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: 7 July 2019
After a great week spent up at Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, UK, I've been consumed by revamping this website… Just coming up for air long enough to write this.
A busy first half of 2019! Two art exhibitions completed and a week's intensive study at the beautiful site of the fairytale castle that is Bamburgh. I hope to publish more about my trip this year to the wonderful Northumberland beauty spot soon.
Being an artist is not all paint down your apron front and printmakers ink on your face… though there's a lot of both in my studio.
Would that it were. The rest of life comes crowding in the studio door unfortunately. Accounts need bringing up to date for the last tax year, and websites become overdue for a revamp, and for development. Even the most productive artist has to stop creative work for a while sometimes.
Since returning from Bamburgh, I've been on a mission to make this website an e-comm one, so you'll be able to easily pop lovely things in a basket to buy. The redesign I've just completed is the first step (and I hope you like it). I've just come up for air for a moment to write this, before I crack-on with the next phase. It'll be great when I'm on the home straight, uploading all my art cards and books so you can enjoy them too.
Of course I've art shows coming up very soon, while all this is happening. A group exhibition at the end of July (this month!) might include some of my art in a lovely gallery. They're not sure who they'll be able to fit on their walls right now. It's a gorgeous old building with lots of crooks and crannies, so they do have a challenge. I'll announce it here of course if I'm on show. Then toward the end of August – 23rd to 26th – I'm in a joint exhibition with the lovely Kate Pettitt at her current studio in Castlegate, York. Kate's moving to a new studio later this year and is celebrating with a little informal show of paintings and sketches, and who knows what other creativity she'll have been up to. I'm so pleased I'll be supporting her with some of my own work there too. You're all invited - that's you (and a friend or three) too!
Have a spy at Kate's landscape paintings on her website: katepettit.co.uk (opens in a new window) – she's a demon sketcher too, if that's more your thing.
Despite all of these activities, I am planning lots of art. Both lino prints and paintings. Champing at the bit, in fact, keen to gallop on with new paintings inspired by Bamburgh Castle.
I explain my approach to making landscape art here.
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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