Currently, our museum has a beautiful retrospective of Patrick Creyghton. His work is an ode to the Limburg landscape and creation. Creyghton paints as directly as possible from nature, but his style is not “pure” realism and is called “poetic” realism. His paintings are, as it were, “painted psalms”. He himself says about this: “I have awe for the genius of creation, my paintings are made in the light of the redeeming beauty.”
Whether it is the rolling hills in South Limburg or the vast landscape along the Maas, Patrick Creyghton gives the landscape a mystical charge.
At the age of 18 he followed a course at the Kunstnijverheidsschool in Maastricht and cycled every day from his hometown Grevenbicht (Municipality of Sittard-Geleen) to Maastricht. The river landscape inspired him to make this painting.
The Patrick Creyghton exhibition “a poetic realist” is on view until October 4: https://www.museumvalkenburg.nl/en/agenda/patrick-creyghton-a-poetic-realist/