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Jonathan Smith

I am a self-taught oil painter, specialising in landscapes, especially those of northern England.

Using colour and tone, I try, through the medium of paint, to convey my emotions as I view a landscape that I find beautiful, or dramatic, or imposing. I am never trying to portray a certain object in all its clarity but rather I want to capture the objects as they sit in the landscape by conveying the envelope of light in which they sit. By doing this I can fulfil my aim of allowing the viewer to experience the feelings that inspired me when I was stood in front of the scene.

I use professional quality artists paint as these have the highest pigment load and can provide truer colours. My work is developed in my studio in Otley, using a limited palette, where I use photographs and sketches made at the time to help me capture the form of the landscape. However, once the form and structure is established, I tend to turn away from source material and use the technique of ‘memory painting’ as espoused by painters such as John Carlson. When I am sketching of photographing the scene I intend to paint, I memorise the scene and my feelings – this allows me to remove unnecessary detail and aim for the over-arching motif that attracted me to the scene in the first place,

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Jonathan Smith's art

    Red gate, Timble
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    Red gate, Timble

    Original Status: Sold
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    Farnley Fields, Otley

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    Through The Trees
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    Through The Trees

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    The Shooting Lodge
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    The Shooting Lodge

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    The Quay, Blakeney

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    The Iron Bridge
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    The Iron Bridge

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autumn
footpath
landscape
trees
woods
yorkshire-landscape
sunrise
boats
sea
skies
storm
seascape
northumberland-landscape
water
bamburgh
castle
conifer-woods
pine-forest
willow
moors
summer
yorkshire-landscapes-and-buildings
winter
winter-trees
tres
sunset
snowscape
Red gate, Timble
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Red gate, Timble

Original Status: Sold
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Farnley Fields, Otley

Original Status: Available
Print Status: Available as prints and cards
Original price: £310
Through The Trees
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Through The Trees

Original Status: Sold
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The Shooting Lodge
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The Shooting Lodge

Original Status: Sold
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The Quay, Blakeney

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Original price: £450
The Iron Bridge
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The Iron Bridge

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The Cool of the Woods
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The Cool of the Woods

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Storm Passing

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Nesfield In Winter
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Nesfield In Winter

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Northumbrian Dunes

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Goredale In Flood

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The Cairn, Denton Moor
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The Cairn, Denton Moor

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East Lagoon, Staveley

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Conifers at Timble - Morning

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Bamburgh - Storm Approaching

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Dob Park Bridge
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Dob Park Bridge

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Mist on Denton Moor I
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Mist on Denton Moor I

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Mist Clearing – Denton Moor
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Mist Clearing - Denton Moor

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Gallows Hill – Otley
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Gallows Hill - Otley

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Woodland Track - Timble Forest

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Whitby Harbour

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Washburn Valley, Winter
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Washburn Valley, Winter

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Timble -Early Morning

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The Sluice Gate

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The Signpost, Ilkley Moor

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The Road to Rocking Hall

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The Old Track

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The Old Cattle Market, Otley - Winter

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The Marsh

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The Gorse, Menwith

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The Conifer Forest

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The Beech – Autumn
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The Beech - Autumn

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Surprise View, Chevin

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Sunrise - Denton Moor

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Storm Clouds Over Denton Moor

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Snow in the Washburn Valley

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Rombald's Moor

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Otley Weir, Autumn

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Otley Chevin - Winter

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Nature Study 2 - Ferns and Ash

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Mist on Denton Moor II

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Lower Dearncomb, Denton Moor

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Lippersley Ridge from the North

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Heather Burning - Beamsley Beacon

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Gawk Hall in the Mist

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Gawk Hall Gate from the East

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From Littondale

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Forest Pool, Timble

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Evening Snow, Timble

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Emley Moor, Winter

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East Pier, Whitby

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Early Spring, Staveley

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Dunstanburgh Castle in the Mist

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Conifers at Timble - Morning

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Cam Pasture, Upper Wharfedale

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Byland Abbey

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Almscliffe

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Jonathan Smith's art

    Red gate, Timble
    Original SOLD

    Red gate, Timble

    Original Status: Sold
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards

    Farnley Fields, Otley

    Original Status: Available
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards
    Original price: £310
    Through The Trees
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    Through The Trees

    Original Status: Sold
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards
    The Shooting Lodge
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    The Shooting Lodge

    Original Status: Sold
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards

    The Quay, Blakeney

    Original Status: Available
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards
    Original price: £450
    The Iron Bridge
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    The Iron Bridge

    Original Status: Sold
    Print Status: Available as prints and cards

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    Past Exhibitions

    Ripon Art Show Ilkley Art Show Private exhibition at Mackenzie's Smokehouse, Blubberhouses, Harrogate Northern Art & Craft Show
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    "Using tone and colour I aim to convey my response to the natural world"