Buxton has rapidly developed a reputation as a popular yet
unconventional painter with a taste for mist, moonlight and stormy
dramatic landscapes and seascapes are inspired by places, memories and
emotions. Many of his paintings show a battle between darkness and
light. This interplay creates a mood of tension and drama in his work.
like the wind, rain, dark skies; the moon and the light bursting through
the clouds stimulate me profoundly. Landscape painting for me goes
beyond literal representation of the land: it’s as much about
representing me and my state of mind.”
being outdoors, particularly exposed to the elemental forces of storms,
wind and rain he is responding to the landscape emotionally.
Essentially he is following the Romantic tradition, suspending
rationality and reason for a spiritual connection with nature.
“My view of my
local Derbyshire landscape is often stormy, rainy and indistinct.
People, buildings and other details rarely feature in the work, as I
prefer to allow the voices of hills, rain and light to speak for