New! Swaledale sheep prints

Swaledale tup print

At last I have been able to get the set of Swaledale Sheep paintings printed and mounted. These three watercolour paintings have been very well received on social media over the recent months and now I am able to offer them as a set of prints. I have decided to…

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The Wainwrights in Colour at Christmas

The Wainwrights in Colour at Christmas

The present for lovers of the Lakeland Fells It’s coming round to that time of year again, time to buy family and friends something special for Christmas. Socks, chocolates, gin?…..again? Why not get them something really special, especially if they have a love of the Lake District Fells? The Wainwrights…

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Hay Stacks- a classic view

Hay Stacks Watercolour painting

Following the recent completion of my watercolour painting of Striding Edge on Helvellyn (which you can read about here) I am continuing with the “Classic View” theme by presenting this new watercolour below of Hay Stacks from Peggy’s Bridge. This scene is one that is often observed by those who…

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On the Edge

Striding Edge watercolour

Whilst working away in the studio producing new work my mind often wanders back to memorable days out “On Location”. So it was recently when I was painting a new version of a classic view- Striding Edge on Helvellyn. Originally I produced a small sketch of this scene for The…

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My hand has been forced

The power of the big boys. Any one who has been following the progress of The Wainwrights in Colour book or may even have kindly purchased a copy from the website here or even attended one of the many talks that I have given around the country on the subject,…

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Imitation……the follow up.

Wainwright Society Challenge Book

A recap. Readers of this blog may recall a post that I made back in May regarding the Wainwright Society’s Challenge this year “Imitation, the highest form of flattery” which generated a deal of conversation (and support) on social media and via emails and I thank all of you who got…

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Blencathra trig marker- an update

Blencathra summit ring

Blencathra trig ring- now gone. Obviously when researching the references for The Wainwrights in Colour book I could only record the elements of the sketch as they were on my visit. As the whole project took ten years to complete there will have been changes to some of the scenes…

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