All Hail the Landscape: 10 Unique Approaches

 “The landscape painter must walk in the fields with a humble mind. No arrogant man was ever permitted to see Nature in all her beauty.” John Constable

The landscape has long provided artists with inspiration with the genre booming in the nineteenth century partly due to urbanisation alienating many people from nature and the countryside.

In the latter half of the twentieth century, the genre was expanded to include urban and industrialized landscapes and today artists approach the subject in increasingly varying ways.

David Hockney once said, “Enjoyment of the landscape is a thrill,” and many of us recognise the delight that comes from experiencing a place, whether it’s watching a sunset over the ocean or looking across a forest valley.

The creative appetite to express a response to the landscape is at an all-time high, with artists painting not just literal representations of the landscape but also emotional expressions of a place, abstracted scenes and even imagined places. 

Take a look at these 10 unique approaches to the landscape:

 Rich Spicer 'Colourscape 7'  £400.00

Rich Spicer 'Colourscape 7'

£400.00

 Cheryl Ann Williams 'Valley Variations 6'  £500.00

Cheryl Ann Williams 'Valley Variations 6'

£500.00

 Rupert Aker 'Wychwood Bales'  £475.00

Rupert Aker 'Wychwood Bales'

£475.00

 Joris Van Gansbeke 'Le chemin de Nagimont'  £350.00

Joris Van Gansbeke 'Le chemin de Nagimont'

£350.00

 Madeleine Remy 'La Naissance du Jour'  £700.00

Madeleine Remy 'La Naissance du Jour'

£700.00

 Alison Johnson 'Delicate Expression'  £680.00

Alison Johnson 'Delicate Expression'

£680.00

 Giuliana Lazzerini 'Snow Fox'  £950.00

Giuliana Lazzerini 'Snow Fox'

£950.00

 Kirstin Wood 'Winter Birch Trees'  £540.00

Kirstin Wood 'Winter Birch Trees'

£540.00

 Sam Martin 'St. Anthony Head, Cornwall'  £425.00

Sam Martin 'St. Anthony Head, Cornwall'

£425.00

 Amanda Horvath 'Whispering Trees'  £550.00

Amanda Horvath 'Whispering Trees'

£550.00