I'm Steve Cobbin; semi - retired teacher originally from London, now residing in Somerset.
I paint landscapes, wild open spaces, woodlands, broad vistas and panoramas and the wildlife that lives within them; all of which are in abundance in the West Country.
My work is a celebration of the beauty of the land.
I use vivid colour, stark contrasts and bold line to communicate, not just the visual but also the emotional impact of a place.
I also draw and watercolour - isolated buildings, ruins, gnarly trees, birds and wildlife. All of my work is inspired by real places, scenes and encounters.
I have exhibited widely in the West Country; Dartmoor National Park, Exeter, Tiverton, and elsewhere - In Somerset; Taunton, Glastonbury, Street, Shepton Mallet, Ilminster.- In Dorset; Swanage.
I have also illustrated a chidren's book and published photographs
I am happy to consider commissions of any kind and have produced still lives, city scapes, church portraits, animal sketches, and other illustrations for many clients.
" Steve Cobbin's work is filled with the deep connection that can only come from years of wondering through the landscapes that inspire him ".