18th century Irish landscape painter George Barret, Sr. (called Sr. or the elder because his son, George Barret Jr. also became a painter of note) spent much of his career in London, where he became a member of the Royal Academy.
His subjects ranged from specific views of the British countryside to more dramatic imaginary landscapes in a romantic style. His approach to painting also varied in degree of delicacy, detail and visible brush work.
In addition to his paintings in oil, Barret worked watercolor, gouache and distemper. (Distemper is similar to gouache except that the binder is hide glue rather than gum arabic.)