This web site covers British art from the 1850s onwards. It is dedicated to the enjoyment of traditional watercolours, oils and pastels from that period. The emphasis is on the evocation of nature, either in landscapes, seascapes or still life. Whether it is the simulation of the misty scenery of Devon by Frederick J. Widgery (see right) or the more modern coastal views of Jean Canter, these paintings create a strong reaction in the viewer.
The site is primarily educational in that it shows you typical pictures from some of the artists in this period, with biographical notes. Go to the Gallery tab to browse the pictures or review the artists covered.
Go to the Legal page for more information on the general conditions of use of this site. If you are interested in exhibiting your own pictures on this web site then please go to the About page for more information.
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We welcome any queries on the pictures or artists, additional information that we can add to the site, or suggestions for improvements. Please use the Contact tab to send us an email.