Category Archives: Newark-on-Trent

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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‘Newark Townscapes’ exhibition at Spotlight Gallery

My solo exhibition, ‘Newark Townscapes’ is now on at the Spotlight Gallery in Newark Town Hall – until 13 Nov. For this exhibition, I set about creating a series of contemporary views of Newark inspired by the structures and textures of the … 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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