Watercolour, 16ins x 22ins
John Varley was one of the founder members of the OWS where he exhibited over 700 drawings. He had many pupils including William Turner of Oxford, Copley Fielding, John Linnell and David Cox. He also worked with Peter Blake with whom he was a friend.
Varley was principally a landscape painter , travelling extensively around England . In 1799 he toured Wales,where he found inspiration for many years to come. This particular Welsh view is a wonderful piece of drawing with watercolours, from the mountains to the water , Varley has created a serenely peaceful scene. The layering of the colours creating the darker shades next to the pure washes for light and form are the work of a man of great talent.