Peakland is clearly Watercolour Land to Geoff!

Rosie Gilligan meets the Darley Dale painter who teaches keen amateurs on cruise ships – but is always glad to return home to capture our beautiful landscapes on canvas.

ACCORDING TO artist Geoff Kersey, the landscape of the Peak District was made for watercolour painting. “It’s a great medium for showing our misty, watery weather at its best, and for seasonal effects such as snow and autumn foliage,” he explains. “Anyone who lives around here has a wealth of beautiful places to paint…”