… I often see “Yuki”, and others, tending the fabulous flowers & plants in the Peace Gardens and other areas around the City Centre. These green spaces can be a sanctuary for many people, including me.
The gardens are a real credit to all the dedication and hard work, of Yuki and her team.
… a boutique specialising in lingerie and swimwear …. super friendly and many years of experience, a real Sheffield gem … I am delighted with my painting, featuring smooth haired Dachshund … and a whippet ….
Butterfly Lingerie & Swimwear, 6 Hickmottt Road, Sheffield S11 8QF – see Butterfly on Facebook : here
… my latest painting… Inspired by my Grandmother who worked in the Sheffield steel industry, during World War II. Years later, she often talked about the “little mesters”. My Grandfather served in the RAF. My Grans street was bombed, 1940, many houses destroyed and killing several of her neighbours. My Mum was 4 at the time, remembers how scary it was, but how everyone pulled together, Sheffield-style…
Original watercolour, 40 x 50 cm framed, £295. On show and for sale, Sunday 12th September, at Nether Edge Farmers’ Market, Sheffield S7 1RU….
… *the cat is in charge, obviously” …. a long title for a painting ! ….
An important painting for me, specially painted as a Thankyou, for everyone who has supported my artwork, over the years, and especially those who have supported my fund-raising, for animals (& also humans !) …
… most recently, Friends of Ferals (Sheffield) who rescue abandoned, homeless and feral cats & kittens, around Sheffield. Truly amazing work day in, day out…..
…more about FoF, here and their latest rescue, “Ledger” found desolate and with broken tail in a run-down industrial part of Sheffield. A life saved.
….. is No. 34, at “New Shoots Coffee Shop”, a fabulous sanctuary – friendly staff, gorgeous food & a great atmosphere. Huge selection of flowers, plants, everything you need for your garden ! @New Leaf Plant Centre, Coal Aston, near Sheffield, S18 3AA, UK ……
… yes, it’s Hickmott Road. A row of shops that has a unique vibe. Friendly and keeping upbeat, through the pandemic. The food shops and takeaways are open, please call by and support them…
… here is my watercolour of the full stretch – 12 shops & cafe’s, and a wall overlooking the River Porter (Porter Brook) ….
…and the real street, in photomontage, below :
I have loved painting this streetscape, and hope to do more…..
The painting is now SOLD, but will be on display at IberiCo, Hickmott Road, until 4th March 2021. Call in and see it, while its there !
… a special commission, completed today, just in time for the New Year….
…its special because I rarely take on commissions, but this for a special person who helps rescue cats and we agreed that my fee will be donated to Friends of Ferals, a charity in Sheffield who work tirelessly, 365 days a year, to feed, care for and rescue/rehome cats living rough, in often dangerous places ….