The purpose of this site is to offer a retrospective overview of my paintings, and to describe my working approaches and artistic aims.
My work features ecological close-ups of vegetation, painted out of doors, entirely from observation, with the unaided eye.
Often painted in urban locations, my work has been described as 'garden painting' rather than 'landscape', and included in exhibitions and publications on that theme. 'Plantscape' might better convey the interface between cultivation and wilderness, but gardens remain important.
Small, fenced-off, owned areas of the planet can offer a unique sense of closeness to nature and remoteness from 'the world'. They also have a role in protecting the natural environment, and the individuality of the owner's vision is a vital factor. I am indebted to those who have participated in my projects by allowing me to paint on their properties, often for very extended periods of time.
Most of the pictures are now in private collections in Britain and abroad. Some recent works may be for sale; information can be found at www.franciskylegallery.com
Enquiries regarding sales may be addressed to Francis Kyle, my artistic agent since 1998:
Since the closure of the Francis Kyle gallery in Maddox Street, Mayfair, sales enquiries, and any other queries, criticisms or comments regarding my work can also be made directly to me at this site:
Brambles in a North London Garden oil on canvas 40"x30" 2001
All images © John N. Pearce