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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Facebook Live 15.5.20

Facebook Live broadcast

If things had gone according to plan we would now be over at Keswick setting up for the Mountain Festival this weekend. As with many events this one has now been cancelled due to the Coronavirus. As in previous years I was asked to be a guest speaker at the…

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Capturing characters

The Quarryman sketch

Work continues as normal for me during the current Covid19 lockdown. Sketching, paintings and getting out on short local walks is really my daily routine. I am able to get lots of preliminary work done for the Lakeland 365 project. These sketches get posted as a daily “Guess the fell”…

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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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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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