James Naughton


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I am a professional painter and have worked in Bolton for the last 20 years. I am interested in communicating a vision of Landscape which is both familiar and mysterious.

My work is a firmly within the tradition of European Romantic Landscape painting. I believe the philosopy which brought such work into being and the ever changing experience of contemporary life warrant a continued diligence to it's potential.

My work emerged from a passion for the discipline and craft of printmaking. Realising the many similarities of printing ink to oil paint, I was fascinated in using well established print techniques together with the flexibility painting offered.

I am trying to communicate the fleeting interaction between light and dark on expanses of land and more recently caves. My initial responses to what I see are imaginatively internalised are revisited by the painting process in the hope that I can concentrate every aspect of the entire experience for myself and the eventual audience.



 
Cave Pool
Cave Pool



Sunlight
Sunlight



Sun Setting
Sun Setting



Passing Cloud
Passing Cloud



Water in the Cave
Water in the Cave



Light in the Cave
Light in the Cave