The Swiss alps have enticed many landscape artists before me inspiring works, which in some cases have spanned throughout a painters whole life time. Switzerland and it’s stunning landscapes has produced many good landscape painters including Segantini and Ferdinand Holder. So now it’s my turn to follow in their snowy footsteps while I prepare for my next solo exhibition in Nyon next to Lake Geneva.
Winter Painting is right up my street, the outdoors and snow sports combined, so if there is an opportunity to go for a hike or a ski with my painting equipment in my backpack I’m there. These particular winter painting days came as a bonus though, with no travel needed it snowed right here on my doorstep!
Last week I enjoyed several days painting the beautiful Swiss scenery, en plein air. It’s a great way to escape the studio and keep painting, see new places and I usually take my painting equipment with me on holidays if possible.
Have you ever wanted to try painting ‘en plein air’ at your favourite spot but unsure of how to start? This Week I have been running an art workshop in Nyon & Geneva for artists of all abilities, with a wonderful group of people all different ages and levels.
Today we have been Visiting some of my landscape paintings in the Engelberg Tal museum. It's quite an honour to be included in this show and have my paintings hanging next to those of a popular Swiss artist Wilhelm Amrhein (1873- 1926) who also lived and painted in Engelberg. It's curious how without having heard of this artist I have been inspired in many ways by the same landscapes and spots which Amrhein painted so many years ago such as 'Early November light', and the 'waterfall in the mountains' The show 'Vom Schnee' is open over the winter for the public to visit in Engelberg (Switzerland). ...Read More