Andrew Bret Wallis: Blog http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Andrew Bret Wallis email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:53:00 GMT Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:53:00 GMT http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v24/u673996229-o835298191-50.jpg Andrew Bret Wallis: Blog http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog 120 102 Minimalist landscapes http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/minimalist-landscapes I love the way the morning mist can reduce a colourfully detailed landscape into a monochrome minimalist canvas... the magic of nature...

Land Of MistLand Of MistI love the ethereal quality of mist and the way it transforms what would otherwise be a detailed & colourful landscape into a minimal monochrome canvas.
Location photography inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity. Free delivery worldwide.
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper. Prints are securely wrapped and posted out promptly in large diameter toughened cardboard tubes via professional recorded, fully-insured, service.

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) andrew bret wallis landscape minimalist mist nature yorkshire http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/minimalist-landscapes Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:52:22 GMT
March of Winter http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/march-of-winter As the nights draw in, and the weather turns... I always feel more inspired and motivated to record the natural landscape around me... mood, atmosphere, sharp contrasts and muted colours... visual artist's heaven...

Moody landMoody landlandscape photography by Andrew Bret Wallis

 

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) atmospheric landscape moody nature http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/march-of-winter Sat, 23 Sep 2017 16:33:33 GMT
Building A Wall... http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/building-a-wall Discovered this still life on my travels abroad. So much I liked about the shapes, textures and colours... couldn't resist committing it to the camera lens... Another "Marmite Image" you either get it... or you don't ;-)

Building A Wall...Building A Wall...Abstract still life photography by Andrew Bret Wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) abstract brick derelict wall window http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/building-a-wall Sat, 26 Aug 2017 16:34:09 GMT
Somewhere Over The Rainbow... http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/somewhere-over-the-rainbow Rainbow over the moors in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire...

Somewhere Over The RainbowSomewhere Over The RainbowLandscape photography by Andrew Bret Wallis taken in Nidderdale North Yorkshire.

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) andrew bret wallis countryside landscape moorland nature nidderdale rainbow serenity solitude tranquility yorkshire http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/somewhere-over-the-rainbow Sun, 06 Aug 2017 15:50:49 GMT
In the quiet before dawn... http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/in-the-quiet-before-dawn When all the world is still sleeping... the North Yorkshire landscape takes on a quiet ethereal beauty

Whilst All The World Is Sleeping...Whilst All The World Is Sleeping...Photograph taken in the quiet lull before dawn on a misty morning in the North Yorkshire Dales, UK.

 

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/in-the-quiet-before-dawn Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:14:43 GMT
Summer Heat Haze http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/summer-heat-haze Love the way the lake water ripples and sparkles in the summer heat under a big blue sky...

summer heatsummer heatPhotograph of a seagull on a pole, heat haze and sparkling water across the surface of a lake in summer

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) andrew bret wallis heat lake summer water http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/summer-heat-haze Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:52:42 GMT
So much to see in Springtime http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/so-much-to-see-in-springtime Call of the great outdoors... less time spent in front of a computer screen and more time outside discovering the landscape on a bike saddle...

 

Hill Tree TopHill Tree TopPhotograph of an oak tree in low spring sunlight, Yorkshire Dales, UK.

 

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) landscape nature oak tree http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/5/so-much-to-see-in-springtime Wed, 31 May 2017 13:02:29 GMT
Lost lambs http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/lost-lambs Two Spring lambs take comfort together. Springtime, North Yorkshire 2017.

 

Lost lambsLost lambsPhotograph of two lost lambs comforting one another by Andrew Bret wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) North Yorkshire comfort countryside family farming landscape nature sheep spring support together two http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/4/lost-lambs Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:06:30 GMT
Dramatic storm clouds in Nidderdale North Yorkshire http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/dramatic-storm-clouds-in-nidderdale-north-yorkshire Lucky to catch the last rays of fading sunlight breaking through the storm clouds silhouetting a farmhouse on the hillside. You can just make out the rows of winter bull rushes in the foreground below the moors here too... Love this kind of light... always reminds me of Ted Hughes poems...

 

Winter SunsetWinter SunsetDramatic winter light through storm clouds in Nidderdale North Yorkshire.

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) atmospheric bleak countryside dales dusk landscape mood nature sunset winter yorkshire http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/3/dramatic-storm-clouds-in-nidderdale-north-yorkshire Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:00:56 GMT
Made My Day http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/made-my-day My favourite car manufacturer - Alfa Romeo - just dropped a brochure through my letter box today featuring one of my abstract ice photographs on its front cover. I'll take it as payment for customer brand loyalty.

Thank you Alfa... you've just made my day!

 

Alfa RomeoAlfa RomeoAlfa Romeo Brochure cover featuring background photograph by Andrew Bret Wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) Alfa Romeo Andrew Bret Wallis abstract ice http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/made-my-day Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:31:44 GMT
The Dreaming http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/the-dreaming I've been working on a series of more abstract mixed media images through December and into the New Year. Sometimes pure photography is inspiration enough for me... and at other times, I love to experiment and work into the early hours exploring themes connected to my life-long fascination with phosphenes. 

I'm trying here to recreate the coalescence of shapes and forms that I always experience in the moments before falling asleep and into dreams. These dream landscapes are never solid - always shifting - and are often viewed in a surreal and beautiful twilight, mingled with a wide array of patterns, textures and colours.

This image is called The Dreaming and is intentionally abstract to allow the viewer creative freedom to explore. I have enclosed a close-up detail here to show the level of texture and detail that surrounds the illuminated branches of the solitary moonlit tree.

The DreamingThe DreamingThe Dreaming is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". Reminiscent of one of my own familiar dreamscapes, the surreal shifting skies full of patterns and colours are inspired by coalescing phosphenes.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)
The Dreaming (Close-up)The Dreaming (Close-up)The Dreaming is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". Reminiscent of one of my own familiar dreamscapes, the surreal shifting skies full of patterns and colours are inspired by coalescing phosphenes.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/1/the-dreaming Sun, 08 Jan 2017 13:06:53 GMT
Cumbria's Eden Valley in Winter http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/cumbrias-eden-valley-in-winter Winter weather cycling for two days in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, and amazed by the drama and rugged beauty of the surrounding landscape...

Eden Valley Winter Storm LightEden Valley Winter Storm LightPhotographs taken in the Eden valley in Winter by Andrew Bret Wallis Eden Valley Winter DuskEden Valley Winter DuskPhotographs taken in the Eden valley in Winter by Andrew Bret Wallis Eden Valley Winter Snow MeltEden Valley Winter Snow MeltPhotographs taken in the Eden valley in Winter by Andrew Bret Wallis Eden Valley Winter FellsEden Valley Winter FellsPhotographs taken in the Eden valley in Winter by Andrew Bret Wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) Andrew Bret Wallis Eden Valley bleak cold cumbria frost landscape seasonal snow winter http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/12/cumbrias-eden-valley-in-winter Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:56:05 GMT
Narnia, North Yorkshire http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/narnia-north-yorkshire Narnia comes to North Yorkshire...

Birstwith In WinterBirstwith In WinterPhotography by Andrew Bret Wallis

Birstwith In WinterBirstwith In WinterPhotography by Andrew Bret Wallis

 

 

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/11/narnia-north-yorkshire Wed, 09 Nov 2016 19:22:06 GMT
Umbria, Italy, 2016 http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/umbria-italy-2016 October storm light in Umbria, Italy.

Umbrian LightUmbrian LightLandscape photography - taken in Umbria, Italy, by Andrew Bret Wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) Andrew Bret Wallis Italy Umbria landscape nature http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/10/umbria-italy-2016 Sun, 16 Oct 2016 09:05:22 GMT
Turning of the Year http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/turning-of-the-year After a long hot summer, the leaves are now starting to fall...

Turning of the YearTurning of the YearPhotograph of autumn leaves covered in morning dew by Andrew Bret Wallis

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) autumn fall leaves nature saesons time http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/9/turning-of-the-year Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:27:20 GMT
Heart Of The Mountain http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/heart-of-the-mountain I still have my head in the clouds... here's my latest abstract mixed media work entitled: "Heart Of The Mountain" exploring my spiritual connection with Nature. Inspired by a recent visit to Monte Lussari.

Heart Of The MountainHeart Of The MountainMixed media (photography, watercolour & digital illustration) by Andrew Bret Wallis inspired by the spiritual energy and beauty of the natural landscape.

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) Monte Lussari dreamlike forest landscape mountain nature spirituality surreal trees http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/7/heart-of-the-mountain Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:38:17 GMT
Fire At Midnight http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/fire-at-midnight I am currently exploring abstract themes - steeped in the spirituality of nature -  through a mix of photography and digital illustration. Images inspired by Inarritu's: The Revenant.

Called "Fire At Midnight" this image depicts sparks rising above a fire against a star-lit landscape of mountain ridges and forest pines. Fire At MidnightFire At Midnight"Fire At Midnight" is the first of a series of images I am currently working on - exploring nature in the raw. Sparks fly into a midnight sky above a frozen lake and starlit mountain sky. I have long been fascinated with abstract art and want to create a body of work which goes to the very root of my obsession with the natural world. Watching Inarritu's recent film: The Revenant, I felt totally immersed in the landscape, and it inspired me to try to create a body of still images which might be able to communicate the same sense of spirituality - capturing the same emotions and feelings I felt whilst watching that extraordinary film.
I began to realise that my own love affair with nature is similarly abstract and triggered by colours, patterns and shapes which - whilst not be immediately recognizable - should still translate to a receptive viewer.
Mixed media photography and digital illustration inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity. Free delivery worldwide.

Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".

Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.

I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.

Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.

Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!

Andrew :-)

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) ice landscape mountains nature night snow spirituality trees winter http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/fire-at-midnight Fri, 03 Jun 2016 16:48:43 GMT
Walking by moonlight http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/walking-by-moonlight My latest digital / mixed media work: "Enchanted Light"

Enchanted LightEnchanted LightEnchanted Light is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". I'm fascinated by the inter-relationship and spiritual connection we have with the other planets in our solar system and especially the magic and mystery of moonlight - historically a great source of inspiration for artists. Here, moonlight illuminates a pathway through the forest. The rhythm of the mingling patterns are symbolic of the energy - the "star stuff" - that binds us. Moonlight is the magical illumination that helps to unravel the mystery.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) cosmos discovery enchanted enlightenment forest light lunar moon nature night pathway woodland http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/walking-by-moonlight Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05:05 GMT
Brand New Day http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/brand-new-day The weather's getting warmer with every "Brand New Day"...

My latest digital illustration is inspired by that beautiful ball in the sky I have been "sorely" missing of late... and the dandelions and wild garlic blooms in the woodland here in North Yorkshire

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) andrew bret wallis cosmos digital painting forest landscape nature phosphenes spirituality sun trees universe http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/brand-new-day Fri, 13 May 2016 13:48:19 GMT
Still painting by moonlight... http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/still-painting-by-moonlight Still finding inspiration to paint by moonlight... a few recent images

Someone To Watch Over MeSomeone To Watch Over MeSomeone To Watch Over Me is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". I'm fascinated by the inter-relationship and spiritual connection we have with the other planets in our solar system and especially the magic and mystery of moonlight - historically a great source of inspiration for artists. Here, moonlight and a textured star filled sky shimmer above the branches of a solitary tree. The rhythm of the mingling patterns are symbolic of the energy - the "star stuff" - that binds us. Moonlight is the magical illumination that helps to unravel the mystery.
Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.
Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".
Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.
I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.
Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.
Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!
Andrew :-)

Moon BlessedMoon BlessedMoon Blessed is a mixed media digital illustration inspired by the Carl Sagan quote "We are all made of star stuff". I'm fascinated by the inter-relationship and spiritual connection we have with the other planets in our solar system and especially the magic and mystery of moonlight - historically a great source of inspiration for artists. Here, moonlight and a textured star filled sky shimmer above winter thistles. The rhythm of the mingling patterns are symbolic of the energy - the "star stuff" - that binds us. Moonlight is the magical illumination that helps to unravel the mystery.

Mixed media painting inspired by Nature - available here as a Ltd Edition print, signed, titled and numbered, together with a signed certificate of authenticity.

Many of my mixed media images start out life as watercolour / gouache paintings and / or charcoal / pencil drawings and gradually evolve through a variety of digital painting and illustration processes. Because my "originals" vary considerably from the finished printed product, I only ever sell exclusive small run (10's & 20's) Ltd Edition prints of my imagery here - and consider these to be my "finished artwork".

Since I monitor all aspects of the output - in partnership with my local fine art printer - you can be guaranteed of the very highest quality finish, using longevity ink and premium heavyweight paper, as well as a cast iron assurance that no further Ltd Editions will be printed other than the two sizes - medium and large sizes both available here.

I pack carefully rolled, bubble-wrapped, inside large diameter toughened cardboard tubes, to ensure prints reach you in excellent condition.

Please feel free to message me for any further information. I am always happy to discuss my work. I want my work to be enjoyed and there's no greater buzz for an artist than knowing someone loves your work enough to live with it in their home or workplace.

Thanks for looking. Have an inspiring day!

Andrew :-)

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email@abw.co.uk (Andrew Bret Wallis) cosmos fairytale folklore magic moonlight mystery nature night skies starlight trees universe wilderness http://abwphotographyltd.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/5/still-painting-by-moonlight Fri, 06 May 2016 22:09:51 GMT