Tag Archives: Newark-on-Trent

‘Between Times’ – two paintings

Here are two more pieces that are available as part of my ‘Between Times’ exhibition Gallery 6 in Newark – the gallery is hoping to open again on Weds 30 Dec, meanwhile all of the paintings can be viewed on … Continue reading

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Crew Yard Ink Drawing Studies

These two ink drawing studies are part of my ‘Between Times‘ exhibition at Gallery 6. Both were made during lockdown in April at our farm, against the backdrop of the old Crew Yard that abuts our 18th century threshing barn. … Continue reading

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The Ossington Coffee Palace, Newark-on-Trent

Earlier today, I was happy to deliver my painting of ‘The Ossington Coffee Palace, Newark-on-Trent’ into the hands of its new owners. This beautiful grade II* listed Victorian building is a significant landmark on the edge of the town centre, … Continue reading

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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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