ROOM 2
Landscapes

Landscapes have featured in my work for many years - often as a starting point for experimentation. Sometimes they are painted in situ - examples of which can be seen in the 'Travels with my Paintbox' section.

At other times, I make sketches and take photographs and then try to reproduce in the studio the feelings the initial view gave to me.

Section L1 gives an overview of the different landscapes I paint whilst the other sections feature series of pictures. An artist's best landscapes are often from places they love and know intimately. For the Impressionists it was the banks of the Seine, for me it is the the varied landscapes of Cumbria - not only the well-known Lake District but also less obvious areas like the Kent estuary in the south of the county and near my home, the woodlands of the River Gelt and the variety of views from Brampton Ridge.