Artist – Keith Melling

I am so impressed with the art work of this super talented gentleman – Keith Melling. When I first saw his work I thought that the paintings were actually   a photograph that I was looking at. I have taken some examples of his work to put on my blog, as I believe that his work wonderful, and wanted to share it.

Thank you Keith for the fabulous paintings, cards and beautifully illustrated book.

Please visit his website to see see more of his wonderful work.

Keith Melling

Keith Melling is one of England”s leading landscape painters. Born in 1946, he has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember.   His first exhibition of 40 paintings was in 1966.   Although making use of a wide variety of mediums and techniques, including wood engraving, etching, watercolour, gouache, acrylic and pastel, it is oil paint made by himself in the traditional way which is still his favourite. There is an ever increasing demand for his fine quality prints, published from paintings produced over the last 40 years.  He is represented in collections throughout the world.

The K Melling Studio-Gallery in Fence near Burnley displays a full range of over 100 framed prints plus greetings cards and post cards.

GALLERY OPENING TIMES – We no longer have regular opening times but are normally open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons. Please check if you are travelling any distance by phoning 01282 696641. Otherwise  prints can be purchased online.

Tel: 01282 696641       Email:


Fine Art Trade Guild Member since 1993. Three time finalist in the FATG awards – 1994, 2006 and 2007
All prints comply with the exacting standards of the FATG.


Summer in the Dales, Burnsall – Yorkshire
Summer in the Dales, Burnsall - Yorkshire. Painting- Keith MellingSummer in the Dales, Burnsall – Yorkshire

Beautifully situated by a tranquil stretch of the River Wharfe, Burnsall is one of the most visited villages in Wharfedale and perhaps in the Yorkshire Dales. This painting shows Burnsall in its lovely setting from a vantage point on the Bolton Abbey road.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
14.25 x 23.75in £33
also  Giclee print
9 x 15in £30.


Penyghent and River Ribble at Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Yorkshire Dales
Penyghent and River Ribble at Horton-in-Ribblesdale - Yorkshire Dales. Painting: Keith MellingPenyghent and River Ribble at Horton-in-Ribblesdale – Yorkshire Dales

Horton-in-Ribblesdale is a Mecca for walkers; it is the start and finish of the gruelling Three Peaks Walk, where Penyghent, Ingleborough and Whernside are bagged in a single day. However, the area has much more to offer than rugged fell wandering, with riverside strolls such as this. The view is from the west bank of the Ribble, looking across to Horton and the iconic Pen-y-ghent… ‘Hill of the wind’.

From a pastel painting
Signed Open Edition
Giclee print
20.5 x 15.5in. £58.50
also 15 x 11.5in £39


Swaledale – Yorkshire Dales
Swaledale - Yorkshire Dales. Painting Keith MellingSwaledale  –  Yorkshire Dales

Looking up the dale towards Gunnerside, the viewpoint is by Birks House on the easterly moor road ‘ower-top’ to Wensleydale. Swaledale is perhaps the most dramatic of the Yorkshire Dales because of its narrowness. The River Swale is one of the fastest flowing rivers in England.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Editon
13.5 x 23in


Muker, Swaledale – Yorkshire Dales
Muker, Swaledale - Yorkshire Dales. painting Keith MellingMuker, Swaledale  –  Yorkshire Dales

In the heart of Swaledale, this Yorkshire Dales village holds a commanding position at the foot of Kisdon Hill. The view in this painting is from the track across Straw Beck whose waters join the River Swale nearby.

From an oil painting.
Signed Open Edition.
12.5 x 23in. £33
Also 5 x 7in. £11.50


Littondale – Yorkshire Dales
Littondale, Yorkshire Dales. Painting Keith MellingLittondale  –  Yorkshire Dales

Lovely Littondale which is a side valley of Wharfedale probably hasn”t changed much in appearance for hundreds of years. This Yorkshire Dale was chosen as the first ”Emmerdale” in the original TV series, it was also William Wordsworth”s ”Ammerdale” . The village in the painting is Halton Gill.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
14.5 x 21in £33
also 5 x 7in £11.50


Starbotton from the Walden Track – Yorkshire Dales
Starbotton from the Walden Track - Yorkshire Dales. Painting- Keith Melling
Starbotton from the Walden Track
– Yorkshire Dales

This Dales painting shows clearly the glaciated ‘U’ shaped valley of Wharfedale. The view from above Starbotton is quite similar to the composition of my Kettlewell painting but even more extensive. Often this track is used as the descent from Buckden Pike.

From an oil painting.
Signed Open Edition.
Giclee print.
15 x 22.5in. £65.
Also 10 x 15in. £37.50


Nidderdale – Yorkshire Dales
Nidderdale, Yorkshire dales. Painting- Keith MellingNidderdale  –  Yorkshire Dales
Looking down the dale from near Middlesmoor with Gouthwaite Res. in the distance.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
12.5 x 2in


Askrigg, Wensleydale – Yorkshire Dales
Askrigg, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales. Painting- Keith mellingAskrigg, Wensleydale  –  Yorkshire Dales

This painting from the moor road looks over the rooftops of Askrigg across the dale to the lofty Addlebrough. Addlebrough is one of the lesser known fells in the Yorkshire Dales – yet from this angle appears quite spectacular.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
11.5 x 24in  £33
also 5.5 x 11.25in  £12.50


Bluebells and Ramsons
Bluebells and Ramsons

This wood by the River Ribble near Langcliffe is typical of many bluebell woods in the Yorkshire Dales and for that matter in England. Ramsons (wild garlic) grow quite happily amongst bluebells.

From a gouache and acrylic painting
Signed Open Edition
Giclee print 10 x 15in £37.50
also 15 x 22.5in £58.50

more bluebell pictures


Ribblesdale – Yorkshire Dales
Ribblesdale - Yorkshire dales. Keith MellingRibblesdale  –  Yorkshire Dales

Looking down Goat Scar Lane to the typical Yorkshire Dales village of Stainforth, Smearsett Scar is prominent in the background with Ingleborough on the far distant right.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
14.5 x 21.75in


Above Kettlewell, Wharfedale – Yorkshire Dales
Kettlewell, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales. Painting Keith MellingAbove Kettlewell, Wharfedale  –  Yorkshire Dales

This was the first of my Yorkshire Dales paintings and remains a firm favourite. The view is looking south down Wharfedale towards Kilnsey Crag, which can just be seen in the distance behind the fell on the right.

From an oil painting
Signed Open Edition
14.5 x 19.5in


Penyghent from Horton Scar Lane – Yorkshire Dales
Penyghent from Horton Scar Lane  –  Yorkshire Dales

From an acrylic and gouache painting
Signed Open Edition
7.5 x 16in  £24.50
also giclee print   11 x 23.5in  £47


Malham Tarn, Sunset – Yorkshire Dales
Malham Tarn, Sunset – Yorkshire Dales

Natural lakes are rare in the Yorkshire Dales: Malham Tarn is one of only two – the other being Semerwater.

From a watercolour painting
Signed Limited Edition of 450
Giclee print.
15 x 11in


Malham Tarn at Sunset II – Yorkshire Dales

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