Lewis Creighton was born in Yorkshire in 1918. He grew up in the small village of Appleton-le-Moors, situated on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. While little is known about his childhood, it can be assumed that these surroundings significantly influenced his artistic inspiration and interpretation in later life.
Creighton went on to serve in the Second World War as a Spitfire pilot, taking part in the famous Battle of Britain. After his service, he later became a full-time artist.
Creighton’s paintings demonstrate an innate talent for capturing the raw beauty of moorland. His technical use of light and shadow provides simultaneous clarity and complexity, while his almost impasto style of painting gives his work depth and texture. This application of style and technique allowed Creighton to perfectly capture the rugged grace of the North York Moors.
His work has been collected by devoted local and international collectors, and can also be found in the public collection of the Scarborough Art Gallery.
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