North & South Collection

Initially I created this new project around two beautiful places that fascinate me to no end: the Scottish Highlands and the Portuguese Alentejo, however I can including many others stunning places that can be playing the difference and similarity between north and south.

By omitting the sky, I was able to create a stronger focus on their shapes and colours and bringing to light their differences and similarities. These two regions, despite being almost completely opposite, share more in common that one might initially think. Their pure, natural beauty and dramatic intensity inspire a peaceful and hopeful feeling.

Initially the idea was creating paintings of Scotland but then I realized the beautiful landscapes of Lake District, the moors of Yorkshire and Lancashire make as well a perfect match for these Series. Maybe the South will be represented by others landscapes scenes of different countries as well.

The background of the paintings are created in a dark grey, as the old fine art school they use plain dark or black background to represent portraits and flowers subject, so I thought why not use in landscapes as well, one first test i was very happy because its a mix of traditional and contemporary style.

However if you prefer a sky with some clouds I can create it, keeping some darkness to more contrast, see the example below on page with one painting already made. 

The result of these paintings is a more contemporary artwork which will looks beautiful with a modern frame but also in a classic one, any interior design will be precious with the paintings. 


 

Four of the paintings are framed by a specialist framer using with a modern high-quality black with silver detailed frame. 
Contact me if you would like any other paintings with this frame design.

Near the Loch
Near the Loch

painting with frame

The little cottage
The little cottage

painting with frame

Up the Mountain
Up the Mountain

painting with frame

Silent Valley
Silent Valley

painting with frame

Solitary cottage
Solitary cottage

40x40x2cm

The lovely Scottish Heather
The lovely Scottish Heather

40x40x2cm

Spring colours
Spring colours

40x40x2cm

Lilac Field
Lilac Field

40x40x2cm

Lavender brights the field
Lavender brights the field

30x30x2cm- SOLD

Field painted with poppies
Field painted with poppies

30x30x2cm

Monte Alentejano
Monte Alentejano

40x30x2cm

Monet's colours in South
Monet's colours in South

40x30x2cm

The Bothy in mountain
The Bothy in mountain

30x30x2cm

The little cottage
The little cottage

30x30x2cm

On Way in Highlands
On Way in Highlands

40x40x2cm - a version with some clouds

The Cottage in the Highlands
The Cottage in the Highlands

40cm x 40cm x 2cm - Sold