About John Crewe
John Crewe is a largely self-taught artist, drawing inspiration from the best of modern art and the Old Masters; the rugged beauty of the north-eastern coastline as well as the spacious, solid tranquillity of the Yorkshire and Cumbrian dales. These influences are combined in a unique contemporary style.
John’s most characteristic work explores the complex, shifting boundaries between sea, sky and shore: the way in which water interacts with the coastline, the wind shivers the long grass and sunlight catches, fleetingly, in a breaking wave. These paintings are distillations of encounters with the natural world, both timeless and particular.