Oil Paintings by John Whittaker

This exhibition was held in 2017. Berkshire Landscape artist, John Whittaker, exhibited his oil paintings on canvas at Leith Hill Place between Friday 5 May and Sunday 18 June 2017. Two of John's paintings are of particular importance to Leith Hill Place, childhood home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, as they were used by Albion Records for the cover of two Vaughan Williams CDs.

John Whittaker currently lives in Tilehurst, near Reading, and as an artist is inspired by the works of Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh and contemporary artist, Nick Shlee. His work exploits the use of colour as a means of expression. There was a selection of cards and calendars relating to the exhibition available to purchase.

Leith Hill Place is a small property on Leith Hill with breathtaking views of the surrounding Surrey Hills area. As the former childhood home of composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, the house is full of music and information about his life. There is also a kitchen run by volunteers and a dining room where you can sit and contemplate the beauty of the area..

For further information on the exhibition or the house, please call 01306 711685 or email leithhillplace@nationaltrust.org.uk

To find out more about John Whittaker, visit his website.