… at a crossroads ? … it’s Millhouses, Sheffield ! ……

…. a very busy junction in a Sheffield suburb, where some buildings and even a pub, date back over 100 years ! ….. these are the buildings & businesses on the immediate junction ….

Millhouses, Sheffield S7, UK

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…the real streetscene….

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… frames, frames, ……and more frames !…..

…. not just frames ! .. Ready made or bespoke, all colours and a huge selection of mounts….AND prints…and cards !….. and all with the most friendly service, backed up with over 30 years of experience …. this little frame shop opened recently, and I had to paint it – the lettering and design is right up my street !

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Framework Gallery, 83 Junction Road, Hunters Bar, Sheffield S11 8XA (original shop 112 The Moor, Sheffield  S1 4PD)….

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.. natas ! …. NATAS !! … its Lisboa !!! ……

… Lisboa, Portuguese Cafe & Patisserie, in Sheffield, UK, that is ! ….

Re-opened last friday, after the pandemic & major refurbishment, I have planned to paint this for many years ! A fabulous splash of my favourite colour, this little Independant Portuguese Cafe always cheers my heart when I see it 🙂 and is famous for freshly baked pastries, including delicious “natas” !

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… Winsor & Newton watercolours on Moleskine …

… “Lisboa” 4. St.Pauls Parade, Sheffield S1 2JL …. more about Lisboa : here

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… at the Bakery …. it’s Roses ! ….

… dating back to 1940, this little bakery near my home, is a bright icon, in my favourite colour, red ! Seen here with a little pooch who lives nearby and sitting hopefully, waiting for a tasty snack, maybe even a pie ! …

… and in real life …

… original watercolour, approx. 24 x 32 cm, framed, £150…..

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Roses the Bakers, 972 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield S7 2QF. More about Roses the Bakers, here

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… Sweet Pea & Hummingbird … and a Welsh Sheepdog ! …

…my latest shop front watercolour is this very tiny shop which sells plants, gifts, cards, and much more ! It’s a real Aladdins Cave ! Some of the smallest Cacti I have ever seen ! Best of all is “Madron”, the resident Welsh Sheepdog, with fabulous bat ears 🙂 ….

… I’m happy to say that the painting now lives in the shop 🙂

More about Sweet Pea & Hummingbird, here. Please do visit if you can ! 988 Abbeydale Road, Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QF

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… La Scala ! …. not the Opera ! …..

… La Scala, Italian restaurant, in Sheffield ! …… I started this painting on-street, and was very happy with the result !

La Scala, Millhouses, Sheffield S7

… La Scala has been a popular restaurant for over 20 years, and Millhouses has been an ever-changing neighbourhood shopping place, since my childhood. I can even remember catching a train from Millhouses railway station (long since closed) for a day out at Edale, in the Peak District….

More about La Scala, 1 Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QL : here

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… off to Jaipur …

… I was inspired by the bright orange “Jaipur” truck, just before Christmas, on a grey day in Sheffield …. seen here, driven by Bandit, and with her wing-man, JoJo….

… Jaipur is an IPA, brewed by Thornbridge Brewery, Bakewell, Derbyshire …

…as a child, I stayed at Thornbridge Hall itself, for a Residential school project. Whilst we resided in a cold out-building, we could explore the Hall itself, and I was fascinated by the highly polished limestone walls, crammed with millions of fossils !

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year, and Thankyou for looking !

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“Crumb !” … it’s delicious !! ……

… new Bakery & Pizzeria, opened this week, just down the road from me…… irresistable subject to paint, the lettering, the colours, the Greyhounds nearby ! …. not to mention the aroma’s !……..

Watercolour on Aquafine.

See “Crumb” here

“Crumb.Sheffield” : 992 Abbeydale Rd, Millhouses, Sheffield S7 2QF. Next to the Robin Hood pub….

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… “We ♥ Blood” …. ! …. Save a Life ….

… a painting inspired by donating my blood this week @ NHS Blood & Transplant, and being reminded that animals can also donate ! @ Pet Blood Bank UK (currently Dogs and Alpacas. Hopefully cats soon – the PBB are taking registrations ….) ….

In the meantime, **CATS** can donate already ! 😻– ask your Vet – many now keep a register of local cats that can donate…. ❤💜❤

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Watercolour & Ink, 10 x 14 cm

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… a Pigeon walks into a Cafe …

… yes, this really happens, from time to time ! … a bold pigeon will wander in, to the cafe, and peck around for crumbs, until a kind person gently ushers it outside again. I do this, when I’m there. Many people don’t like the pigeons that congregate in the City Centre, but I love them. Seeing their characters and how they adapt, to survive, cheers my heart.

“Pigeon !”

Ink & watercolour, @Caffe Nero, Peace Gardens, St.Pauls Place, Sheffield, UK.

Please be kind to birds ! I’m dedicating this painting to The Special Branch, a charity that works tirelessly to help injured birds, in Sheffield, and has recently opened a shop to raise much-needed funds, at 15 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 ORL….

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“Yuki … City Centre Horticulturalist … Peace Gardens, Sheffield” ….

… 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.

Watercolour & ink sketch, 14 x 12 cm ….

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“Butterfly” … from a chrysalis, a painting ….

… 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

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“Little Mesters” … Sheffield… Famous for Steel …

… 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….

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“Thankyou … 11 Hounds and a Feline* …

… *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.

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“My Favourite Table……”

….. 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 ……



Watercolour on Bockingford.

Link to New Leaf Plant Centre, here

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“Bundespressekonferenz” ! …. with added Hounds…..

…. improvised drawing on “found object” – The Guardian newspaper – with yellow Sharpie and black Bic ballpoint (had forgotten to take my usual drawing equipment with me !) ….

…. at New Leaf Plant Cantre & New Shoots Coffee Shop, Dyche Lane, Dronfield, near Sheffield, S18 3AA, UK …..

(Original photo – credit : Michael Timm / EPA / The Guardian)

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“Hero” …

… inspired by all the Heroes who help animals, especially those who rescue cats ❤
… and, the Heroes who help people, in the NHS, and beyond…
… and, the Heroes who are trying to save the planet….

“Hero” has been Auctioned, on my Facebook page, and sold for £160, which has been shared between :
* Friends of Ferals (Sheffield), and
* Greyhound Trust, Sheffield

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… Hop … Hop ! … it’s Hopper !! …

…. with Hector the whippet and Two Dachshunds ! …. my latest watercolour …

“Hopper with Hector and The Two Dachshunds, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield”
the real Hopper

The watercolour is for sale, £245 framed.

Thankyou for looking, and Happy Easter !

Link to Hopper, here

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… A Month of Sundays ? …

… is one of a trio of shop fronts that I have painted several times, over the years, as I love their quirkiness and colours… I also love “Frank” the whippet, painted in giant size !


This latest version was painted 2 years ago and having enjoyed it myself, the original watercolour painting is now on exhibition and up for sale (details below).

“Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield”



The real street scene is shown in the photo below (since this painting, the Month of Sundays, Pete McKee gallery, is now painted black !) ….

Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield S11

The watercolour is currently on display (and for sale, framed, £275) at IberiCo, 12 Hickmott Road, Sheffield S11, Sheffield’s unique Spanish Delicatessen – call by and see it !

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… “towards … Perfectionery !” ….

… the view from Ecclesall Road, down Hickmott Road, to Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield…

“Hickmott Road, Towards Perfectionery”

Perfectionery Bakers is the green shopfront, in the far, middle distance. A family run business, specialising in artisan vegan bread, confectionery, celebration cakes, sandwiches and much more !

Currently open during this lockdown – call by for a mouth-watering delicacy ! See more about Perfectionery here

“Towards Perfectionery”, Original watercolour, appox A3 size is on display NOW at IberiCo, Hickmott Road, and for sale, £200. The actual real-life view is shown below :

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