Paintings of Lancashire The South Pennines, Ribble Valley, Loud Valley, Lune Valley, Forest of Bowland, Pendle Hill , The West Pennine Moors
Painting of Bowland. Across the Loud Valley Oil on Canvas Lancashire Artist and Painter Rob Miller 100 x100 cm
"On this page, the five Lancashire Landscape paintings are of places that rank high in my favourite Lancashire views. Starting above, is a topographic oil painting, “Across the Loud Valley." Its a view from Jeffrey Hill from Jeffrey Hill and a scene that I and many others associate with happy rambles and family picnics. I have captured the vast skies that roll in from the Irish sea. The Ribble Valley paintings below left “Pendle in late Spring” painted from above Longridge Fells Birdy Brow and below right the painting of "Longridge Fell and Kemple End in Autumn" painted from above Stonyhurst College hold equally poignant memories of my walks as a young lad with The BlackBurn Ramblers way back in the 1960’s. The moors sitting above the enclosed towns and fields are places of raw nature, places of escape and peace from school, work and the crowded towns and cities. The two remaining paintings both pochades painted outdoors are of places that hold a similar feel for me. High above the narrow Pennine valleys of Lancashire the moorland settlements of Blackshaw Head and Lumb have a less gentle, more torn symbiotic relationship. They are places that ask questions about human habitation and have since Ruskin in the mid 19th Century been a source of narrative and inspiration for poets and painters alike.
Lancashire Coast Distant Fells Oil on Linen Board Rob Miller