Frank Gordon is a landscape painter. Direct observation in all seasons and weathers is the foundation for his work; subjects are generally found within walking distance of his home in the Yorkshire Dales National Park though more far-flung sites also play a part.
‘Painting is but another word for feeling’. (Constable)
From Settle cross the River Ribble. Take second road on the right (The Mains) and Haymeads is the fifth house on the left – a white bungalow.
Ample room to park on the Mains
|A downward sloping drive and steps up to the house.
Toilets in the house. Nearest disabled toilets at Whitefriars car park in Settle.
I have literally dozens of sketchbooks going back many years; these are made freely available for visitors to leaf through and give a real insight into my working methods.
Paints, brushes and other tools of the trade are in their usual place in the studio and I am quite commonly engaged in some work or other when visitors call. All the above naturally leads on to discussion of working method and practice which is often mutually beneficial.
I also have a print rack of works on paper of various kinds which create a better understanding of the range of work I do and I will no doubt have a number of works in progress around. Greetings cards and limited edition prints add to the richness of visitors’ experience and there are always abundant examples of framed finished work hanging in various rooms in the house.