About

Jeff Parker painting en plein air in North Yorkshire

Background

After studying art and design at York and Salisbury and a thirty plus career in graphic design, I returned in essence to what occupied me in my formative years, drawing and painting. It was David Hockney who reignited my interest in the early 2000's when he began his large body of work in East Yorkshire. This started a journey first with the iPad to pick up and develop drawing, observational and compositional skills leading to plein air painting in oils and gouache. I feel each medium has something different to offer than the other and they in turn compliment each other in my artistic development.

Inspiration

My main focus is landscape and I am constantly inspired by the local landscape as I observe it throughout the year.

I'm constantly on the look out for scenes or viewpoints which suddenly 'come alive' as the light and season changes. The paintings you see are a moment in time, mainly painted on location within a three to four hour period and sometimes finished back in the studio.

As my style is developing, it's how colour can be used to capture the nuances and subtlety of the changing light throughout the seasons that really inspires me and when it works, the result I feel, should be one of enhancement as well as a unique and personal representation of the scene which I'm aiming to capture.

Making a Purchase

Further details, images and videos of any of the artwork are available on request. All paintings and digital prints are priced unframed but do get in touch if you would like to discuss framing options. You'll see I've shown examples of each work framed and in situ to help you visualise it in your own personal space.

Digital artwork prints are giclee quality printed onto archival paper and are limited in their edition.

All my work is signed either on the front or back and each comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.

Thanks for taking an interest in my work!