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John Skelton

Artist John SkeltonI was brought up on a large country estate south of Gloucester and lived an idyllic childhood. My father worked in the estate office so we lived in what was the court stable flats on the estate. Being able to wander and play on the estate brought me in touch with nature from my earliest memories, so I learnt quickly to appreciate its perfection in light, shade, colour, harmony and moods.

I had a natural ability, even at five years old, to be able to copy images with accurate detail. 

Self taught, I moved into oil painting as a hobby in my teens and was able to sell quite a few before venturing into the business world of graphics. Having recently retired early I now have chance to paint once again and took it up again 2 years ago, but this time using acrylic to avoid the fumes associated with oil paint thinners, and also sparing my wife the side-effects she used to put up with. However, I am now experimenting with water-based oils as I loved their blending qualities. 

I paint anything that motivates me and even take on portrait commissions. I have also produced ''copies'' of famous paintings for other clients who wished to have an artists copy of their favourite picture. However, most of my work is original and usually reflect light, colour, mood, movement and harmony, in as true to life as my ability and style lets me. Even a garden shed has a beauty when the surroundings are coloured by light. Just the enjoyment of painting is enough, but I have been thrilled that people have made generous comments about my work. 

 


Gallery

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2015

 

 

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"Jingpeng Pass - Inner Mongolia"

Acrylic on Canvas

500 x 700 mm

290

 

2014

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"Darjeeling Sheds" after Cunio

Acrylic on Canvas

400 x 500mm

220

 

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"Upton In The Snow"

Acrylic on Canvas

Commission

 

 

2013

 

 

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"Midnight Rendezvous"

Acrylic on Canvas

400 x 500mm

- Sold -

 

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"Gaze of a Geisha"

Acrylic on Canvas

Commission

 

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''Learning The Ropes''
Acrylic on canvas
410 x 510mm
150
 

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''The Visitor''

Acrylic on canvas
500 x 460mm
 - Sold -
 

 

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''Running Wild''

Acrylic on canvas
600 x 900mm
380

 

 

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''Silver Steel - Redcar Steelworks''
Acrylic on Canvas
600 x 460mm
- Sold -

 

 

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''Gloucester Docks''

Acrylic on Canvas
600 x 500m
- Sold -

 

 

2011-12

 

 

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''The Clearing''
Acrylic on canvas
770 x 610mm
250

 

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''Resting Tiger''
Acrylic on canvas
460 x 360mm
180

 

 

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''The Bee''
Acrylic on canvas
510 x 410mm
- Sold -

 

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'Jet Harris - The Legend''

Commission 
- Sold -

 

 

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'Girl with the Pearl Earring - after Vermeer''.

Commission
- Sold -

 

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'Gloucester Eastgate 1930s''

510 x 770mm
- Sold -

 

 

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''The Pink Turban''

250 x 300mm
180

 

 

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''The Clock Inn, The Gorbles''
250 x 300mm
- Sold -

 

 

 

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'Jimmy Walkabout''

Acrylic on Canvas
405 x 510mm 
245

 

 

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'Spitfire''.

700 x 500mm
Acrylic on Canvas
- Sold -

 

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''Dusk Roundup''

560 x 460mm
Acrylic on canvas
- Sold -

 

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''The Nomad''

510 x 410mm
Acrylic on canvas
260

 

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'Cafe Rouge''

410 x 510mm
Acrylic on canvas
180

 

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'Morning Blaze''

510 x 410mm
Acrylic on canvas
220

 

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''Raining in Manhattan''

460 x 560mm
Acrylic on canvas
SOLD

 

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''The Drinking Font''

510 x 620mm
Acrylic on canvas
230

 

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''Queensborough Bridge NY''

760 x 510mm
Acrylic on canvas
- Sold -

 

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''The Milk Maid'' after Vermeer

305 x 405mm
Acrylic on canvas
Commission

 

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''Mad Dogs'' after Vettriano

305 x 405mm
Acrylic on canvas
Commission

 

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''My Shed''

410 x 510mm
Acrylic on canvas
- Sold -

 

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''Nearly Home''

310 x 410mm
Acrylic on canvas
160

 

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''Child Portraits''

510 x 410mm
Acrylic on canvas
Commission

 

 


Contact Details

 

Commissions are welcome and negotiable. Should you need any further details or wish to purchase or are interested in a painting displayed here please email me at  js.graphics@virginmedia.com. 

All work displayed here has been produced in the last two years. All are signed/dated. They are not framed as clients may wish to choose their own. I will help with this if you wish. All paintings are on canvas on stretcher. 

Finally, I have produced greetings cards and postcards of five images - Dusk Roundup - Raining in Manhattan - The Nomad - The Visitor, and Gloucester Docks


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