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Jonathan Smith

I am a self-taught oil painter, specialising in landscapes, especially those of northern England.

Using colour and tone, I try, through the medium of paint, to convey my emotions as I view a landscape that I find beautiful, or dramatic, or imposing. I am never trying to portray a certain object in all its clarity but rather I want to capture the objects as they sit in the landscape by conveying the envelope of light in which they sit. By doing this I can fulfil my aim of allowing the viewer to experience the feelings that inspired me when I was stood in front of the scene.

I use professional quality artists paint as these have the highest pigment load and can provide truer colours. My work is developed in my studio in Otley, using a limited palette, where I use photographs and sketches made at the time to help me capture the form of the landscape. However, once the form and structure is established, I tend to turn away from source material and use the technique of ‘memory painting’ as espoused by painters such as John Carlson. When I am sketching of photographing the scene I intend to paint, I memorise the scene and my feelings – this allows me to remove unnecessary detail and aim for the over-arching motif that attracted me to the scene in the first place,

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Jonathan Smith's art

    Pockstones Moor

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    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £500

    A Quiet Evening

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    Price: £250

    Frosty Morning

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    Price: £300
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    Covey Hall Farm

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    Price: £270

    The Gathering Storm - Wharfedale

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    Price: £500
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    Farnley Park - Early Autumn

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    Price: £350
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Pockstones Moor

Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints and cards
Price: £500

A Quiet Evening

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Prints: Available as prints and cards
Price: £250

Frosty Morning

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Prints: Available as prints and cards
Price: £300
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Covey Hall Farm

Status: Available
Prints: Available as prints and cards
Price: £270

The Gathering Storm - Wharfedale

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Prints: Available as prints and cards
Price: £500
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Farnley Park - Early Autumn

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Price: £350
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Timble Ings - Sunrise

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Dunstanburgh Castle

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Summer Storm, Staveley

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The Sandbeds, Otley

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Saltburn - Huntcliffe From Marske

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Saltburn - Towards Huntcliffe

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Wharfedale - A Showery Day

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Denton Moor

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Misty Morning at Otley Weir
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Misty Morning at Otley Weir

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Winter Landscape, Staveley

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Runswick bay
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Runswick bay

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The Dying Ash

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A Yorkshire Summer

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The Clearing
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The Clearing

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Spring Light

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Misty Morning at Knotford

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Sunrise - Winter

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Lady Dikes from Denton Moor

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Evening Light at Marske

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Poplar in Winter

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Long Dike, Timble

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Malham Cove - Spring

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Harvest - East Park at Farnley

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Last Light on Denton Moor
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Last Light on Denton Moor

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Farnley – High Summer
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Farnley - High Summer

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Summer Storm – Bamburgh
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Summer Storm - Bamburgh

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Early Morning Rain - Timble Forest

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Winter Sunrise - Staveley

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Harnessing the Storm

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Home Farm, Farnley - from the fields

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Early Spring morning, Timble

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Arthington Viaduct from the Wharfe

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Dune Study, Northumberland

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Respite - Storm Eunice from Snowden Crags

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The Strid, Autumn

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Old Barn, Arthington

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Red gate, Timble
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Red gate, Timble

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Farnley Fields, Otley

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The Shooting Lodge
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The Shooting Lodge

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The Iron Bridge
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The Iron Bridge

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Northumbrian Dunes
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Northumbrian Dunes

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The Cairn, Denton Moor
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The Cairn, Denton Moor

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East Lagoon, Staveley

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Dob Park Bridge
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Dob Park Bridge

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Mist on Denton Moor I
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Mist on Denton Moor I

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Mist Clearing – Denton Moor
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Mist Clearing - Denton Moor

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Gallows Hill – Otley
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Gallows Hill - Otley

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Woodland Track - Timble Forest

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Whitby Harbour

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Washburn Valley, Winter
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Washburn Valley, Winter

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Trollers Ghyll

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Timble -Early Morning

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The Old Cattle Market, Otley - Winter

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The Marsh

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The Conifer Forest

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The Beech – Autumn
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The Beech - Autumn

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Snow in the Washburn Valley
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Snow in the Washburn Valley

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Otley Weir, Autumn

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Nature Study 2 - Ferns and Ash

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Lippersley Ridge from the North

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Gawk Hall Gate from the East
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Gawk Hall Gate from the East

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Forest Pool, Timble

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East Pier, Whitby

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Dunstanburgh Castle in the Mist

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Byland Abbey
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Byland Abbey

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Almscliffe

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Jonathan Smith: Solo Exhibition Village Gallery York.

Jonathan Smith: Solo Exhibition Village Gallery York.

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Jonathan Smith's first solo exhibition, comes to Village Gallery in York this January. The Village Art Gallery is a wonderful space set in the old shopping centre of York, just off the Shambles. Downstairs one can find a wonderful range of artworks and ornaments, pottery and glassware. Upstairs is a...more

Date: From 23/01/2023 To 04/03/2023
Art in the Pen, Skipton

Art in the Pen, Skipton

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Date: From 13/04/2022 To 14/04/2022
Location: Craven Cattle Marts, Gargrave Road, Skipton, UK
Exhibition at Ilkley Art Shop, Ilkley

Exhibition at Ilkley Art Shop, Ilkley

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Date: From 14/03/2022 To 23/04/2022
Location: Gallery at The Art Shop, The Art Shop, Hawksworth Street, Ilkley, UK
100×100 Online exhibition

100×100 Online exhibition

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Date: From 01/03/2022 To 31/03/2022

Interview

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Jonathan Smith's art

    Pockstones Moor

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £500

    A Quiet Evening

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £250

    Frosty Morning

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £300
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Covey Hall Farm

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £270

    The Gathering Storm - Wharfedale

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £500
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

    Farnley Park - Early Autumn

    Status: Available
    Prints: Available as prints and cards
    Price: £350
    How to buy: Buy on Yorkshire Art

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    Past Exhibitions

    Ripon Art Show Ilkley Art Show Private exhibition at Mackenzie's Smokehouse, Blubberhouses, Harrogate Northern Art & Craft Show 100x100 online exhibition Gallery at the Art Shop, Ilkley
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