Towards the Rialto, the Grand Canal

James Longueville (Born 1942)

Oil on Canvas
Size (inches): 17 (h) x 25 (w) inches
Size (cm): 43.2 (h) x 63.5 (w) cm

James Longueville was born in 1942 near Chester. Following a career in journalism, he started to paint professionally in 1972, concentrating on the landscape around his South Cheshire studio. Working in oil, pastel and watercolour, his work is traditionally figurative, influenced by a long line of exponents in European landscape painting from Boudoin, Constable and the East Anglian School to Wilson Steer, Seago and others. He paints daily and travels England, Ireland, France and Italy looking for new material. He successfully captures colour, light and atmosphere in his paintings, and being interested in his subject is fundamental to his work.