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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Off the drawing board

Swaledale tup pencil drawing

Over recent days I have been planning out new paintings and as with most of my work I produce simple preliminary drawings before I commit paint to paper. One such work was to be of Swaledale sheep, tups (rams) to be exact. For one reason or another this simple sketch…

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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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