Simon Palmer is an acclaimed, contemporary artist, whose work details scenes of the British landscape. Bearing the traces of Eric Ravillious and Paul Nash, Palmer’s work revels in palettes of soft, woody greens and earthy browns, favouring a non-linear perspective which perfectly captures the undulations of the Yorkshire Dales or the labyrinthine layout of a meandering forest. There is an honesty to Palmer’s work, which often depicts a barren winter, a silhouetted branch framed against an ice-white sky: herein lies the beauty, as any lover of the English countryside will attest to. Born in Yorkshire in 1956, Palmer graduated from art school in 1977. In 2004 his first retrospective show, Territories of the Imagination, was shown at the Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate. He has shown at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on a number of occasions. Other notable group exhibitions include: the National Trust centenary; British Landscape painting in the twentieth century at Crane Kalman Gallery; Dreamers of landscape at Bohun Gallery; Art & Yorkshire: Turner to Hockney at the Mercer Art Gallery; and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera exhibition. The Art of Simon Paler was published in 2011. Palmer’s work is held in public galleries and private collections across the world.
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