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Dartmoor Artist Richard Berry
Painting began with watercolours many years ago, but now pastel is added to bring out the tone and depth of colour. Drawing with the paint brush, beginning with the landscape features, the reflections are drawn down into the water. Landscapes with buildings are treated in the same way, adding shadows, colour and shape.
In winter, I work in watercolour and pastels, entering work in selected exhibitions which are modern and high in quality. In the Spring and summer oils are possible in the Garden Studio.
Dartmoor is a compelling source for subjects and perhaps even more the River Dart itself, which seems a part of me. The tors, Haytor ,Houndtor, Grey tor, Saddle tor and Top tor, together with bridges, such as Postbridge, New bridge, Holne bridge, and Totnes bridge are inspiring landscapes.
Towns provide historic buildings, rivers, people and atmosphere, all popular, from Devon townscapes to Paris.
The coasts of Devon, Cornwall and Brittany are compelling sources for sea, river, sky, buildings and the natural environment.
When looking at other Artist's work I am particularly inspired by the Impressionist painters Sisley and Monet. The simplicity of the effect of their work is so elusive to achieve without overworking a piece.

Updated May 2014