Ian Hargreaves is an English painter who has lived in Italy and Germany, as well as the UK.
His landscapes and cityscapes, often sun-splashed or dappled in shade, show the influence of his affection for Mediterranean subjects.
Though you can’t see it in the small preview images above, his approach is often brusquely textural, giving a visceral touch to his weathered walls, worn pavement, seaside rocks and rough-barked trees.
I’m particularly drawn to his use of contrasts of sunlight and shadow, both in urban and woodland settings.
[Via Making a Mark]