Living and working in the Peak District, it’s no surprise that many of Geoff’s atmospheric paintings feature the diverse and beautiful landscape of the region, with its meandering rivers, steep dales and valleys, farms and villages. Geoff, who turned professional in 1998, has also been spending time in Suffolk and Norfolk collecting subject material at many of his favourite places along the Heritage Coast, where the vast skies, fens, marshes and coastal clutter, provide an ideal contrast to his home region.
Geoff’s traditional style of painting aims to capture the essence of the subject. Loose enough to be atmospheric, yet containing just enough detail to be both accurate and satisfying on closer more detailed inspection, his intuitive use of colour in bold flowing washes, is underpinned by his firm grasp of perspective and draftsmanship, complemented by a strong sense of place.
Geoff is a well renowned artist who writes for many publications and features in DVDs he presents a series on Sky Television and arranges courses and holidays in the Peak District for watercolour enthusiasts. Geoff rarely exhibits anywhere else apart from his home studio and gallery so we look forward to showing you his latest work.
Gallery owner, Martin Sloman has been asked to exhibit his work at Nottingham Art Society Friar lane Nottingham in September 5-9th so if you do come into to the gallery you will see Martin painting in the studio he hopes to complete many new works for this. He is always happy for you to call in and have a chat and a browse.
Artists have been dropping off new work during January including Michela Griffith (see image below) who uses the camera as a creative tool as much as a paintbrush.
There's Jewellery by Pixalum, Beeswax Handmade, soaps, candles and moisturisers by local bee keeper Val Simons. Pen and ink drawings by David Walton.
Also new work in by Chas Wilby, Sarah Burton , Katie Jobling and last but not least Howard Baker but hurry they will not be here for long as his work has proved to be very popular here at the gallery!.
The gallery is open 10 - 5 Wed-Sun.