John Freeman has had a studio and gallery in Whitby since 1969 when he moved from Doncaster. He trained at Doncaster college of art and taught art for 5 years before making the move to Whitby.
His early work featured large landscapes in oil using heavy impasto and fine detail.
This love of detail carried through to his later works in watercolour, a medium he has worked in almost exclusively since 1980.
His subject matter relies largely on the area surrounding Whitby. The coast, town and inland villages have all provided a wealth of subject matter.
His use of seasonal changes and times of day have brought variety to a number of well visited subjects.
Amongst his subjects are some complex, researched lifeboat rescues featuring local Whitby events.
An area of subject matter that has pushed his watercolour techniques to another level are his nocturne studies. These much admired works create an intensity of tone and colour not often found in this medium.
His studio displays over 200 original works and prints and includes his fine book “A Meander Down the Esk” featuring 60 paintings and 110 drawings relating to the river.
The Studio also carries a large range of Prints and high quality items ranging from Melamine Tableware to Mugs as well as smaller items such as key rings, Calendars and Fridge Magnets.
Studio of John Freeman
9 Market Place