Darren Bartholomew (Associate Member)
The Woolpacks, Kinder
I am a Fine Art graduate of the University of East London and Wimbledon School of Art and an experienced teacher of Art/Photography.
Over the past two years I’ve been working hard on a series of atmospheric landscapes called ‘Skies & Stones’.
The work in this series employs the use of a wide lens, HDR, long exposure, subtle selective colouring techniques, and focuses on the higher moorland of the Dark Peak and its myriad of fascinating wind sculpted grit stone formations. These for me create spectacle and interest in the otherwise featureless landscape, and have become the focal points in my work.
In this series I have tried to present a darker, more expressive vision of the Peak District than the more ubiquitous pastoral depictions so often seen in this genre.