We're off to the beautiful Lake District this time! The Lake District is an area in the very north west of England in Cumbria, about 5 hours drive south of where I live. Only a few tens of miles in each direction, it encompasses some of the most beautiful and dramatic mountain scenery in the UK as well, of course lakes. I am biased, of course, because I grew up at the edge of the Lake District. All I know is that if I lived there again I could keep myself very happily engaged for a lifetime painting it! This is 'Ashness Bridge', a famous bridge just south of Derwent Water. Indeed, if you stand on the bridge you can see both Derwent Water and Keswick below. It's high summer here at the moment, but I was inspired to give the painting an Autumn theme by an old photograph I took of the bridge many years ago which has faded into almost sepia tint! Those who know the bridge well will notice that I have taken some liberties with the foreground area: in particular there are less rocks in this image and more grass than in real life. Rest assured, though, I've only done it for the purposes of making a beautiful composition! The painting is in my 'Inspirations Gallery'.
A professional artist living and working in the beautiful north of Scotland. My work is realistic and quite traditional, though strongly interpretational in nature. My inspiration is the beauty of Nature, and the wonderful colours and moods she shows everywhere.