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Nice sized watercolour of 'Nab Top'. The Nab is a fell in the English Lake District. It has a moderate height of 576 metres (1,890 feet), and lies in the quieter eastern high ground between Ullswater and Haweswater Reservoir. The Nab is included in Alfred Wainwright's list of Lakeland fells and many walkers feel compelled to climb it to complete their list of 'Wainwrights'. The Nab is a top on the northern ridge of Rest Dodd, one of the horseshoe of fells surrounding the Martindale catchment. It divides the valleys of Bannerdale and Rampsgill, which meet below the nose of the ridge to form How Grain. The sides of the ridge are steep and rough, but the top is broad and level. It is scarred by peathags, some deeper than a man.
John Rickard is a printer and painter and film maker living in Lancashire. He has won a few times in the annual Pendle Open Art Exhibition, mostly in the landscapes and Pendle in Paint category and that gave John the spur needed to apply for a solo exhibition at The ACE.
John had an exhibition at Townley Hall in 1986, which mostly featured watercolours. In 2006 he exhibited work which had a mix of watercolours and oils, showing lots of work that had not been seen before.
John has always loved painting, since he was a child. He experiments a lot. He gives demonstrations to art groups regularly and also makes films.
Some of the oils are painted like watercolours and are transparent on a white background - where the background colour becomes the highlights...