Ingrid initially moved to North Yorkshire especially to paint the landscape around Grey Towers, Nunthorpe. “I was introduced to the area while an art student and knew I had to paint this very special place. There is a unique atmosphere to the land, and the famous views toward the Cleveland Hills are outstandingly beautiful. This area has some of the best landscape scenery in the UK. As a painter I found it overwhelmingly inspiring.”
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Grey Towers, which became Poole Hospital and is now privately owned, is an important part of Cleveland's heritage.
|Grey Towers from the rear|
|Grey Towers from the right side at the front|
Set in the outskirts of Nunthorpe close to the Cleveland Hills just south of Middlesbrough, Grey Towers has stunning views. From soft colours at dusk ...
... to dramatic windswept panoramas. In every way a top English landscape painters paradise!
Grey Towers mansion is a familiar landmark across the fields. Built in 1875, it was formerly the home of Sir Arthur J. Dorman 'chief architect of Middlesbrough's fortunes'.
Its extensive grounds were carefully planned using the natural curves of the land to lead the eye to view points.
Many of the features still remain, including the circular yew hedge that once enclosed Sir Arthur's rose garden, set deep in the wood.
The tranquil Lake is beautiful and a haven for wildlife.
In her work as an English landscape painter, Ingrid aims to express and communicate the atmosphere of this epitome of the British countryside at its beautiful best. Please click on the tabs at the top of the page to view her landscape paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil pastel and mixed media.
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