Having entered the world of professional painting after a successful career in marketing, Geoff Kersey works both outdoors and from his studio at his home in Darley Dale, where he draws inspiration from the surrounding Peak District landscape in all seasons, in addition to traveling further afield from time to time to paint other favorite areas like Norfolk, Cumbria and parts of Suffolk.
Geoff also enjoys teaching painting and is pursuing this aspect of his work, setting up courses for beginners and improvers in the Derbyshire and Sheffield area.
A self-taught artist he believes watercolour is at its best when painted spontaneously and instinctively with a carefully selected palette of colours, concentrating on capturing the essence and atmosphere of the subject with the emphasis on light.
The Peak District provides a rich variety of rural landscapes, ideally suited to the watercolour painter’s palette. All Geoff’s paintings are produced on the finest watercolour papers and presented in acid-free mounts (frames are not included).
The paintings depict the Peak District’s variety of dales, peaks, valleys, farms, rivers and rich heritage, both rural and industrial, with that loose atmospheric quality for which watercolour is an ideal painting medium.
Geoff is happy to take watercolour painting commissions, not just of the Peak District, but of other locations in the British Isles.
Autumn in Dovedale – Derbyshire
One Ash Grange, Monyash – Derbyshire
Derbyshire lane in Winter
Cromford – Derbyshire
Sheepwash Bridge, Ashford in the Water – Derbyshire