Jeremy Newsum

Oil Paintings


I am a Cambridgeshire based amateur artist painting mainly landscapes and still life in oil.    I prefer to paint landscapes in the open air but also work in the studio using sketches and photographs.

I was not always an artist and can describe myself as a recovering businessman.   The two professions use different parts of the brain in varying degrees, one needing a certain detachment and logic, the other more engagement and emotion.    In both careers I have looked for the big picture, the essential elements which are often in disguise behind something more obvious or immediate.

My paintings are of many different places around home and on my travels.   The Paintings tab contains a wide selection of them, many of which are available to buy.    I will also undertake commissions – please email me in the first instance.


Quiniag, Sutherland

One of those mountains which is instantly recognisable in profile yet puts on 100 different faces each day.

Sun shades at Putsborough

A rare truly Mediteranean day in North Devon with hot pink.

A shaft of light in Glen Dhu, Sutherland.

A grey, drizzly morning when light suddenly pierced the end of the loch.

Calves, Exmoor

We caught each other’s attention.

Contrails out of the back of Ste Foy.

On skis in an ocean of untouched snow.  No easel with me so this is from a photograph.

Dunkery gateway, Exmoor

One of the haphazard arrangements of banks, beech trees, old gate and ramshackle fencing on the edge of the moor.

The garden at Villa Cetinale, Siena

Learning to paint with Phoebe Dickinson.

A lesson from Seago

On a rainy day I looked through Edward Seago’s engaging book, A Canvas to Cover, and this is my representation of what was a black and white reproduction.