The landscape is one of the most popular subjects for artists and collectors alike. From John Constable to contemporary art, we admire landscape paintings everywhere: in museums, in galleries as well as in private collections.
Created in acrylic, oil or mixed media, in a traditional or modern style, a landscape painting will always offer something familiar to the viewer. Landscape – Tan Hill by Stephen Conroy, our ‘Artwork of the Week’ is a good example; the artist painted a beautiful view of the North Yorkshire Dales region as seen from Tan Hill.
Created in acrylic on canvas using mainly the palette knife technique, the artist used vivid colours, which is something specific to his artwork. Blue skies and rocks, green grass and hills, orange fields towards the horizon and white clouds offer the viewer a balanced composition in the artist’s unique style.
In the artist’s words: “ My subject matter is equally wide-ranging, including photographs of various subjects, nudes, often inspired by classical subject matter, and geometric abstracts inspired by a love of music and astronomy. Throughout all of my work there exist the core elements of vibrant colour, bold shapes and strong composition.”