Sold for £460
* JOHN HASKINS (BRITISH b 1938),
FISHING ON THE RIVER OUSE
oil on board, signed, titled label verso
48cm x 55cm
Label verso: Alastair Kerr, Loch Lomond.
Note: John Haskins is a contemporary painter with vibrant flair and an impressionist style and remains a firm favourite among collectors. With a successful career spanning decades, Haskins has firmly established himself among some of the country’s most popular and collectible artists of today. He began his artistic career in illustration. After gaining his City and Guilds Diploma in illustration at art school, Haskins had a successful early career as a Chief Technical Illustrator with British Aerospace, Rolls Royce and NASA. Today, from his home studio in the heart of the English countryside, Haskins continues to create paintings that reflect all the atmosphere and colour of his surroundings. His life-long attention to detail lends an authenticity to the rural scenes he depicts in his landscapes. His figurative work too remains equally authentic; occasionally using his daughters and grandchildren as models, his figurative paintings vividly evoke intimate memory and nostalgia. John Haskins’ long and established career as an artist has seen great success. The universal popularity of his work has yielded successful exhibitions and one-man shows over the years in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Melbourne and Sydney, among others. His paintings can be found in major galleries and private collections around the world, and continue to be sought-after by a wide range of collectors. His published work also continues to thrive, with many international publishers specially commissioning his work for prints, limited editions and greeting cards. In The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 28th February 2021, lot 628 (The Beachcombers) a very slightly larger example by John Haskins, sold for £600 (hammer).
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