Full Circle - Past and Present
When I first started painting I concentrated on the delightful North Yorkshire Moors. Who would not be inspired by the magnificent vistas in every direction? Impressive at any time of the day and in any season I found myself drawn again and again to this unique location. One of my very early successes was the privilege of having three moorland paintings included in the prestigious bi-annual East Coast Open held in Scarborough Art Gallery in 2002. It was my first submission to such a grand open event and I was very gratified when the judges selected all three of my paintings to hang together as a set. Gradually I broadened my horizons and found inspiration all over Yorkshire but it was inevitable I would return to my first love one day. This painting was the result and I called it “Full Circle” as I felt that I had indeed come full circle in my painting life. The moors will always hold a place in my heart and I will return there time and time again but this painting will remain special to me. This is "Winter on the Moors" one of the three that featured in that East Coast open so long ago:
It's always better to see the original painting and "Full Circle" is part of my Summer Exhibition 2016 at the Bridlington Old Town gallery which runs right through until 31st July so plenty of opportunity!
Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!