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Simon Rivett

Simon Rivett

Simon has been painting landscapes for over 26 years of his painting career, from his days as a student at Goldsmith's College painting the declining industrial landscape of his home in Newcastle, to the last 17 years spent living in and exploring the unique rural landscape of the Outer Hebrides.The Outer Hebrides are a landscape of water and air, open, treeless and crofted, where the land is the product of the interaction of an ancient, traditional, pastoral land use, and a fragile ecology. The weather drives in on the Atlantic winds, visible for tens of miles, over the evanescent colours of the sea, creating a fabulous intensity of chiaroscuro, highlighting the glaciated, muscular forms of the hills and moor. A wealth of rare and endangered animals and plants survive and thrive in an environment that has been seen as marginal for humanity, clinging to exposed rocks and rooting in moving sands.It takes time to look beyond the obvious and understand the depth of this landscape, to in... [more]

Simon Rivett Borderland Farm in Snow

Simon Rivett

Borderland Farm in Snow

Watercolour on paper

Simon Rivett February Morning, Northumberland 2016

Simon Rivett

February Morning, Northumberland 2016

Oil on paper

Simon Rivett Sickett's Field, Northumberland 2016

Simon Rivett

Sickett's Field, Northumberland 2016

Oil on paper

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