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John D. Petty | aka John Humber

Hello. In the flatlands of Holderness, East Yorkshire, the landscape is agricultural and intensively farmed. It is this low-lying land, crosscut with drainage channels that is the subject of most of my work. My paintings are not naturalistically representative of the area, rather, they connect with and communicate my experience of being in the flat and expansive landscape I have known since childhood. My paintings all come from sketches made in the field and are made by applying, removing and disrupting many layers of colour, marks and materials—an archaeological process that echoes the changing ecology of the land itself; the changing light and weather, the changing seasons and crops, and the changes over the generations as the land was drained and reclaimed from the river and marshes. I’m a native of Hull, lived away for many years, returning to home soil on retirement. I am currently based at Calf House Studios in Bishop Burton.

I exhibit frequently in open exhibitions and have had solo exhibitions at Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber: Eleven, Hull: Morten Gallery, Bridlington.

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John D. Petty | Aka John Humber's art

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Barley field near Bracken

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East Bank

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Yet another view of Keyingham land drain

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A field of rye, Brick Road

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Land and sky, iv

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Land and sky, i

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Land and sky, ii

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Last view of Weeton Fields

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A big field of rye

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Wolds view near Lund

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The Deep

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Summer sky

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Sky Over the Estuary

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The Channel, west end, October

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Dark clouds forming

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Clouds over the rapefield

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The Channel, mid June, cool and breezy

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Across the Estuary

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A very hazy day

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Across the river from Crow Hill

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Summer clouds Marsh Lane

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Summer saltmarsh on the Estuary

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A bright summer day

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Ditch at Cherry Cobb Sands

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Shadows and reflections

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Thundery showers later

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    "Hills and mountains are ok, but they get in the way when you want to paint the land."
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    Past Exhibitions

    I am a regular exhibitor at the annual Ferens Open Exhibition in Hull and the biennial ‘From The Humber to The Wash’ open exhibition at the Ropewalk, Barton-on-Humber. I have also exhibited at The Great North Art Show, Ripon and as a member of East Riding Artists at Hull University and Nunnington Hall, near Malton. Solo exhibitions at— The Ropewalk, 2017. Studio Eleven, Hull, 2018. Morten Gallery, Bridlington, 2018. Burton Constable Hall, Sproatley, 2020. Examples of my work can be seen at— Kentmere House, York.
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    "Hills and mountains are ok, but they get in the way when you want to paint the land."
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