Henry Morets vibrantly coloured, serene landscapes of Brittany transport the viewer into the peaceful countryside of rural France. Moret rejected traditional academic artistic training and sought to further the artistic developments of the Impressionists. In the 1880s Moret was drawn to the artistic community at Pont-Aven in Brittany where he delighted in depictions of the local fishermen and farmers, painting the landscape and rocky coastline of this remote and desolate area. There he became close companions with Paul Gauguin and mile Bernard and embraced the artists stylistic developments and bold use of colour.
In 1895 the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel encouraged Moret to re-explore the more naturalistic approach of the Impressionists, using a palette dominated by blues, greens and pinks. Moret developed a more feathery Impressionistic technique, strongly influenced by Claude Monet, which would come to define his work during the last two decades of his life. Durand-Ruel exhibited Morets work in Paris and New York and today his paintings can be found amongst important Impressionist collections worldwide.