During my research I have been drawn towards many artist yet Graham Sutherlands style and use of colour in his landscapes as I have mentioned in recent blogs have haunted me time and time again. I have found parallels in my own life and find connections that I cannot ignore.
I want to celebrate that in these two exhibitions.
I have been brought up with simple wholesome family values. My parents took me and my siblings out walking, picnicking and cycling every weekend and our holidays were always in this country. Either in a caravan, motor home, hotel or cottage.
I am celebrating both style and values in my exhibition through my local landscape that is very precious to me and holds many memories. My parents are now elderly and coming to the end of their lives and this gives my childhood memories even more depth.
I am subconsciously always looking at the past for inspiration.
What better way to come out of Lockdown and express my thoughts about helping out local economy by enjoying holidays in the U.K. this ties in with my painting of Brimham Rocks just a few miles away from home and all my paintings for my exhibition of my local landscapes.
Unfinished and in progress