Very happy with the purchase.
Many thanks for the excellent service and swift delivery.
Painting & Customers' Comments
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.
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
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'
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
Comments from Customers
Ive just recieved my picture [ Essence of Swaledale] and I have to say it's fantastic. I love it. What a beautiful painting you have done.
Its my most favourite place in the whole world .Thank you so much .
Thank you so much. I received the painting [Commission Upper Wensleydale] which is a present for my dad. He loves it!
Just to let you know, Mike, that the lovely print has arrived. [Roseberry Topping]. I grew up in Nunthorpre and have very special memories of it. My daughter grew up in Whirby and now lives in Edinburgh so the print will be liveing there!
Thanks for your help.
WM North Yorkshire
I have just unpacked your lovely picture of Swaledale which arrived yesterday [Essence of Swaledale]. I am really pleased with it, thank you.
I can quite understand why that view is so popular. I have seen it many times in photographs but only a couple in reality. It’s stunning. I am going to enjoy looking at it in my own home.
Thanks for keeping me up to date on posting times and for taking such care in packing it so well.
SK South Yorkshire
The picture [Right to Roam] is perfect. Thank you.
Update from FA June 2021
Just wanted tolet you know that P loves the picture and is, as I write, prowling the house looking for the perfect spot to hang it [Ingleborough] - even if it means moving something else. Many thanks.
I have received my prints [Down Into Swaledale; Howmeward Bound; Roseberry Topping] and they are absolutely stunning! I am beyond pleased with this purchase and the customer service was stellar. Thank you so much. You are very talented.
The picture arrived safely yesterday and I LOVE it! [Commission: Ingleborough - celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary] Thank you so much for your work. I have not shown it to P yet as I am trying to wait until "the day" though I may not last that long!
The painting [Hidden Treasures] has just arrived. It is beautiful, everything I'd hoped it would be. I have sat many times and taken in that very same view, finding solace and peace each time. A perfect painting of a perfect view.
Thank you so much.
I cannot tell you how utterly thrilled I am with the painting [Commission: It's Grim Up North]. It is PERFECT!! The movement that you have got in the clouds and the colours on the land is just insane, I can’t stop looking at it, walking past it and seeing the light move with me and I also can’t stop saying just how amazing it is. Thank you for creating something so wonderful.
I can’t wait until we give it to dad, I think that he is going to be overwhelmed by it.
Also, thank you so much again for finishing it in time to give it to him for his birthday, it has made us all so happy.
You have a wonderful talent and thank you for creating such a beautiful picture.
S M-L London
The painting [Original Approaching Wharfedale] has arrived and I absolutely love it! It really depicts us as a family and has brought a huge smile to my face. I know my husband will adore it too, but unfortunately I won't be revealing it to him until his birthday at the end of May. I'll let you know his reaction (I know he'll love it)!
Many thanks again and I'll keep checking your website for further paintings to purchase.
SW West Yorkshire
Your picture [Helmsley Spring] was received safely last Wedneday and my sister and her husband of fifty years are very pleased with it.
Thank you for your efforts on my behalf.
DC East Sussex
Thank you very much for the painting [a commission of a scene in a riverside pub garden]. J really loves it and it captures the convivial atmosphere of the Cover Bridge garden in summer. Very sweet personal touches too, which were very thoughtful of you!
Once again, many thanks for the really lovely painting.
SP North Yorkshire
Thank you so much for the portrait of David [a commission for a mother]. I love it and you have caught him to a tee!
IT North Yorkshire
The little painting [a commission] is SO pretty and we both really like it!!!!
Thank you very much.
I just wanted to let you know that the Swaledale print [Down Into Swaledale] arrived today and is as lovely as we had hoped. The thought of following that direction post at some time will keep us going!
It's arrived and it's great! [The White Horses of Kilburn] J loves it and I am trying to persuade myself that it is the actual view we can see out of our kitchen window - love the depth and the look in the horse's eyes.
Mum is delighted with her painting [commission of a version of Rise to Roseberry Topping], thank you very much! It is hanging on the wall already!
The prints [Roseberry Topping & Stonehaven] arrived in great condition. Thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with the world! I'm excited to get them framed and hung up this week. Excellent communication!
Just to let you know that I have received my portrait and have posted it to my Instagram story [NHS & Key Workers' Portraits]. I love it! I feel like you have really captured me. Thankyou so much for the time and effort you have taken to paint little old me.
Thank you very much for posting the lovely print [Down Into Swaledale] which arrived safely and very well packaged. We know K will be delighted with it, especially as she knows the artist and loves Swaledale and this view in particular. It will make her day special.
M&S A North Yorkshire
[A friend asked me to send a framed print of Rise to Roseberry Topping to one of his friends]
Dear R & J, It was a lovely surprise to be given this this morning. I love it. Thanks very much indeed. And thank your friend Mike too, not only for the expertise of his painting but also the manner in which it was packaged which was simply superb.'
NS West Midlands
You've aboutely nailed it Mike! [This was a commission, a surprise present of a portrait of a loved father set in the Dales] You really have captured the essence and image of F in every way. And the wonderful scene you have set him in was what F adored about the Dales. I have put F on the wall already. My wife is sat here as I type, admiring a very smart but casual F, and she is absolutely 'over the moon' with the painting.
Job done, Mike. Thank you so much.
N&C D East Sussex
The picture is lovely [Reflective Mood]. Many thanks for your superb service.
KD North Yorkshire
I am delighted with Homeward Bound. I shall be visiting your website regularly and look forward to purchasing another picture soon.
EC North Yorkshire
I have received the print of Muker and all is good. Thank you for your prompt response to my purchase and excellent communication. It has been a pleasure to deal with you.
The print is a present for my son who will be as delighted with it as I am.
PR North Yorks
Dear Mike, the painting [Roseberry Topping] is beautiful. It is actually a present for our daughter. Her boyfriend proposed on Roseberry Topping, and it will mean so much to her. Thank you.
EO North Yorks
I've just received the print [Over to Semer Water]. Very pleased with it. Many thanks.
Thank you a lot for your print [Helmsley Spring]. Your paintings are amazing. It arrived yesterday and it's fantastic and thank you also for the card.
My picture [Malham Cove] has arrived safe and sound. Fantastic communication. Beautiful picture, I love it and would buy from Mike again. Highly recommend if you want to capture a little bit of Yorkshire.
Nidderdale has special memories for me and your painting [Nidderdale Sunset] captures the essential nature of the landscape. We are well pleased with it. It's lovely and captures all the things I hoped it would.
I bought a print of 'Rise to Roseberry Topping' from you for my parents' anniversary and they loved it. It was a fabulous present which they have framed in their hallway.
A customer bought a print of your painting, 'Snape Spring' and absolutely loved it!
Jill North Yorkshire
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
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.
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
I received the painting today and absolutely love it [Helmsley Spring]. Thanks so so much and we'll most definitely be back.
SB Philadelphia, USA
Just wanted to thank you for the two framed prints. We absolutely love them.
Thank you very much.
SB West Yorks.
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
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
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.
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!!
Very happy with the purchase.
Many thanks for the excellent service and swift delivery.
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!
Thank you very much for the beautiful print which has exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed your handwritten card too which was a lovely touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Just to let you know I've received the painting. It's fantastic! Thanks again for a great service.
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