Gregory Paul Learmonth's Gallery
Gallery About the Artist
The Roundhouse, Burley, sunrise. (2017)
This is the first of a series of seven paintings of a local building called The Roundhouse. Painted on a summer's day at different times of that day from sunrise to nightfall. Fortunately for me four of them have sold and this is one of the remaining unsold ones. The Roundhouse in Burley in Wharfedale belongs to the nearby large Victorian building called The Grange. I believe The Roundhouse used to be a conservatory of some sort. It is now mainly used as a tea room.
Sunflowers (after Van Gogh) (2010)
One evening in 2010 at a Burley Art Club we had a "Van Gogh evening" where we set ourselves the task of painting our own version of one of his paintings and this is my resulting effort. I enjoyed the evening so much that later in my own time I painted another from the Sunflower series which I am happy to say sold almost immediately.
The Malt Shovel. Break in the clouds (2012)
On Main Street in Burley in Wharfedale is an old building called "The Malt Shovel" (now private accommodation). This painting shows the sun breaking through the clouds onto the building. The Malt Shovel was a hotel built in 1880. Since then it has been a fashionable bar, a meeting hall and dance venue, a restaurant and is now four large apartments. This painting is 36 x 30 inches in size and is one of a series of six paintings.
Ben Rhydding lake (2015)
Ben Rhydding is on the immediate outskirts of the town of Ilkley in West Yorkshire. This lake is part of Ben Rhydding nature reserve created after the quarry there closed. Open now to the public the reserve is now very popular with local dog walkers as well as wildlife enthusiasts. The lake is surrounded by woodland which has been there since the quarry was first established.
view of Otley Chevin from Ilkley Moor (2016)
Near to where I live is the market town of Otley. Otley apart from being famous as the birthplace of Thomas Chippendale is also famous for it's Chevin. This painting shows Otley Chevin viewed from the tops of Ilkley Moor with the Cow and Calf Inn just out of view to the left. Otley Chevin is half way between being a hill and a mountain and is very popular with visitors to the area as well as walkers and day trippers as it affords great views of the local area.
Selwicks Bay, Flamborough (2015)
Just on the tip of Flamborough Head (near Bridlington) on the Yorkshire coast is Selwicks Bay. This painting shows the entrance to it on a sunny day. Painted on standard stretched canvas. Selwicks Bay is a small beached area with it's own light house and leads North to Bempton Cliffs which now comes under the rulings of the RSPB.
Scale Nab, soft sunset (2014)
Scale Nab is a promontory jutting out from Bempton Cliffs ending in a small sea arch. Here it is seen from the south at sunset. I was attracted by the pinkish colour of the sky and the reflection of soft light and the setting sun on the sea. Most of my paintings on this gallery are painted on standard stretched canvas, but this one is painted on a box canvas and as it fits flush against the wall and is painted on the sides of the canvas it does not need to be framed.
Scale Nab, Bempton Cliffs. Afternoon effect (2015)
Bempton Cliffs on the Yorkshire coast famous for huge gatherings of breeding sea birds and is also the site of spectacular rock formations such as Scale Nab. Bempton Cliffs used to be used by the locals for what they called "climming". Someone would be lowered down the face of the cliffs by rope and that person would gather the seabird's eggs which would either be eaten or sold. The practice was outlawed in the late 1950s beginning of the 60s.