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Inspiration and potted history

I am a Scottish painter from Berwick upon Tweed and mum of two boys and a menagerie, both living and working from our home in Morley, West Yorkshire. I have painted landscapes, seascapes and mountains since I started my fine art degree at university at Cumbria institute of the arts in 1996 where I specialised in painting.

My inspiration for my work stems from my childhood growing up in Northumberland and Scotland. Most of my childhood was spent exploring rock pools, walking the coastline, absorbing the beautiful landscapes and being hugely influenced by the moods of the sea and how the sea affects us.

Upon moving from the east coast to the west to study my degree I became fascinated by the mountains of the Lake District. Again finding that the weather and the harsh reality of how it governs our mood and changes the landscapes from one hour to the next.

Holidays in the highlands and the mountains of Wales have also consistently enthused me with the need to explore These exciting and transient environments and interpret the emotions evoked through the compelling and fulfilling need I have to paint memories of the places I have visited.

In January I held a stand at the Bradford Premier Small Animal Show in Doncaster racecourse where I sold small animal and bird oil paintings which I had painted specifically for the show.

I am delighted to say I will be there again in January for the weekend taking commissions for animal portraits and also selling new, small affordable artworks which can be bought directly from me.

This year so far I have recently been in the art in the barn exhibition at oakwell hall, i am currently displaying my work in a solo exhibition in arts cafe leeds, have recently undertaken numerous commissions and will be selling my work at the yorkshire art fair in April.


PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING KEPT UP TO DATE WITH NEW WORKS AND EXHIBITIONS, TO PURCHASE A PIECE OF ART OR REQUEST A COMMISSION

rsavage_art@yahoo.co.uk
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