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 2019
Updated: 16 January 2019
I've mapped-out a painting and print production schedule for 2019. It's a bit ambitious, though I believe it's better to aim high. Shaped with planned exhibitions (such as Burton Agnes in May) and galleries I hope to approach soon in mind. Some of the locations on my list to study are Whitby, York, Harrogate and Roseberry Topping. I have a painting expedition to Bamburgh in Northumberland planned during the middle of the year where I've set myself some targets for plein air art.
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.
I also have a couple of other themes I hope to begin developing, such as Snowdrop woods. Burton Agnes, where I'll be exhibiting, has some wonderful snowdrop filled woodland. There are many such woods in East Yorkshire. On top of this, there are a number of ideas I want to experiment with in my prints and paintings.
As I said: ambition is good!
I'm still trying to spend time on a website shopping basket, which I really hope will be launched during this year.
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.