Category Archives: Newark-on-Trent

Smaller Pieces

I have been working on some smaller compositions this Autumn. Compressing my method of work has been a challenging but useful process for making spontaneous plein air works. Some of these smaller pieces will be at my open studio this … Continue reading

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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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‘Town Portraits’

I’m busy feverishly painting and preparing for our open studio event this weekend (23-25 May). It’s a lovely occasion for me as I really enjoy meeting visitors, friends and customers old and new. It’s good to be joined again by … 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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Rufford Exhibition – Newark Market Place

A deep summer blue pervades this composition depicting Newark’s market place. The red and white checkerboard of market stalls transforms the square on several days of the week. By the end of the afternoon, human activity is much reduced and … Continue reading

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Rufford Exhibition – Church Gardens, Newark-on-Trent

This second Rufford exhibition painting is of the St Mary’s Church Gardens at Newark-on-Trent. The brightening atmosphere of a November afternoon, following a  shower of rain, created wonderful reflections on the silvered paving stones in the foreground. Subtle grey/blues were … Continue reading

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‘Open Studios Notts’ Exhibition at Rufford Craft Centre

I have a group of paintings in the  “Open Studios Notts Exhibition” at the gallery in Rufford Park, with its preview this Sunday 5 May (and then running 6 May to  June). I thought it appropriate that they should be relating … Continue reading

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