Oil on canvas board, framed £150. A small summery study of the river Wharfe as it idles past Arthington
Dune Study Northumberland 25.5x21cm
Oil on canvas, framed' £110. A small study of the wonderful dune systems near Bamburgh in Northumberland
Home Farm, Farnley, from the fields 35.5x28cm
Oil on canvas board, framed in a gold swept frame; £150. A summer's view of Home Farm, part of the Farnley Hall estate where JMW Turner spent much of his early career
Early Spring Morning, Timble 61x46cm
Oil on canvas £300. A wonderful stretch of path at Red Gate in Timble, where larch, birch , conifer and alder trees all mingle together. This particular scene was at 6am one fine spring morning.
Respite - Storm Eunice from Snowden Crags 80x40cm
Oil on canvas 80x40cm £280. Early 2022 saw a succession of storms batter the U.K., Storm Eunice being one of them. I ventured out onto the moors above Otley and quickly sketched the scene as there was a brief respite in the weather. Back in my studio, I worked the watercolour sketch up into this oil painting.
The Strid, Autumn 73x54cm
Oil on canvas £480. The Strid is named after a "Stride" aas this is where the river Wharfe narrows and forces its way through narrow rocks, once a stride wide.
Old Barn, Arthington 45.7x35.5cm
Oil on canvas £220. This old barn caught my eye one winter's afternoon.
Harnessing the Storm 80x60cm
Oil on canvas £480. Part of a series of paintings reflecting environmental concerns, this painting features the wind turbines near Harrogate, Yorkshire. We see them about to be engulfed by the very storm that powers them, reflecting the concerns and dilemmas faced by humankind.
Farnley Fields 61x46cm
Oil on canvas £310. An exercise in tonality, this view is of the fields at Farnley Hall on an autumn morning
Snow in the Washburn Valley 25x30cm
Oil on canvas £120. The Washburn Valley is one of the most lovely of the Yorkshire Dales and is seen here under a cloak of fresh snow
Mist on Denton Moor III 50x40cm
Oil on canvas £280. One of a series of paintings exploring the effect of mist on the moors above Otley.
Emley Moor, Winter 60x50cm
Oil on canvas £250.
Holy Island Sands & The Pilgrim's Way 73x54cm.
Oil on linen £480. Holy Island must be one of the most photographed places in Britain and deservedly so. But the island has a different side to it with expanses of mudflats, rolling dunes and vast beaches. Here the village is dwarfed by the vast emptiness of the landscape with a storm approaching
Otley Weir, Autumn 30x40cm
Oil on Canvas £190. A famous view of my hometown of Otley. The weir was put in place to serve the mills that once stood in the background. The backing up of the water creates a beautiful area for reflections, especially during autumn and winter.
From Littondale 73x54cm
Oil on Canvas £450. Littondale is a beautiful valley that spurs off from upper Wharfedale. This is limestone country and is cloaked in sweet grass that supports thousands of sheep. It is notable in that it is one of the few Yorkahire valleys that does not bear the name of the river that runs through it, in this case the river Skirfare.
Forest Pool - Timble 60x45cm
Oil on Canvas £300. Timble forest is a great source of inspiration for me, just 5 minutes from my hometown. If one leaves the beaten track and heads off into the woods there are all kinds of delights. These are a series of pools in the area of Scot's pine and provide wonderful reflective spaces.
Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland 50x40cm.JPEG
Oil on canvas £280. Northumberland is known for its array of impressive castles. Dunstanburgh is no exception, looming out of the horizon as one walks from Craster along the shore. Bult as a medieval retreat in the 13th century by John of Gaunt, it also served as a rival to the royal residence of Bamburgh, just up the coast.
Cam Pasture,Littondale 75x50cm
Oil on Canvas £480. Another view of the limestone valleys in Upper Wharfedale. Cam pasture is a distinctive feature in the landscape and creates a wonderful focal point for a painting.
Woodland Track - Timble Forest 80x60cm
Oil on canvas £450. Timble forest is a wonderful mix of conifer, beech and birch. This is from the top end of the forest just before one heads out onto Denton Moor
Whitby Harbour 30x40cm
Oil on canvas £180. A classic view of Whitby harbour from the sea.
East Pier at Whitby 30x40cm
Oil on canvas £180. An attempt to portray the well-visited and oft-painted town on the Yorkshire east coast. This scene shows the east pier with some familiar Yorkshire weather brewing in the background
Trollers Ghyll 73x54cm
Oil on Canvas £480. The Ghyll was once a huge limestone cavern before the roof collapsed leaving the impressive gorge we see today. It is a place of stories and legend, none more famous than that of the Barguest, a huge, black dog, with blood red eyes that hunts people who stray into the gorge. This legend inspired Conan Doyle to write the Hound of the Baskervilles
Mist on Denton Moor II 50x40cm
Oil on Canvas £280.
Timble Early Morning 73x54cm
Oil on canvas - £480. Conifer forests release turpenes into the air to create a damp cool environment to grow in. These particles act to attract water molecules and these create wonderful misty effects for the painter, especially early on in the day.
Storm Clouds Over Denton Moor 73x54cm
Oil on canvas - £480. Often I have left my home town of Otley, climbed out of Wharfedale in sunshine onto Denton Moor, only to be greeted by storm clouds, rain and fierce winds.