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Upton Virtual Studios: 30-31 May, 2020

2020 is proving a difficult year for everyone! For artists such as me, with art galleries closed and arts events cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic, there has been a huge effect on the showing and selling of art work. … Continue reading

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Painting in the Orchard

Yesterday, having planned an afternoon of plein air painting on this hottest of days, I found a heavily shaded spot under one of my favourite Bramley apple trees. Working in watercolour on a 22″ x 30″ sheet of Saunders Waterford,  … Continue reading

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Southwell Minster Winter Fair

Its the Southwell Minster Winter Fair this Saturday (5th Nov). I will have a stall there and be showing some of my work from this year, including this painting of the Minster – a view from Bishop’s Drive. I will … 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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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 – Southwell Minster from the Recreation Ground

This is the fifth & final painting in the Rufford exhibition, again of Southwell Minster. In the spring, before new leaves have unfurled, soft and fragile pink blossoms make a striking contrast against sharply defined trees, whose dark plum branches … 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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