Greg Learmonth.

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 Gang of Five.'

Impressionist paintings.

The first impressionist painting that I saw was "The Promenade," a famous piece by Renoir. I was so influenced by the style of the work, that it was inevitable that I would adopt the Impressionist style.

Other influences.

My other influences are Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Turner, Daubigny and Seago.


Greg Learmonth - Wharfedale's Impressionist Artist

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. I am self taught, have my own style of painting, but stick to the key principles of Impressionism. These are:

  • Light
  • Colour
  • Atmosphere

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. 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.

Commission an artwork.

If you have a specific commission in mind, then why not drop me a line or contact me?

A selection of recent work.

Cow and Calf Rocks in Summer - Greg Learmonth
River Wharfe at Ilkley - Greg Learmonth
Selwicks Bay at low tide - Greg Learmonth
Selwicks Bay at low tide - Greg Learmonth