Landscape paintings


Below is a selection of my landscapes. I love to work plein air where it is a race to capture the moment but equally, I often work from my studio using sketches and studies as reference. I love travel in our campervan to explore new areas and countries, to see new inspiring views and to visit galleries to study the work of other artists. I have worked in a variety of styles - whatever felt right for the scene, mood, time of day and most of all how it made me feel.

The 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.

Willow Cove, South Devon, seascape

Willow Cove, South Devon

Oil on triple primed cradled birch plywood

This painting depicts the stunning Devon landscape along the South West Coast Path, looking back from just above Compass Cove towards Willow Cove. The path, I walked and documented from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth, took me through National Trust land of cliffs and secluded coves.

40cm x 60cm

Along Cleveland Way, seascape

Along Cleveland Way

Oil on triple primed board

I painted this after a walk along a section of the Cleveland Way that took me along the cliffs and then down into Scarborough. I used broad brush strokes and a palette knife to capture the moody sea and sky.

12 x 16.5 inches

Sea Palling Dawn, seascape

Sea Palling Dawn

Oil on triple primed board

A quick oil study of Sea Palling beach. Apart from a few early risers, mostly dog walkers and fishermen, I had the beach to my self.

210mm x 300mm

Towards Beeston Regis, seascape

Towards Beeston Regis

Oil on triple primed boards

On a overcast and windy spring morning I decided to walk along the cliffs from West Runton to Sheringham. Along the way, I stopped to paint and sketch this scene near Beeston Regis.

12 x 16.5 inches

Into Hell's Mouth, Cornwall, seascape

Into Hell's Mouth, Cornwall

Oil on premium canvas.

For this painting I wanted to capture the mass of colours and textures along the South West Coast Path, at Hell's Mouth, Cornwall.

45 x 60 cm

Morning walk, West Runton to Cromer and back, seascape

Morning walk, West Runton to Cromer and back

Oil on triple primed boards

I never tire of visiting and painting the Norfolk coastline and, once again, this late spring walk lifted my spirits.

12 x 16.5 inches

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Painting of a walk to Cromer

Morning Walk to Cromer

Acrylic on, sealed and triple primed, cradled birch ply board

I painted this after a lovely late morning walk from West Runton to Cromer. I was struck by the deep blue sky contrasted with the ochre sands.

24 x 24 inches

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Seascape, sunset over the evening tide

Sunset Over the Evening Tide

Oil on canvas

I painted this alla prima, using broad brush strokes and a palette knife to capture the stunning evening sunset as the tide came in.

45 x 60 cm

Norfolk Seascape, West Runton

Calm After the Storm - West Runton Beach

Oil on canvas

After a stormy night camping at East Runton, I rushed out the following morning along the cliffs towards West Runton beach to capture the scene as the sea calmed and clouds gave way to a beautiful new day.

45 x 60 cm

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Cornwall seascape

Morning Walk Along The Beach

Oil on canvas

A lovely morning walk along Gwithian beach, Cornwall as the tide goes out.

45 x 60 cm

Godrevy Rock Pools, Cornwall, seascape

Godrevy Rock Pools

Oil on board

For this painting, I used rapid and bold brush marks to capture the rock pools at Godrevy beach.

12 x 16.5 inches

Oil painting, autumn morning along the River Cam

Autumn Morning

Oil on board

This painting captures the morning sun along the river Cam in Cambridge.

12 x 16.5 inches

Cape Cornwall seascape

Cape Cornwall

Oil on board

Dramatic sky over Cape Cornwall. Painted alla prima using broad brush strokes and palette knives.

12 x 16.5 inches

West Runton beach painting

West Runton Morning After The Storm

Acrylic on birch ply panel

40 x 50 cm

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Combe Martin, Devon, Calm Before The Storm

Combe Martin, Calm Before The Storm

Cold wax and oil paint on cradled panel

40 x 50 cm

Holt Road, Cley next to Sea. landscape painting

Holt Road, Cley next to Sea

Oil on premium canvas

For this painting I wanted to capture the mass of colours and textures along the South West Coast Path, at Hell's Mouth, Cornwall.

45 x 60 cm

Plastic Eating Microbe - created from found objects and materials

Plastic Eating Microbe

Created from litter collected from Lamas Land, Cambridge and Paradise Nature Reserve.

Found objects and materials, acrylic on cradled birch plywood panel

50 x 40 cm

Wandlebury Path, cold wax painting

Wandlebury Path

Cold wax and oil paint on cradled birch plywood

Cold wax allowed me to build up layers without needing to wait for the paint to dry.

50 x 40 cm

Landscape painting, Wandlebury Beech Trees

Wandlebury Beech Path

Oil on canvas

A bright autumn morning at Wandlebury as the early sunshine highlights the beech trees.

50 x 50 cm

Trre landscape painting, Autumn Wandlebury

Autumn Wandlebury

Oil on 40mm deep canvas

I painted this for Rowan which is holding an exhibition, titled 'Cambridge Scene', to raise funds for adults with learning disabilities.

40 x 30 cm

Fenland landscape oil painting

Walk Along the Lode

I painted this fenland landscape after an early winter walk from Lode to Bottisham Lock, just as the sun started to set. For this oil painting I used limited palette of high quality oil paints on an artist quality braced canvas.

Oil on canvas, 28 x 36 inches

Read more about the painting and view work-in-progress

Kampala Sunset, Uganda, oil on canvas

Kampala Sunset, Uganda

Oil on linen canvas

Varnish day. This painting depicts Kampala, Uganda at sunset, as seen from the rooftop of Elizabeth Royal Apartments. Where I stayed during a visit to Uganda in 2019. I have wonderful memories of both the people and the country.

24 x 36 inches

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Landscape mural for Horizon Resource Centre, Cambridge

Mural for Horizon Resource Centre, Cambridge

Masonry paint, acrylic and GAC 100

Ron Heron posted a shout-out on the Cambridge lonely arts club Facebook group for volunteers to paint murals at Horizon Resource Centre. The Cambridge based centre provides a day service for adults with learning disabilities.

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Tree Study on canvas board

Tree Study

Oil on canvas board

16 x 12 inches

Plein air oil study at Wandlebury Country Park on board

Wandlebury Country Park - Plein air study

Cold wax and oil paint on board

Using cold wax is ideal for working quickly because I could build up layers and scrap back in one sitting.

21 x 30 cm

Old Tree study

The Old Tree

Oil on board

Oil study of an old tree

30 x 21 cm

Landscape painting, At the edge of the wood 1

At the edge of the wood 1

Oil on cradled birch plywood panels

This triptych depicts a scene near Newnham that people pass everyday but pay little attention to.

50 x 40 cm

Landscape painting, At the edge of the wood 2

At the edge of the wood 2

Oil on cradled birch plywood panels

It is a group of old trees and overgrown plants that are haven to wildlife and better for being left untouched.

50 x 40 cm

Landscape painting, At the edge of the wood 3

At the edge of the wood 3

Oil on cradled birch plywood panels

I painted quickly using broad large brushes and also an old toothbrush to spatter the paint.

50 x 40 cm

Landscape painting, Byron's Pool nature reserve

Byron's Pool Walk

Oil on linen canvas

A walk through Byron's Pool nature reserve, along the River Cam and Trumpington Meadows

16 x 22 inches

Landscape painting, St Neots plein air painting

Great Ouse, St Neots

Oil on board

I painted this plein air study in late summer.

21 x 30 cm

Plein air oil study on board

Wiveton - Plein air study

Oil on board

Small plein air study, although I did make a few finishing touches back in the studio.

21 x 30 cm

Landscape painting, Byron's Pool wood

Byron's Pool Wood

Oil on canvas

A late summer walk through Byron's Pool wood

50 x 50 cm

Painting of wood in the summer

Summer Wood

Acrylic on birch ply panel

Hauxton wood in the summer

40 x 50 cm

Aysgarth Falls painting

At The Falls

Oil on linen canvas

16 x 22 inches

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Landscape painting, Wiveton Wood

Wiveton Wood

Oil on linen canvas

I was struck by this hidden gem of a wood with the early afternoon sun flooding through the treetops.

45 x 60 cm

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Landscape painting, Sheeps Green, Morning Sun

Sheeps Green, Morning Sun

Oil on linen canvas

I really enjoy walking from Newnham meadows car park to Cambridge centre passing through Lammas Land, Coe Fen and Sheep's Green. The canvas is sized to the golden ratio and I used a fibonacci spiral to plan the position of the trees..

40 x 65 cm

Landscape painting, Exploring along the Avon River

Exploring Along The Avon River

Oil on linen canvas

Painted using alla prima or wet-on-wet technique

16 x 22 inches

View Along The Cotswold Way

Along The Cotswold Way

Oil on linen canvas

16 x 22 inches

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Plein air study of Cley Next To Sea Beach

Plein air study Cley Beach

Oil on linen board

24 x 30 cm

Plein air study of Cley Beach and Marsh

Plein air study of Cley Beach Looking Towards Salthouse

Oil on linen board

24 x 30 cm

Snowscape painting, February Snow, Grantchester Meadows

February Snow, Grantchester Meadows

Oil on linen canvas

I made an early morning trip to capture the snow before melt.

45 x 60 cm

Hauxton In Spring, River Cam

Hauxton In Spring

Oil on linen canvas

16 x 22 inches

View of River Cam at Hauxton Mill

Study of River Cam behind Hauxton Mill

Oil on canvas

10 x 14 inches

View of Hauxton oil on board

Hauxton Winter Morning

Oil on canvas board

12 x 16 inches

Plein air study of Cromer Beach

Plein air study of Cromer Beach

Oil on canvas board

12 x 16 inches

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Landscape painting, Coe Fen

Coe Fen

A crisp morning walk across Coe Fen, looking towards St John's College, Cambridge.

Oil on ampersand board

12 x 16 inches

View of King Arthur Walk, Tintagel, Cornwall

King Arthur Walk, Tintagel

Oil on canvas

600 x 800 mm

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View of Robin Hoods Bay, oil on canvas

Robin Hoods Bay

Oil on canvas

16 x 20 inches

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