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Simon Palmer Painting the Yorkshire Countryside Part 2

October 21, 2019

Welcome back to Fishinkblog for the second part of my post about the idyllic paintings of Simon Palmer.

If you missed part 1 you can catch up here.

Yorkshire-born artist Simon Palmer has gained a huge following both in the UK and abroad for his stunning watercolour paintings of the Yorkshire landscape. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration at the Reigate School of Art in Kent, but he was encouraged by his tutors to focus his energies upon painting. Simon Palmer’s meticulously detailed paintings are brimming with wit and his evident love for Yorkshire people and their landscape. He has a completely unique style that is immediately beguiling. He works into his paintings using pen and ink to achieve incredibly detailed foliage and tree bark.

HIs work quite often emplores the viewer to enter further into the piece by wandering down a country lane or wooded pathway.

The movement of the land is sometimes exaggerated and the viewer maybe treated to a birdseye perspective, in order to show more of those faraway fields, or some detail off into the distance that a normal ground level view wouldn’t reveal.

Simon’s work is always serene. These are peaceful landscapes where people go about their daily business and everything ticks along quietly.

Sometimes he captures travellers.

Or the changing seasons.

But most of the time it’s simply.. life happening by itself.

Simon’s landscapes are a visual map of the area where he lives. I feel like I could navigate my way around just by knowing his leafy paths and their twists and turns.

Definitely paintings that you can visually walk into, loose yourself and pop around that bend to see what is happening just beyond the sides of the canvas.

I hope, like myself, you enjoyed the work of Simon Palmer. If you did, send me a comment and let me know.

There’s a great selection of Simon’s work over at The Portland Gallery

8 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2019 1:57 pm

    Beautiful, romantic and astonishingly detailed paintings.

    I regularly read and enjoy your blog, you always find something that interests me. Thank you.

  2. Sally Emmerson permalink
    October 21, 2019 4:18 pm

    What a gorgeous collection of paintings! Thanks for introducing me to Simon Palmer’s work.

  3. October 21, 2019 6:07 pm

    Such beautiful work. Thank you for spotlighting so many creative people.

    • October 21, 2019 6:09 pm

      Always lovely to hear Leisa, so thanks for your comment today also.

  4. jackie clark permalink
    October 21, 2019 9:36 pm

    Fantastic work! Reminds me of Paul Nash in many ways

    • October 23, 2019 11:45 am

      Thanks Jackie, yes I can see elements of Nash and a few others in his work.

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