Nenthead Mines 1 original painting
  • Nenthead Mines 1 original painting


    Oil and non-recyclable plastic on canvas

    33 inches x 24 inches x 2.5 inches


    This painting is one of three that stand independently or work equally well as a triptych or diptych. It is inspired by Nenthead Mines, an area of Alston Moor where I live. It is a vast and rugged landscape, forged from mining in days gone by and is entrenched in the history of the area. The colours reflect the landscape above the ground as well as below, and the shapes sweep across the canvas as the wind sweeps across the hills.
    Drone footage helped me to capture shapes and contours to develop a view of a landscape more complex than simply looking. The painting reflects being immersed within the landscape, its history, its weather, its isolation but also its connection with man.