An original traditional landscape watercolour featuring the picturesque village of Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England. Sam captures this old village beautifully as it sits on the banks of the River Leven. The village is ancient in origin, having several Neolithic sites within the parish boundary, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Sam takes a more modern approach to village life with the local pub at the forefront surrounded by cottages and the village hall, while the Autumn trees shed their gold and bronze leaves. This Yorkshire watercolour has been signed by the artist.
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Sam Burden was brought up in Newark, Nottinghamshire and was a long standing member of the Nottingham Society of Artists.
A self taught painter, Sam was known for his work in oils and watercolours. He was included in many major exhibitions around the Midlands, in addition to holding one man shows in Nottingham, Leicester, Maldon, Bodmin and Newark.
His work won several accolades including the Holbrook Prize (for work shown at Nottingham Castle in 1981 and at Friar Lane Gallery in 1990). His art covers a wide range of subjects from industrial scenes, which drew commissions from British Steel, to English landscape.
Sam's distinctive style with attention to detail is based on sound draughtsmanship and keen observation which is reflected in all his paintings.
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