“It is only recently that I first visited Midge Hall which is situated near Falling Foss, the famous waterfall. After being neglected for some years it is now occupied by a lovely family who provide excellent refreshment for all visitors as well as weary walkers!
One of my great painting heroes is John Atkinson Grimshaw, the famous oil painter who came from Leeds. He specialised in nocturnes.
Moonlight always gives an air of mystery and this was a perfect subject to try and capture that elusive quality.”


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As a painter of light, legend and landscape I am indebted to the wonderful medium of watercolour which gives me the versatility to incorporate many different styles in to my work.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work Glenn, just enough detail to give a real sense of realism. I know for myself that I’ve probably dodged doing very many nocturnal scenes as they do present a whole new set of challenges. Again, very good work Glenn.

  • Thanks again Jim. Have you ever come acroos the work of a Victorian oil painter called John Atkinson Grimshaw? I got a painting accepted by the Leeds City Art gallery which gave me quite a thrill as it’s my home town so to speak. They have a fine collection of Grimshaw’s work and I got hooked on his nocturnes! I’ve been trying to capture the atmospheric effects he got with oil paints by using my beloved watercolours. Not there yet but enjoying the challenge!

    – Glenn Marshall

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Lorilee. We have been back to the hall lots of times last summer and I am pleased to report that it is now a thriving, good quality tea room.

    – Glenn Marshall

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