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
Selecting sheep for the local show
several farmers collect their flocks together North Yorkshire Moors.
Painted as a mystical collage
The hill in the background is the famous Roseberry Topping
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.