The influence for my paintings in Northern Art springs from the founder of Northern: L.S.Lowry – famous for painting scenes of life in the industrial districts of North West England, and also through my Mother who lived in Stockport Cheshire, this too gave me a strong connection and inspiration to paint scenes of Northern Industrial landscapes and the human struggle which gave 'Northern Folk' their identity.
That is why I have produced a number of paintings depicting the courageous 'Jarrow Crusade' (the march for work: October, 1936 From Jarrow to Downing Street, London – 600 miles) a protest against mass unemployment and poverty.
Another emotive subject matter I love to portray is Coal Miners, for they too made courageous sacrifices in very harsh and dangerous environments and they too experienced unemployment and poverty when the Coal Mines began to close down in the early 1960's.
A place in Time Oils on a stretched canvas frame. Size: 60x80cm £1850
The industrial landscape. Oil on stretched canvas Size: 60x76cm £1,500
A brave new direction in techniques with a contemporary vision of an industrial landscape. Mixed media Stretched canvas Size: 70x100cm £2,500
A rich bold statement that elevates mineworkers into the realms of Modern Art. Mixed media, Stretched Canvas Size: 70x100cm £2,500
People at Mill Mixed media artist panel. Size: 60x40cm £350
A new direction portraying a drab coal-mining town into a vibrant, bright bold work of art. Oils on Canvas Frame Size: 40x60cm £950
Northern Life Mixed media on a stretched canvas. Size:60x80cm £1850
The Machine Shop Oils and mixed media on mdf panel 100x200cm £2500
The Yorkshire Dales Artist Panel 40x58cm £850
Scarborough Fair Stretched canvas frame 80x100cm £2320
A bold attempt to push naivety to the limit of extreme scrutiny, a study of iconic simplicity. Oils on Canvas Frame Size: 40x60cm £950
Taking the Northern Art style of 'Matchstick People' and capturing the quintessential naivety of the characters in a brighter giant-size study of this unique Northern Art Style. Oil on canvas Size: 60x40cms £975
A Contemporary, bold, bright naïve style in thick oil paint. Oils on canvas Size: 60x40cms £975