John Freeman Studio

Whitby, North Yorkshire - +44 (0)1947 602 799
With subjects from a wide variety of local sources, John Freeman never fails to enchant your attention.

2020 Calendar

The John Freeman Calendar for 2020 is now available. 

Sturdy spiral-bound Calendar featuring 12 different images of Whitby and the surrounding…


1881 Pull through Hawsker 20 x 15

This image depicts the famous "Pull" of the Whitby Lifeboat the Robert Whitworth overland from Whitby to Robin Hoods Bay.…


Endeavour Moonlight 13 x 21

There are few sights more beautiful than a tall ship moored in Whitby harbour.  Make that ship HM Barque Endeavour, berth…


Dawn over Whitby 20 x 15

As you can imagine John Freeman has painted this subject many times, capturing it in many moods and seasons.

This study…


Homage to Whitby

Whilst this study is not a topographically accurate image of Whitby it does feature many of the aspects of Whitby…


Herring Catch, Whitby 20x15 Print

Herring fishing along the East coast of England was a thriving industry. Never more so than after World War Two…

John Freeman

John Freeman - Watercolour Artist in Whitby

Whitby artist, John Freeman

is well known for his watercolour paintings of the North Yorkshire landscape. His range of subjects also include his highly collectable Nocturne paintings, studies of H.M. Endeavour and a host of local places of interest from the very popular Goathland to remote moorland farms. Limited edition prints, Giclée prints, postcards, jigsaws, bone china, calendars, cards and other items are all available exclusively on this official website.


These editions are signed and numbered by the artist. The print employs a revolutionary new technique which is set to transform the fine art printing world. The combination of new inkjet printers using pigmented ink rather than dye-based ink has brought together high detail and resolution with that other vital attribute - permanency. The light fastness achieved using this combination of inks and specially developed fine art water colour papers such as the Albrecht Durer paper used here will give this print an estimated lifespan of 100 years.
Visually the print is very close to the original painting in colour, tone and texture.
No print or painting will benefit from hanging in the sunlight.

All of John Freeman's new limited edition prints use Giclée.