This is one of my very early paintings. Until recently it was in a private collection belonging to my mum. After her recent death they have been returned to me with the exception of a few chosen by family members for them to keep as memories. When I was first starting out she was obviously one of my biggest admirers and purchased lots of my early work to help keep me going. Apart from a few gifts she always insisted in paying something and even though I always charged her a nominal price there were times when the money came in very handy in the early days of a starving artist! There are a good many in the collection that went straight to her without even being photographed so this is the first public viewing of this piece. It is Burnsall, a delightful village nestling in the glorious Yorkshire Dales. However when I took it out of the frame to catalogue and photograph it I got a surprise. On the reverse was another painting not even seen by mum let alone anyone else. Would you like to see it? Hope so 'cos here it is:
To be honest I don't even remember painting it never mind where it is but hopefully the drystone walls are a bit of a giveaway. It was obviously painted round about the same time as the one above so I'm assuming that's another clue to placing it firmly in the Yorkshire Dales. "Elementary my dear Watson!" I have a vague idea it could be in the Kilnsey Crag area but anyway it's definitely a white farmhouse. I was still working out my pallette but as prussian blue seems to figure quite a bit I'm assuming it's my Ashley Jackson period. Both paintings are for sale if you're interested. You can pick one or t'other but either way you will get both.That's what I call a bargain! I am working my way through the collection in no particular order so watch out for more of my early work. Thanks for looking and for reading. Glenn
Professional artist now semi retired and enjoying being eccentric!