Ralph Hartley 1926-1988, well known Kettering artist who flourished in the 1960’s, painting local scenes. Studied at Leicester College of Art, developed his own direct and carefully considered style of watercolour painting, usually working ‘en plein air’. Especially enjoyed painting in the rain! Exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition on several occasions and won a Silver Medal at the Paris salon in 1966. Ralph’s paintings are in many local collections.
Private Collection, Kettering, Northamptonshire.