Whitby Sunset by Chris Bird

Whitby Sunset by Chris Bird

Whitby Sunset is a reproduced installation of Chris Bird ‘s oil painting depicting the sunset at Whitby, North Yorkshire, as if looking down towards Sandsend.This piece can be found at the bottom of Wellgate. Chris Bird has lived all of his life in the Rotherham area, and has worked as a commercial artist for the past 30 years. Based at the Old Building Yard in Wentworth, he has built up a strong following with art lovers and collectors alike. A self-taught representational artist, he works in traditional materials such as oil, watercolour, pen and ink, pencil and charcoal. He loves to paint almost anything from portraits to landscapes, townscapes, seascapes, woodlands, meadows, machinery and animals, with a particular interest in countryside scenes. His aim is to paint atmosphere; to capture the warmth of a summer's breeze, the buzzing of bees in a meadow, the lapping of water on a canal bank, the rustle of leaves in the autumn woodland, the sound of the rain on a tin roof or crunch of frozen snow underfoot. Chris said: "My aim in painting is not only to paint the scene before me but to try and capture the atmosphere, to make the viewer aware of not just the sights but also of the sounds and feeling embodied in the painting." Find out more about Chris here http://www.chrisbird-artist.co.uk/ Opposite Whitby Sunset on the corner of the High Street and Wellgate you can see the “Old Bank”. The Old Bank was founded in 1792 as the Sheffield & Rotherham Joint Stock Banking Co Ltd. It was owned in the 18th century by a family of local Ironfounders and is now home to the RBS.

May, 31, 2015

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