Lakeland landscape artist and painter Rob Miller was commissioned to paint the Derwentwater Fells Tryptichs by the Seymour Family. The 6 large paintings are hung in Lingholms historic Stone Room. They took 6 months to paint.They were painted on site at Lingholm in the Old Chapel Studio which was situated next to the Stone Room. The studio and stone room have views over idyllic Derwentwater to the Vale of Keswick and Blencthra.
Meet the Artist
Measuring 6m x 2 m each Rob Millers large triptychs are the largest commissioned paintings of Derwentwater. They are without doubt a painterly vision of the beauty of the fells surrounding Derwent Water. Viewed from Lingholm in the clear morning light the paintings of a late summer Borrowdale and an autumnal Skiddaw, Causey Pike and Catbells fill the Stone Room with warmth and brightness. It is an image that Rob hopes will inspire all the modern travellers to Keswick to venture forth across the Lake, whatever the weather to explore Lingholm’s gardens, pastures, woods and fells. As part of the creative process to make the Triptychs.
Rob Miller also explored the fells in his Lingholm Sketch booka as well as producing a series of beautiful paintings and drawings. His Lake District landscape paintings feature Derwentwater , Catbells, Causey Pike, Skiddaw, Castle Crag, Falcon Crag, Ladore, the Jaws of Borrowdale and Goat Crag.
Lingholm Sketchbook 2016
"Despite the tight time table to get the triptychs complete for the Houses first large event I had a significant feeling of adventure and history during those months at Lingholm. I woke at 7am I went down from the Skiddaw Suite into my studio with the winter suns rays flickering across Derwentwater. Taking my sketch book I'd follow in Beatrice Potters footsteps to the Lake side and an unchanged view of Herberts Island. On return after breakfast I got my painting gear together and row out to the Lingholm Islands; making paintings of Derwentwaters wooded foreshore with Causey Pike and Catbells, a hazy Borrowdale and the glowing Skiddaw massif.
This web site explores the creative process and places the majority of paintings and drawings into one place.
Prints of the Lake District part are available in the Garden cafe and directly from the artist. Talks on the work alongside a lunch are available from the Estate Office
A painting in watercolour titled 'Borrowdale Gates' prints available