Very happy with the purchase.

Many thanks for the excellent service and swift delivery.

NY York

About Me & Customers' Comments

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Inspiration

Most of my paintings are of scenes from the Yorkshire Dales and Moors, that I know  well from walking and that I love for their unspoiled beauty and peace.  Wonderful views are available at almost every turn and it is my aim to capture something of the enjoyment I feel when standing on a hillside, by a river or walking along a lane.

Composition

The composition of my paintings is usually straightforward; the landscape of fields, cloud-dappled hillsides, barns and drystone walls frequently provide a lead-in to the pictuere.

I deliberately use a restricted palette which helps the unity of the painting and the presentation of the subtle tones of the scenes. I aim to create the illusion of detail rather than present it exactly thereby keeping a liveliness in the work.

Whatever the techniques, I simply hope you feel as if you could be there!

"Your painting has given me a bit of Yorkshire in my home  in Canada!" BT Toronto

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People and Places

I also enjoy painting people. I usually try to have two or three people in the painting as the fun is to capture something of the relationship I think exists between them. These can be found in 'People & Portraits'

When pictures have more of a focus on the time of year or place I have dropped them into the sections 'Seasonal' and 'Towns & Villages'.

I'm pleased to say that I have sold many  versions of my paintings and now have them in every continent except Antartica - so if anyone is going that way, please get in touch!

"I can't help but smile every time I look at 'Linda and Her Sisters!" DW Dorset

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    Comments from Customers

     

    Commissioning artwork always comes with an element of nervousness but having seen Mike's earlier works we were confident & trusting that he would create what we had hoped for. His creation far exceeds our expectations: the depth & detail of his work is incredibly special. He has interpreted our brief impeccably, depicting this most cherished part of Yorkshire for us, & given the size of the painting, provided us with a far broader scope. We know it will give us much enjoyment for many years to come & we are ever thankful for the introduction to Mike via our interior designer Sophie Mackay-Lewis of SVML.

    JW North Yorkshire

    Sept. 2020

     

     

    I just wanted to drop you a personal email to say I have received the prints and they are beautiful. I

    love them and will be perfect for my living room. I grew up in North Yorkshire and love the countryside. Your paintings capture the magic that captured me growing up.

    MB West Yorks.

    Aug. 2020

    Absolutely love 'Roseberry Topping'! The customer service was brilliant, the quality of the print is beautiful and it came very well packaged & quickly. Everyone who comes into our home compliments the print. I can't wait to order two more to complete our wall. We opted for the print to be framed before posting and I'm so glad we did because it's just beautiful. Thank you Mike...highly recommend!

    LC Co. Durham

    Aug. 2020

    I received the painting today and absolutely love it. Thanks so so much and we'll most definitely be back.

    SB Philadelphia, USA

    July 2020

    Just wanted to thank you for the two framed prints. We absolutely love them.

    Thank you very much.

    SB West Yorks.

    May 2020

     

    The print has just arrived with the courier and is perfect. Many thanks for the picture and the very prompt delivery. I am sure my father will be delighted with it.

    HD West Yorks

    April 2020

     

    Amazing picture - I love it and Mike was a pleasure to deal with the whole way through. I will definitely be recommending his pictures to all my friends. Thanks Mike

    SW North Yorks

    March 2020

    Your paintings have just arrived, they're absolutely beautiful.

    Thank you so much.  Malham Cove is for my son and daughter in law who frequently visit camping, its their favourite place so they'll love it.

    MB Lancs

    Jan 2020

     

    Received the original painting ‘Winter Dales’ and I have to say, what a wonderful piece it is. The images on the website do not do it justice. Mike has a rare talent for capturing the way light plays with the landscape. A wonderful birthday gift for my wife.

    AK West Yorkshire

    Thank you for the pictures - they are absolutely beautiful, will be loved, and thank you for the lovely note. Can't wait to gift them to my dad!!

    GA Canada

    Very happy with the purchase.

    Many thanks for the excellent service and swift delivery.

    NY York

    Framed print arrived safely delivered! It's lovely, thanks. I was surprised (in a good way) that it arrived so soon. Thanks again, great service!

    RR York

    Thank you very much for the beautiful print which has exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed your handwritten card too which was a lovely touch.

    AD Northumbria

    Just to say my painting has arrived in double quick time.

    Thank you, it’s beautiful, I’m so happy with it .

    CC Co. Wicklow

    We absolutely love the original we have bought from Mike - it looks even better than it does online. It was a pleasure to deal with Mike who made everything easy; he is very professional and friendly.

    WB  Shropshire

    The print arrived today, Mike, and I am delighted with it.

    EM Dorset

     

    A really beautiful painting and from a delightful artist, dispatched and arrived on time, so well packaged too. The print is a gift, a really good size too, thank you.

    HM Yorkshire

     

    From beginning to end this transaction went very smoothly. I am in Australia and the two prints arrived within in 10 days. The communication with Mike was very easy and I am extremely happy with my prints.

    NSW Australia

     

     

    My wife and I look upon the Dales as a very special place.  We have never seen any paintings to better or even equal yours.  You've managed to capture the atmosphere of the places we love so much.

    JD Lancs

     

    I found your website and was truly impressed. I like your style very much. Over the last couple of years I have visited other artists in North Yorkshire and yours come out on top!

    DG Surrey

    Your painting, 'Tree Lines' draws you out to a world beyond; it captivated me. Thanks so much for the great care you took with the packaging of the paintings.

    TR Warwickshire

    Just to let you know I've received the painting. It's fantastic! Thanks again for a great service.

    SP Cheshire

    We've been in Yorkshire just over a year now and been looking all over to find 'Yorkshire art' and we feel we have found it with you!

    Really lovely stuff and very evocative of the Dales.

    RG North Yorkshire

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