White Sails Gallery - Fine art dealers in Dartmouth, Devon

01803 832272

Monty

As a youngster at school Monty was a very keen painter, but as is often the case, work and life took over and there was little time to devote to the subject. The love of it never went away however and art galleries were always a lure. Viewing the work of other artists has always been an attraction to him, the vivid colours used by some, the muted colours of others, and the different techniques used by so many.

Some five years ago and having been retired for some time, he became inspired once more, by the work of artists such as John Hammond, Peter Barker, and Mike Bernard, and decided that he should get back to painting. He has had no formal training, is self-taught and it took a long and frustrating time to get back into it. As he explains “It's not like riding a bike. You can't leave it for a long time and then just get back on and paint winners. The skills have to be nurtured anew.” He has a love of oil paints, working on both canvas and board, and prefers to paint in his studio from photographs he has taken, sometimes taking 4 or more weeks to complete a piece.

He mainly paints landscapes and coastal work, but seascapes have always been his passion and correctly capturing the movements of the boat and the waves is the challenge he relishes the most, which can take some time to perfect. As a result, his recent success has led to his work now being found in collections both in Europe and the USA.

"The simple truth is that I just enjoy painting" he says,
"and I hope that others enjoy what I paint as well."

Dawn on the Creek

£495.00
(Framed)
New!

Sunlit Castaway

£POA
(Framed)

Hauled up at Sunset

£POA
(Framed)

Waiting for the Tide

£495.00
(Framed)
Sold

Along the Coast

£POA
(Framed)

Into the Sunset

£495.00
(Framed)

Home to Roost

£POA
(Framed)

Full Sail

£595.00
(Framed)
Sold

Sunrise over Colyton

£POA
(Framed)

Orpheus on the Exe

£POA
(Framed)