Premier Paintings does not buy or sell paintings. We advertise paintings for sale on behalf of a select group of customers who then sell their paintings direct to buyers without any further involvement by Premier Paintings. We specialise in both Victorian Paintings and Contemporary Paintings. Our Victorian paintings feature popular subjects like Scottish highland landscapes, mountains, lochs and highland cattle. Artists include Samuel John Barnes, David Bates, Bannister and Francis Jamieson. Our contemporary collection features popular and sought after artists such as David Dipnall, Wendy Reeves, Hilary Scoffield and Prudence Turner.
On this website we provide a straightforward service that delivers easy viewing of Victorian paintings or contemporary paintings together with information about the artists where possible. Buyers contact sellers direct to purchase a painting or to request more information. First browse through our selection of Victorian or contemporary paintings and read about the artists that created these works of art. Then contact the seller direct to negotiate a purchase.
David Dipnall is a contemporary artist whose work is probably best characterised by his paintings of the Southern English landscape. He was born in Jedburgh in Scotland before moving to England where he was educated at Portsmouth Grammar School. He now lives and paints on the Isle of Skye.Top 10 living artists
Samuel John Barnes was a British landscape painter 1847-1901. He was born in Birmingham where he studied at the Birmingham School of Art and later in London. Some of Barnes's best paintings were of Scottish highland andscapes including highland cattle and red deer.
The provenance of 'Highland Cattle Loch Vennache' by Samuel John Barnes paintings is impeccable. In 1896 it was part of a series of paintings inspected by Royalty when The Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coberg made a purchase.
Barnes painted in the vicinity of Royal Deesside (Balmoral Castle) where his paintings were highly regarded by Queen Victoria and also by Queen Alexandra. Exhibited: Royal Academy 1884, 1886.
Wendy Reeves is a contemporary landscape artist born in Surrey in 1944. After moving to Spain in her twenties her painting style was influenced by the local landscapes which she depicted in oils and other media. She later returned to the UK where she continued to find inspiration from local landscapes including the mountains of Scotland.
Wendy Reeves also painted Irish landscapes. The work of Wendy Reeves is well reproduced in print form for which there is a now a well established market. Paintings by Wendy Reeves are now well sought after and offer a sound investment opportunity.
David Bates, 1840 - 1921, was born in Cambridgeshire, England, and moved to the midlands. He worked in Birmingham and Worcester where he was employed as a commercial porcelain painter. He eventually left this employment to develop his passion for landscape painting.
Francis E Jamieson (1895 - 1950, fl 1910-1950 ) was an English painter who, after a holiday to the Highlands of Scotland, became obsessed with painting highland landscapes and became one of the most prolific artists of his time.
The paintings of FE Jamieson were so fashionable he was contracted to paint exclusively for various furniture stores painting scenes on furniture.
Jamieson is believed to have painted under eleven different artist names so he could sell more of his paintings undetected by his employers. These aliases include J McGregor, Graham Williams, Henry Stewart, HB Davis, W Richards and Aubrey Ramus. These are the paintings we have on premierpaintings.com. There are other pseudonyms that include Stanley Penn, A de Perrin and Phil-Hipps. The popularity of Jamieson remains strong to this day and his canvases are in great demand.
Prudence Turner (1930 - 2007) was a contemporary artist who painted highland landscapes in a characteristic and impressive style. She was born of English parents in Baluchistan, a province of Pakistan. She lived in Kashmir and in London.
Hilary Scoffield was a contemporary artist who enjoyed an enviable reputation in her field. After leaving school and art classes Hilary Scoffield became a full time artist by selling her paintings in local galleries. The demand for her paintings grew to the extent that most of her work was sold overseas. Many of her paintings have been reproduced in the Limited Edition print market.
Her work consisted mainly of landscapes and flowers, both in watercolour and oils. Her paintings are now much sought after.
George Armfield Smith (1808 - 1893), also known as George Smith Armfield or George Armfield, was born in Bristol in 1808. He was the son of a distinguished portrait painter, William Armfield Hobday (1771-1831), who taught him how to paint. He also had a brother, William Armfield, who painted in a similar style.
Armfield was one of the finest animal painters on record. He was most noted for his oil portraits of domestic animals for which he received commissions. He painted horses, dogs and other animals. He particularly liked to paint sporting dogs such as hounds, terriers and spaniels. Towards the end of his life his eyesight failed him and he was reduced to working on small canvases with the aid of a powerful lens. Exhibited: British Institution (1839). RA (1840). An online gallery of the work of George Armfield can be viewed on the Rehs Galleries web site.
A F D Bannister was a Victorian artist famous for his paintings of clipper ships in full sale. While he was a prolific painter with many of his paintings still in evidence there is very little published about the artist himself.
Henry Hadfield Cubley (c1850 c1930. fl 1882- 1930.) was born in Newark where he lived for most of his formative years. He specialised in landscapes. Henry Hadfield Cubley was influenced by the mountains of Scotland and Wales and also the countryside of the West Midlands. His paintings have a romantic impressionist feel and often feature highland cattle. Exhibited: Henry Hadfield Cubley exhibited at the Royal Academy but mainly at the Birmingham Salon.
Louis Bosworth Hurt (1856 - 1929) was born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was famous for his paintings of the Scottish Highlands and his portrayal of highland cattle. He had his own herd of highland cattle but often travelled to Scotland to paint the magnificent backgrounds to his paintings. Louis Bosworth Hurt had a cottage in North Wales where he painted landscapes in surrounding Snowdonia.
Louis Bosworth Hurt was a pupil of George Turner 1843-1910. Exhibited : 1881, Royal Academy, Royal Society of British Artists. Galleries : Bournemouth, Glasgow, Reading. Also galleries in Australia, Brazil, Canada and USA.
Charles W Oswald was a British landscape and animal painter born in Liverpool. Oswald produced many highland landscape paintings, many depicting highland cattle which he represented in a distinctive style. Highland cattle paintings by Oswald are usually well sought after. Exhibited: Walker Gallery Liverpool 1892
John Falconar Slater (1857-1937), a British artist, was born at Rye Hill, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in 1857 and lived for many years in the village of Cullercoats in Northumbria. He was a landscape, seascape and portrait painter with a distinct dynamic impressionist style. He was particularly good at depicting wild water and often painted the North Sea on the shores of which he lived. Before becoming an artist John Falconar Slater worked as a book-keeper for his father, Thomas, in his corn mill and later lived in South Africa for a period where he ran a store in the diamond fields. Once established as an artist he practiced in the region of his homeland, Northumbria. In 1889 one of his pictures was accepted by the Royal Academy and later he was recognised by the Royal Scottish Academy. He continued to exhibit locally throughout his career. Exhibited: Royal Academy, 22 L,5 M,1
Clarence Roe (1850 - 1909, fl 1870-1909) was a British landscape painter. Born in Glasgow he was a pupil of the Royal Academy in London. Clarence Roe's landscapes are wonderfully versatile often including rivers, lakes, lochs, mountains, fishermen, birds and animals.
John Henry Boel (1880-1920, fl 1889-1910) was a British Landscape Painter. He painted in oils and less frequently in watercolour. Boel concentrated mainly on landscapes, figures and coastal scenes. His landscapes often depicted the Scottish highlands. John Henry Boel was a very popular artist during his time. He was a prolific artist and his work is often seen on the market.
Donald Shearer is a Scottish contemporary artist who, being a keen golfer, specialises in painting golf courses and related subjects in a refreshing and unique style. Shearer was born in the highlands of Scotland in the Kyle of Lochalsh. He studied painting in Aberdeen at Grays School of Art where he achieved an RSA Award. Donald Shearer is a leading Scottish artist and his work is widely published as limited edition prints. Exhibited: Scottish Royal Academy, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts.
David Shepherd was regarded by many as the best wildlife painter in the world. While he was renowned for his studies of African wildlife his aviation, military and steam engine paintings are also very much sought after. David Shepherd studied in London under Robin Goodwin, an accomplished painter of marine subjects. He ascribed all his subsequent success to the dedication of Goodwin.
Having begun to paint wildlife in Kenya David Shepherd developed a passion for conservation and later formed the David Shepherd Conservation Foundation dedicated to protecting endangered species in the area. He is now recognised as a very dedicated and effective conservationist.
The work of David Shepherd is well represented in prints. Through this medium his work is present in countless homes around the world. His painting "Wise Old Elephant", published as an unlimited edition print in 1962, made David Shepherd an household name.
It is believed that Edward Armfield (1817 - 1896) was related to George (Smith) Armfield. It is possible they were brothers but we cannot confirm this at present. Like George Smith Armfield, Edward Armfield painted animals. In particular he painted dogs and in particular he painted terriers. He also painted game birds and less frequently he painted landscapes. The paintings of terriers turned out by both Armfields are uncannily similar. Compare this painting with one by George Smith Armfield. Exhibited: Royal Academy, the British Institute and Suffolk Street.