Simon Palmer - The Next Door Neighbor - source
Simon Palmer - Longstone Peak - source
Simon Palmer - The Composers - source
Simon Palmer - Following the Visiting Preacher - source
Simon Palmer - Low Rookwith - source
Simon Palmer - Two Images of Himself in the Future - source
Simon Palmer - Cycling Home - source
Simon Palmer - The Signalman and the Guard - source
To see a slide presentation of more of Simon Palmer's work, please use this link.
Simon Palmer (1956 - ) is a British painter whose work I've only recently discovered. The artist lives and works in northern England, his work primarily focused on the subdued but strangely moving beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.
The artist's love of the Dales is on display in every square inch of his enigmatic watercolor paintings. The earth toned colors are symbolic, I suppose, not only of the overall light and shadow in and around his home in Ellingstring, Wensleydale, but of the earthiness of the tough and resilient people of Yorkshire.
I am taken by Palmer's imagination, the eccentric take he has on life among the hedgerows, fields, stone houses, trees and rolling hills. Slightly sinister, but beautiful and never off-putting.
The book published in 2012 source