Category Archives: Newfield Galleries

Castle Park, Newark-on-Trent

Tomorrow is the final day of my Newfield Galleries exhibition. In this painting of Castle Park, I love the way in which the sun filters through the piercings of the castle wall and pours through the bandstand, leaving structures in silhouette.  The … Continue reading

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Trent Bridge at Newark

This Newark ‘portrait’ is also in the Newfield Galleries. Here, I was drawn by the light through the arches of Trent Bridge, like glowing heat at the mouth of some great furnace, and the way in which it lends the archway … Continue reading

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Newark ‘Portrait’

Here is another painting in my series of ‘portraits’ of Newark-on-Trent, this of the castle from the towpath below Trent Bridge – currently in my exhibition at the Newfield Galleries. The low afternoon sunlight in this composition made for striking striations of … Continue reading

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The Ram at Newark on Trent

I was asked recently to create a portrait of ‘The Ram‘ at Newark-on-Trent, a former hotel that has been lovingly refurbished and re-opened as a bar and brasserie by the Derry family.  The handsome three-storied Georgian facade stands in a fine run … Continue reading

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Kirk Gate, Newark-on-Trent

This second painting at the Newfield Galleries is of Newark-on-Trent. Kirk Gate has a lively mixture of facades ranging from medieval timber-frame through to quite grandiose Italianate Victorian, all following a serpentine line towards the main entrance of St Mary’s Church. Wherever … Continue reading

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Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir recently featured in reportage on the 70th anniversary of the ‘Dam Busters’ wartime campaign, as the reservoir was used during WW2 in practice manoeuvres for the assault on the German dams. I was unaware of its wartime significance at … Continue reading

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Newark Paintings at Thoresby and Harley

I haven’t written for a while as I’ve been so busy painting, putting on an open studio and sending work to galleries. As Christmas approaches, I wanted to put down something about the pieces I’ve been working on during the … Continue reading

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