Fenland Landscapes - Painting the fens


The fenland landscape is a recurring theme in my work, so much so that it has become a series in its own right. This is not surprising, as I spend so much of my time sketching, fishing and walking out in the fens. I like capture the wide openness but also the intimate scenes that people often overlook.

Much of my recent work is about conveying a personal feeling and understanding of the landscape but also to capture fleeting moments as the sky and colours change. Also, I am fascinated by the fenland skies that change so dramatically, one minute the scene can be misty silver - the next silhouetted against a golden sky.

My working method is normally about spending a long time absorbing and observing then working furiously to capture what I have seen and felt.

Busy Mayday at the Marina

Mayday Marina

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

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Oil Painting of Marina

Marina

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

Original oil painting titled Ten Mile Bank Viewed from Brandon Creek

Ten Mile Bank
Viewed from Brandon Creek

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Burwell House Collection

Spontaneous Beet

Spontaneous Beet

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

Oil painting - Sunrise on the fens

Sunrise on the fens

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

Oil Painting Dusk on Fens

Dusk on Fens

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

A Spring Morning at St Ives Lakes

Spring Morning at St Ives Lakes

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

Deep canvas 60mm

Night Fishing at the Woolpack, Godmanchester

Night Fishing

Night fishing in the fens - Woolpack, Godmanchester

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

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Fen Mist

Fen Mist near Benwick

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Fenland Rise

Fenland Rise

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Burwell House Collection

A wet morning in the fens

A wet morning in the fens

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

16 x 12 inches

Holkham Beach oil painting

Holkham Beach

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

Rapeseed Field

Rapeseed Field

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

20 x 16 inches

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Original oil painting titled Fen Storm

Fen Storm

Fenland Series

Oil on canvas

24 x 18 inches

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Autumn Avenue

Autumn Avenue

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 inches

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June Avenue of trees

June Avenue

Oil on canvas

12 x 16 inches

Winter Avenue oil painting

Winter Avenue

Oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

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