John Corcoran - View of a Countryside
John attended the Manchester Secondary Technical School of Art, where he studied for two years. On leaving School, John needed to fund his own art education, therefore taking on various jobs including working in mills and down the mines in Burnley. In the summer months John travelled to the West Country to paint the quays of the many fishing villages.
Whilst painting for tourists in Cornwall, John met two professional artists who helped him further progress his painting technique, before returning to the beautiful countryside of Lancashire and Yorkshire which remain his prime inspiration.
John’s landscapes capture brilliantly the light, colour and atmosphere of the countryside together with the architectural charm of the rustic buildings and bridges set within them. His paintings also feature the local inhabitants and animal studies.
John’s work has benefited many charities over the years – he has donated paintings to raffles and held exhibitions and demonstrations for charity. He has also given art lessons to prisoners in Manchester’s Strangeways Jail at Christmas time.
John’s work has been widely reproduced as greetings cards and fine art prints by Royale, the celebrated London publisher. His paintings are held in private collections both in Britain and abroad.
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Frame Measures: H 60cm x L 85cm ( H 23.6in x L 33.5in )
Art Measures: H 49.5cm x L 75cm ( H 19.5in x L 29.5in )