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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

    Early Morning Rain - Timble Forest

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    Price: £430
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    Pine Woods - Early Light

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    Bolton Priory

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    Winter Sunrise - Staveley

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    Harnessing the Storm

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    Home Farm, Farnley - from the fields

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Early Morning Rain - Timble Forest

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Price: £430
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Pine Woods - Early Light

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Price: £400
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Bolton Priory

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Price: £220
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Winter Sunrise - Staveley

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Price: £300
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Harnessing the Storm

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Price: £480
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Home Farm, Farnley - from the fields

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Early Spring morning, Timble

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Arthington Viaduct from the Wharfe

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Dune Study, Northumberland

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Respite - Storm Eunice from Snowden Crags

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The Strid, Autumn

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Old Barn, Arthington

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Harnessing The Storm

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Red gate, Timble
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Red gate, Timble

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Farnley Fields, Otley

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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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Northumbrian Dunes
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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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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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Trollers Ghyll

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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 Old Track

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The Old Cattle Market, Otley - Winter

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The Marsh

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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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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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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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Byland Abbey

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Almscliffe

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Art in the Pen, Skipton

Art in the Pen, Skipton

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Date: From 13/04/2022 To 14/04/2022
Location: Craven Cattle Marts, Gargrave Road, Skipton, UK
Exhibition at Ilkley Art Shop, Ilkley

Exhibition at Ilkley Art Shop, Ilkley

Quick Description

Date: From 14/03/2022 To 23/04/2022
Location: Gallery at The Art Shop, The Art Shop, Hawksworth Street, Ilkley, UK
100×100 Online exhibition

100×100 Online exhibition

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Date: From 01/03/2022 To 31/03/2022

Interview

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Jonathan Smith's art

    Early Morning Rain - Timble Forest

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £430
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Pine Woods - Early Light

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £400
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Bolton Priory

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £220
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Winter Sunrise - Staveley

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £300
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Harnessing the Storm

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £480
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Home Farm, Farnley - from the fields

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £150
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

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    Past Exhibitions

    Ripon Art Show Ilkley Art Show Private exhibition at Mackenzie's Smokehouse, Blubberhouses, Harrogate Northern Art & Craft Show 100x100 online exhibition Gallery at the Art Shop, Ilkley
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    "Using tone and colour I aim to convey my response to the natural world"
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