Lynton Parmar Hemsley
Lynton trained as a graphic designer and served his career in advertising. He worked mainly in Manchester but also London as a storyboard artist and illustrator. During that time he continued to produce his own paintings, showing his work at the Wendy Levy Gallery and Collin Jellico Gallery in Manchester. He has had considerable success as a portrait artist, attracting several high profile commissions including one from the Bush family in the USA to create a portrait of their daughter Barbara.
Lynton recently moved to a farmhouse in North Yorkshire and he devotes much of his time and attention to landscape painting in oils. Many of his paintings of Staithes focus as much on the people as the village itself. He is also interested in the local community and its fishing heritage.