Sunset near Coombes looking in to Manchester
Buttercups cowparsley crows and bees (2)
From Millstone Edge - Copy (2)
Just Passing

Peak District Gallery

Simon Parkin is a painter who has inhabited many landscapes, from the hills that surround Glossop to the very different terrain of North Africa or India. Although his work bears many traces of these different encounters, Simon's focus returns repeatedly to the high places of the Peak District, one of the last pockets of wilderness still remaining in England. These are hills that the artist has known all his life, yet transformed into paint it is as if they are seen for the first time. What may appear familiar can hold surprises for both artist and viewer alike with the fresh vision of every new encounter.

 

The richly textured surface of these paintings also reminds us that landscape exists not just in space but in time, and time takes different forms. Emotion and experience conjoin in the fluid currents of memory; these paintings speak of a deep, intuitive relationship with place. Yet they also dispassionately suggest the linear flow of human history that has left its trace on the land: the dry stone walls that both contain and follow the contours of the hills, or the ancient trackways that traverse them. Beneath this beats the slow pulse of geological time, the great forces that forged the gritstone of the Dark Peak and that continue still. The tiny pebbles and other found objects worked into the surface of many of these paintings hold a memory of these deep unspoken rhythms. But they are also talismans of the artist’s presence within the landscape, watching, absorbing, being.

 

Fionna Barber

Principal lecturer

Manchester School of Art

Millstone Edge 20x25cm  SOLD

Millstone Edge 20x25cm SOLD

Dusk on Middle Moor 30x40cm

Dusk on Middle Moor 30x40cm SOLD

Stanage Edge  Climbers 80 x100cmSOLD

Stanage Edge Climbers 80 x100cmSOLD

Kinder Reservouir 40X40CM

Kinder Reservouir 40X40CM

Just Passing 70x85cM SOLD

Just Passing 70x85cm SOLD

A scattering of snow 110x60cm

A scattering of snow 110x60cmSOLD

Snowy Wormstones

Snowy Wormstones 30x40cm

From Shelf stones 25x35cm

From Shelf stones 25x35cm

From Shelf Stones towards Glossop 50x100

From Shelf Stone towards Glossop 50x100cm SOLD

Following a stream 60x75cm

Following a stream 60x75cm

Dusk from near Shelf stones 30x40cm

Dusk from near Shelf stones 30x40cm

From Mouselow Farm 30x40cm SOLD

From Mouselow Farm 30x40cm SOLD

Towards Swinshaw Reservoir  20x25cm

Towards  the  Knot 20x25cm (2).jpg

Towards the Knot 20x25cm (2).jpg

Looking towards Mam Tor 60x60cm SOLD

Looking towards Mam Tor 60x60cm SOLD

Over the hills and far away 25x35cm

Over the hills and far away 25x35cm

Path to Wormstones , heather 30x40cm

Path to Wormstones 30x40cm SOLD

Padfield from Redgate 30xc40cm

Padfield from Redgate 30x40 cm

Sunny Glossop 20x25cm

Sunny Glossop 20x25cm SOLD

Buttercups, Cow parsly,Crows and Bees 50x50cm.jpg

Buttercups, Cow parsly,Crows and Bees 50x5 SOLD

Blustery Meadow with Buttercups and Bees

Blustery Meadow with Buttercups and Bees 62x92cm

White Ponies in the Meadow 30 x40cm

White Ponies in the Meadow 30x40cm

Shire Hill from Derbyshire Level

Shire Hill from Derbyshire Level, 35x45cm.

Straining at the leash 80 x100cmSOLD

Straining at the leash 80 x100cm SOLD

Autumn red 65 x75  cm Acrylic

Autumn red 65 x75 cm Acrylic

Autumn Light  112x152cm.jpg

Autumn Light 112x152cm SOLD

Autumn at Torside 60x60cm SOLD

Autumn at Torside 60x60cm SOLD

When the light gets in 20x25cm

When the light gets in 20x25cm SOLD

Wild Meadow

Wild Meadow, 60x50cm

Swinshaw Reservoir with horses and butte

Swinshaw Reservoir 24x32xm

Wormstones

Wormstones 65x65cm SOLD

Wormstones 45x55cm SOLD

Wormstones 45x55cm SOLD

Reaching into the Blue Sky

Reaching into the Blue Sky 25x35cm SOLD

Sunset from the fields near Coombes edge - Copy.jpg

Sunset from fields near Coombes edge SOLD

Peep O' Day 55x65cm

Peep O' Day 55x65cm SOLD

Lovely Daises

Lovely Daises 60x100cm SOLD

Dawn 50x70cm SOLD

Dawn 50x70cm SOLD

Moonlight Reflection

Moonlight Reflection 60x70cm

Summer pond SOLD

Summer pond 35x35cm SOLD

Moonlit Pond

Moonlit Pond 60x60cm SOLD

Summer Meadow with Horses

Summer Meadow with Horses 90x105cm SOLD

From Curber 60x110cm

From Curber 60 x110cm

Bluebell Wood

Bluebell Wood 25x35cm SOLD

Blue Bell Wood

Blue Bell Wood 35x45cm SOLD

Buttercups and Daisies

Buttercups and Daisies 25x35cm

Bluebell Wood

Bluebell Wood 20x30cm SOLD

Dark Edge 60x60cm

Dark Edge 60x60cm SOLD

Coombes Edge with crows and heather

Coombes edge with crows and heather 60 x60cm

From Millstone Edge 75x85cm

From Millstone Edge 75x85cm SOLD

Mossylea SOLD

Mossylea 75x85cm SOLD

Feeling summer

Feeling summer 60x70cm

Summer haze

Summer haze 120x80cm SOLD

When you're so far away

When you're so far away 100x60cm SOLD

Path Through the Heather

Path Through the Heather 50x60cm SOLD

Breaking Through 50x70cm

Breaking through 50x70cm

Towards the edge 132x132 cm

Towards the edge 132x132 cm

Along the edge

Along the edge 118x65cm SOLD

Towards Lantern Pike

Towards Lantern Pike 60x60cm SOLD

A clearing sky with crows over Coombes Edge

A clearing sky with crows over Coombes Edge 65x65cm SOLD

Mist at Woodhead

Mist at Woodhead

Light on the Edge

Light on the Edge SOLD

Kinder Stones

Kinder Stones 25x35cm

Somewhere Inbetween

Somewhere In-between 40x50cm SOLD

Birches and Bracken

Birches and Bracken 65 x65 cm,

Birches, Bracken and Blue Hills

Birches, Bracken and Blue Hills 25x35cm

Top Swinshaw Reservoir

Top Swinshaw Reservoir SOLD

If you look far enough

If you look far enough 65x65cm SOLD

Climbers on Stanage Edge

Climbers on Stanage Edge 60x60cmSOLD

Kinder Reservoir

Kinder ReservoirSOLD

Deep in the woods

Deep in the woods 70x85cm SOLD

A touch of pink

A touch of pink 60x60cm SOLD

Crows over the edge

Crows over the edge 50x60cm

Snowy Coombes Edge

Snowy Coombes Edge SOLD

Crows on the Snowy Edge

Crows on the Snowy Edge 60x60cm SOLD

Kinder reservoir from Kinder Edge 20x25c

Kinder reservoir from Kinder edge SOLD

Snowy Shire Hill

Snowy Shire Hill 60x50cm

Moonlit Snow

Moonlit Snow 60x50cm SOLD

Swallows Wood

Swallows Wood 50x50cm

Sheep in the Snow

Sheep in the Snow 60x60cm SOLD

Moon and Snow on Old Glossop Church

Moon and Snow on Old Glossop Church 60x60cm

Sheep by snowy edge 60x60cm - Copy (2).jpg

Sheep by snowy edge 60x60cm SOLD

Sledging

Sledging 45x50cm

Cracken Edge - Peep O' Day

Cracken Edge - Peep O' Day 110x60cm SOLD

The Gatekeepers

The Gatekeepers 45x45cm SOLD

Walking Away

Walking Away 60x60cm SOLD

Tending the sheep

Tending the sheep 40x50cm

Chasing Shadows 60x60cm - Copy.jpg

Chasing Shadows 60x60cm

Emptying into White

Emptying into White 50x50cm SOLD

Snow Street

Snow Street 55x65cm

Winter trees

Winter trees 25x35cm

Snowy Birches with Sheep

Snowy birches with sheep 65x70cm

Blanketed in snow

Blanketed in snow 60x60cm SOLD

Snowy hills

Snowy hills 52x70cm SOLD

Crows in the snow

Crows in the snow 60x60cm

Snow Clouds

Snow Clouds 80x80cm SOLD

From the edge

From the edge 110x60cm SOLD

Snowy path to Shelf Stones

Snowy path to Shelf Stones 60x70cm SOLD

Winter Sun

Winter Sun 25x30cm SOLD

Winter sun from Kinder

Winter sun from Kinder 20x25cm SOLD

Winter dawn

Winter dawn 30x40cm SOLD

Along the snowy edge 48x 68cm_

Along the snowy edge 48x68cm

Snowy Wormstones

Snowy Wormstones 60x60cm SOLD

On the Way to Kinder

On the Way to Kinder 25x35cm SOLD

Tending Sheep

Tending Sheep 70x80cm SOLD

Snow Street

Snow Street 25x35cm SOLD

Snowy Wormstones

Snowy Wormstones 60x60cm SOLD

First Snow

First snow 25x30cm SOLD

Crows in the Snow

Crows in the Snow 34x58cm

Together 65 x80cm

Together 65 x80cm

Crow 80 X100CM SOLD

Crow 100 X 80cm SOLD

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