Category Archives: North Yorkshire Coast

Staithes Beck from North Side

Compositionally here, in this final Staithes view, my primary interest was in the dynamic procession of post and rail, springing diagonally from the foreground and branching off in the distance of the painting. The starkness I found came in part … Continue reading

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Staithes Beck & Footbridge

This Staithes painting revolves around the footbridge over the Beck and in particular, the upright form of its nearside buttress. A bright and briskly sunny day enhanced the shadows and highlighted the roughly textured courses of masonry and cobbles. This … Continue reading

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Staithes from the Beck

I enjoyed playing with the complimenting colours of blues and oranges in this composition. The foreground boat, held in suspension by its web of moorings, set the key hue of orange, tints of which are echoed in the silted estuary, … Continue reading

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The Slipway at Beckside, Staithes

This stretch of wharfage lies along the upper reaches of the Staithes estuary. I found here a spiralling accumulation of compositional elements. In the foreground, reaching from the right, a cobbled boat-slide sweeps underneath moored fishing boats, lying at angles … Continue reading

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Cowbar Nab at Staithes

I recently completed a new series of Staithes paintings, that are now in the Staithes Gallery and wanted to write a little about them. In this first work, the monumental land mass of Cowbar Nab dominates this view of Staithes … Continue reading

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Affordable Art Fair

During January and early February I was preparing paintings to send to the Wren Gallery for their stand at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park London (on 13-16 March). My compositions focussed on the harbours of Staithes in the … Continue reading

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Harley Gallery 2013 Open Exhibition

Pleased to have my most recent Staithes painting selected for the 2013 Harley Open. The painting is, once again, focused around the beck and the footbridge. The work emerged from a late afternoon walk during a weekend visit to the … Continue reading

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Staithes Gallery – Lifeboat Show 2011

This morning I sent off 6 paintings to the Staithes Gallery ready for their Lifeboat Show, running from 8 – 25 April. Colours are all tints and tones of powdery blues and rose pantiles in these Yorkshire paintings. Most of the … Continue reading

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New Paintings for Staithes Gallery Exhibition

I’ve been working on new paintings of Staithes to be part of an exhibition at the Staithes Gallery in April (Lifeboat Show 2011, 8-25 April). There is a rich source of compositional possibilities near the mouth of the river around the footbridge, … Continue reading

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Last Day in Whitby

Our last day in Whitby. Spent it walking around the town, looking in shops and drinking tea in the cottage, looking out over the harbour. We ate a picnic evening meal on the beach before we drove home. Feeling very … Continue reading

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