Here's a little more about our own artwork, much of which is on display or available to view here at Brightside Barn.
Private commissions also undertaken.
I love the mountains, my paintings journey with intent, above, below and within mountainous landscapes.
Discovering with line, colour and text where that love resides.
I am drawn to the mountains; being among them uplifts my spirit, inspires
and gives my life, paintings and poems their direction. My work generally
starts from a pencil or ink sketch done outside or from a poem written after
a journey into the land.
Time outside allows ideas to be born or to be thought about. Back in the
studio I can refine ideas through writing and drawing and then producing
My paintings are primarily landscapes with layers of other visual, personal
motes brought together. I use acrylic paints and own-made oak-gall ink. I
love graphite and use many different pencils. Gold leaf has always been a
favourite precious material and features in many pictures. I love the shape
and line of text within a picture. I work on heavy watercolour paper.
To view more of my work visit: www.timwatsonartist.co.uk
My art is inspired by a love of nature, fell running in the mountains, our home in the beautiful Eden Valley, and travels further afield.
I use a range of media, but it is printmaking I fell in love with several years ago, working at the kitchen table with a wooden spoon for hand burnishing, whilst juggling alongside a busy career and family life.
I then went on to study Art and Experimental Printmaking and now focus primarily on relief (mainly linocut), intaglio and collagraph methods.
I especially love the challenge and process of reduction printing; building up layers of colour using a single block, for creating truly limited edition prints.
I am a member of Cumbria Printmakers and also teach small groups here at Brightside Barn, to share my love of printmaking. I am also head cake baker on our workshop days!
You can see my work here at our studio gallery, and on my Instagram