, waiting for me to work-up into finished art.
Making landscape art in 2018/19
Updated: 7 October 2018
I'm continuing to work steadily through my sketches of Devon and Northumberland locations. Hopefully, I'll finish a number of larger landscape paintings, and also linocut art prints, of these lovely places in the beginning of next year. I also have plans to use 'projects' to help with my productivity and artistic evolution in 2019. Projects where I concentrate on an aspect of how I make my art, or a specific location. Roseberry Topping and Whitby are candidates for place 'projects' next year (2019).
Changing light on land and sea
A definite project for 2019 is one focussed on studying light more closely. The weather is such a terrific feature of these Isles, because we're in the Northern Hemisphere and surrounded by the sea. So much so, that British landscape paintings without attention given to the light will never truly capture the beauty of our country IMHO.
Of course I have my website shopping basket to launch, finished paintings to varnish and frame, a range of giclée art prints to source and exhibitions to organise (no peace for the wicked?). Altogether, these are keeping me from my easel as 2018 winds down into winter.
The best place to buy my contemporary British landscape art prints and paintings, if you're in Yorkshire, UK, where I'm based is from my galleries. You'll be able to view my landscape art there and, in the case of my lino prints, choose between framed and unframed options. You'll also be able to ask questions and get advise about buying, framing, displaying and protecting original linocuts and paintings – and you won't pay extra for this extra service. They are welcoming, knowledgable, helpful people, who won't pressurize you to buy, so do visit them if you're in the area.
I'm currently working to make it possible to buy my landscape art from this website. I was hoping to achieve it last year (2017), though the goal posts on the internet itself seemed to be moving so it delayed things a little bit (understatement). I am well on with it now so hope to have it in place in the not too distant future though realistically, I doubt it'll be for Christmas 2018 I'm afraid.