An Artist in Lakeland (signed book)
This inspirational book focuses on Keith Melling's paintings of the Lake District, describing some of the most beautiful scenery in England, from the boulder strewn fells to the vast sheets of pristine water. It is presented in a handsome glossy format that can be either a good coffee table book or simply a good read with ample illustrations. although lakes and mountains are the mainstay of these lovely pages. the district has much more to offer; there is an interesting coast line and a little limestone as well, which Keith dips into, explaining his fascination for these outlying areas. From time to time, he also mentions his painting methods.
Hardback 276mm x 219mm (11 x 9 inches) 116 pages 178 illustrations - sketch map - ISBN 978095603837
Keith Melling: An Artist in the Dales (updated 2nd edition signed book)
In this updated second edition and signed, five new paintings have been added, with their respective commentaries.
In this beautifully designed book, Keith Melling explores each major Yorkshire Dale from top to toe, not only giving his visual impressions, but also writing a most compelling account.
Intriguing snippets of history, folklore, geology and wildlife are interwoven with tips on painting and artistic anecdotes, all of which combine to present a totally new and evocative view of one of the most stunning regions of the British Isles.
This unique and extraordinary book will appeal to all who love the Yorkshire Dales, and is a must for those who are partial to the art of Keith Melling. For those not yet familiar with the Dales, or the work of this accomplished landscape painter, this book will be a revelation.
“You can step into a Keith Melling painting and lose yourself. The detail in his panoramic views is so crisp, you can almost smell the air, feel the fresh breeze on your cheek. Your eye travels great distances to horizons that go on and on: the longer you look, the more you see.”
“There is nothing rushed about Keith Melling’s finely-detailed landscapes... Everything is carefully judged.”
Keith Melling: An Artist in Pendleside (signed book)