Latest update below: Making Landscape Art in 2019
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.
Why do I make this kind of art?
Growing up in the countryside meant I spent every day that wasn't raining outside in the landscape, surrounded by its wonder and magic
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.
It's why I make British landscape paintings and art prints now
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 2019
Updated: 6 Aug 2019
I'm pleased to say the current Summer Exhibition at The Pyramid Gallery in York is well underway, with four of my original oil paintings on display.
The opening for the exhibition was a delight, with so many talented artist's artwork to see. A wide variety of subjects, approaches, mediums and disciplines makes the show an interesting browse. It was also great to meet the appreciative visitors. The exhibition is worth a pop along because you never know, something unique and original might be waiting for you to make it yours, if you're lucky and it's not already been taken.
As for making art since my last update here, the weather combined with poorly cars, has proved rather frustrating. I've not managed to get much outdoor painting done since Bamburgh, though I'd had big plans for this Summer (…what Summer?).
Other tasks like updating this website and doing accounts have also crowded in. There's a business side to being an artist that has to be given attention and it's always a challenge, because so many paintings and prints whisper in your ear – yes, they do that! There's always a queue of artwork waiting to be brought into being. It's a complete myth that artist's are deserted by their muse. The trouble with an artist's muse is actually turning the blooming thing off. The pain an artist grapples with, is not the absence, or fabled fickleness of inspiration. Instead, it's the pain of frustration with not having enough hours in the day for all the paintings and linocuts clamouring to be realised. Ah, I'm sounding like a complainer and I'm really not – there are far worse troubles to be beset by.
I've been grafting hard on the business side of things and it's showing signs of bearing fruit. Building a 'shopping basket' for this website is well underway – hurray! (My, it's torturous) Making my website 'ecommerce' has been on my to-do list for far too long. You'll be able to share in my linocuts, giclée prints, art cards and books easily
soon …by the end of the year, I promise…
I've also written about, and published the 5 reasons I'm a landscape oil painter and Why creating Yorkshire Art makes me a better artist to this website. It's the most I've attempted to write so far and I hope it's an interesting and, in some parts, lightly entertaining read.
So 'onward', as they say. I'm optimistic my poorly motor car will be fixed soon and some dry sunny weather will head our way too. Then it'll be happy days! Keep an eye out for me painting in Whitby.
Oh I nearly forgot to remind you I'll be supporting artist, Kate Pettitt with a few of my pieces in a little informal exhibition in Castlegate House, York, over the August Bank Holiday weekend (23-26 August 2019). Something for your diaries.
Buying my paintings and linocuts for sale
Updated: 26 October 2018
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 (2018), though other work took priority.
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