Peter Newcombe, oil on panel, winter

Oil on panel, signed lower right & dated 1976
Image size: 9 1/2 x 10 1/5 inches (24.13 x 25.9 cm)
Ebonised Dutch style frame

As part of his four-seasons collection, Newcombe masterfully captures the changing patterns of the year. In this panel titled Winter, Newcombe portrays the snow covered, barren landscape stretching across the composition, evoking the essence of the frosty months. The townscape, meticulously detailed and enveloped by heavy clouds on a crisp, fresh day, transports viewers to the depths of winter.

Peter Newcombe

Newcombe was born in 1943 in Blisworth, Northamptonshire. He studied illustration and etching at Northampton School of Art, where he won a travelling scholarship. His work first came to public attention in 1968 with a set of twelve large drawings illustrating ‘The Shepherds Calendar’ by John Clare, which were featured on BBC television.

In 1970 he was awarded a major art grant from the Elizabeth T. Greenshield Foundation in Canada. At this time he began exhibiting widely in London including at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of British Artists, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour. In 1979 he designed a set of flower stamps for the Post Office.

The subject matter of Peter Newcombe’s paintings is gathered almost entirely from the area of Northamptonshire in which he lives. His paintings are intense studies of landscape and flora in all seasons, and he has a particular interest in old buildings and wild flowers.

Northampton Art Gallery
Furneaux Gallery
Royal Academy
Edwin Pollard Gallery