John Freeman is well known for his paintings of the North Yorkshire landscape, and in recent years, working almost exclusively in water colours, has established a reputation for his exciting snow scenes of the area creating a combination of clarity and warmth not often found in this type of subject.
A selection of his work is now in print and it is proposed to add regularly to this collection of over 100 subjects in both open and limited editions. John's recently extended studio, located in the heart of Whitby's East Side, is light and spacious and shows over 160 of his works.
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.
“I find the immediacy of watercolour exciting and stimulating. It enables me to combine my love of detail with broad areas where pigment, paper, and water create their own qualities. Since 1981, when my love affair with watercolours took hold, I have painted exclusively in that medium. But although subjects may vary, my real love has always been the more remote rural aspects of a given area. The un-renovated, the basic, and the dilapidated buildings are those which quicken the eye and the hand.”
“The legacy of my earlier oil painting days has had considerable bearing on the way my painting has developed, giving a different feel to my watercolours, and a strength not normally associated with the medium.”