Within our emphasis on British art from
the last 150 years, "British art" is taken to mean any work by artists
born, raised or educated in England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland, or who
were resident in those countries for some time and worked in the
traditional styles commonly used in these islands.
This art gallery is primarily organised
into three subject areas - Landscape, Seascape (including "marine"
subjects) and Still Life. These are the major areas in which British
artists have made a major impact in the last two centuries and which are
relevant to the emphasis in this web site on the theme of nature.
To start browsing the collection,
simply click on one of the main subject areas below (each artist has a
dedicated page and you can move backwards and forwards through the
townscape and architectural subjects)
Seascape (including coastal
scenes and marine subjects)
Still Life (flowers, plants,
and other close-up object scenes)
Note that artists are not presented in
alphabetic order within the Gallery pages (they are semi-random but
similar or associated artists are grouped together). To go directly to a particular artist,
or see a complete list, go to the tab above labelled "Artists" which will take you to page
containing an alphabetic list of all artists on this web site.
Each artist covered in this site has
their own page which contains one or more examples of their work and
some biographical notes. Sometimes this information is limited - go to
the Exhibiting page to see how you can
contribute more. If you want more information on any picture
shown on any of those pages, then click on the picture and a higher
resolution image will be displayed together with details of the media,
image size, date, whether signed, the price (if for sale) and other
picture specific data. Go to Media for a short
note on the media that may be used.
The pictures shown are typically valued
at less than $5,000 so they are often within the budget of the average
art collector. The site includes many examples of English
watercolours which have become a common medium for British artists due
to the rapidity with which they can be painted, minimal materials and
hence relatively low cost. To learn more about picture valuations go to
the Valuations page.
Puzzled as to what makes a good
picture, and what does not? Go to the
Appreciation page for more information.
Most of the paintings shown on this web
site have an artificial "digital" frame added to standardise their
appearance - pictures rarely retain their original frames and are often
reframed to suit the tastes of the current owner, so for this and other
technical reasons we have generally dispensed with the actual frames.
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