Collection: United Kingdom

I have been painting various parts of the British coastline since the mid-60s, with my native North East coast being the starting point.  From the Yorkshire cliffs to the long, sandy beaches of Northumberland and further north, around Scotland’s coastline, the North Sea and its changing moods instilled in me a feeling for the different facets of light and atmosphere that only occur near the ocean. 

Oil paintings of Bamburgh Castle, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne as well as Dornoch and Fife, and Ardnamurchan and Sanna Bay, on the West Coast of Scotland, have been produced over the years, and in all weathers.

All the seascape oil paintings of the UK I produced over decades, relate to the moods of the sea. Wherever I work in the United Kingdom, I am always drawn to the ocean, fascinated by the movement of the water and the changing colours, descending mists, where sky and horizon seem to merge into one.  

Norfolk and the beaches of Holkham and Brancaster provide huge expansive skies, with billowing clouds and storms never far away. Shorelines offer endless opportunities for British seascape oil painting subjects, and inspiration is always there, whatever the weather or time of day.  Sunrises and sunsets are always seen at their best from the coast or from a boat and the coastlines of England offer many such opportunities.

Look through some of my images for examples of British art.