I’m both a graphic designer and painter. I studied drawing, painting and graphics at Sunderland College of Art and followed a career in Graphic Design/Advertising, culminating in running a successful design agency in Lancaster. Now retired, I have returned to my original interest in painting, inspired particularly by the landscapes of the North West.

I always feel it necessary to paint in series – so what starts out as a single idea or image, may well end up a collection of eight to twelve paintings. Often variations of the same subject but interpreted in a completely different style.

I have always had a passion for the Great Outdoors – from rock climbing in the Lake District to winter ice climbing in Scotland – so it’s no surprise that the hills still influence my life. Living in the limestone area of the Three Peaks is reason enough to want to record the landscape – so that’s my mission – to paint (for my own enjoyment) what I see when wandering alone in the landscape.

I hope the following galleries are of interest – and if you have ever visited this part of England perhaps you might recognise an image or two – the view is still there whenever you care to return.

Terry Hird