My name is Gregory Paul Learmonth. I have often been called "The Monet of Wharfedale," as a direct result of the strong influence of Impressionism that's clearly seen in my paintings.
The gang of five.
After years of study on the subject of Impressionism, it comes as no surprise that I paint the way in which I do. I follow the techniques and principles of painting originally laid down by ''
The first impressionist painting that I saw was "" a famous piece by I was so influenced by the style of the work, that it was inevitable that I would adopt the Impressionist style.
My other influences are Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Turner, Daubigny and Seago.
The Local Artist.
I live in the village of Burley in Wharfedale in West Yorkshire which sits at the southern end of the Yorkshire dales and of Monet's house and garden which I visit every year. I am self taught, have my own style of painting, but stick to the key principles of Impressionism. These are:
which are held together by a loose and expressive brushstroke.
I paint local landscapes and townscapes, but also like to paint scenes from the Yorkshire coast and of Monet's house and garden which I visit every year.. The light and colour in Yorkshire are a shade darker than those in France which Monet and Renoir captured. Consequently, my paintings reflect the change in light and colour so that they capture a more realistic look and feel.