Spectacular landscapes of the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Moors in vivid vibrant colours and striking patterns produced by agricultural machinery and intense farming methods working in harmony with the landscape have inspired my recent work.
I studied graphic design at Liverpool College of Art in the late 1960s and this experience has informed my painting style ever since whether it be the industrial heritage of South Yorkshire, sporting arenas or Yorkshire landscapes.
My work is held in many private and public collections including The National Mining Museum in Wakefield. These colliery paintings can be found on the Art UK website as part of the National Collection. My painting of Elsecar Colliery is also featured in a major book on Yorkshire artists called ‘Art and Yorkshire, from Turner to Hockney’. Other examples of my work are in the USA, Hong Kong, Australia and France.
I am currently interested in the patterns and shapes created by modern agricultural methods and how this impacts on the landscape to produce vibrant and dramatic images.
14 paintings commissioned by the National Coal Board in the 1970s are on the BBC website and can be viewed by clicking here.
Most images are available prints. Prices from £50 depending on size.