It was here in the North Yorkshire Moors that I became a professional watercolorist. I loved painting farms, farmers, their dogs and sheep and spent many hours working there. I was well known by the farmers and their wives who often knew where I had been before..on another family or friends farm.

              The fascinating farm buildings with their variety of shapes are a gift setting for paintings of farm life crowned by their pantile roofs which added such warmth!  

              As well as all this I started demonstrating watercolours. It became another part of my life.

THE ESK VALLEY (NORTH  YORKS) WALL OF PAINTINGS

Lealholm in Autumn
Lealholm in Autumn
North Yorkshire shepherds
North Yorkshire shepherds

Selecting sheep for the local show

Typical North Yorkshire Barn
Typical North Yorkshire Barn
collecting a large flock.jpg
collecting a large flock.jpg

several farmers collect their flocks together North Yorkshire Moors.

winter watercolour North Yorks Moors
winter watercolour North Yorks Moors
Guisborough panorama
Guisborough panorama
A magical place: Robin Hood's Bay
A magical place: Robin Hood's Bay

Painted as a mystical collage

North Yorkshire farm in winter
North Yorkshire farm in winter

The hill in the background is the famous Roseberry Topping

a horseshoe check
a horseshoe check

all part of a farmer's day. North Yorkshire Moors can be seen behind the farm

  Many of the people who say they love the

North Yorkshire Moors and the Esk valley

 mean just this....rolling valleys with farms dotted around here and there, their red pantile roofs in contrast to all the green and yellow fields, and sheep grazing on open moorland...the river Esk below.