Callaghans of Shrewsbury explore how the Modern British Masters capture the essence of our magnificent country, like those who painted before them.

As the celebrated artist JMW Turner once said, “My job is to paint what I see, not what I know,” and how fortunate British artists have always been to find so much to inspire as subject matter across the United Kingdom.

As Stella Callaghan, of the prestigious gallery Callaghans of Shrewsbury says, “These days, taking in works from the likes of Lowry, Braaq, Hankey and McIntyre, is like taking the viewer on a whistle-stop tour of the British Isles. From McIntyres rugged, sweeping Scottish landscapes, across to the Northern scenes rendered by the Braaq and Lowry to the bustling Cornish coastal scenes favoured by Hankey.” And it’s true that the life and landscapes are placed at the centre of each work to celebrate and capture all that is great about our magnificent country.