“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.

Thankyou for looking ….

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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 !

Thankyou for looking !

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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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A Unique Street ! … its Hickmott, in Sheffield !…

… 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 !

Thankyou for looking !

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… lots going on at the Post Office …

… a cute pooch in hi-viz coat, and window motto’s “ThankU Key Workers”, “ThankU NHS”, also a tangled “Black Lives Matter” banner….

… and the real facade – Charles Street, Sheffield S1 :

… Thankyou for looking !

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Patatas Fritas !! … its IberiCo, Sheffield !!….

… Sheffields only Spanish Delicatessen !….

watercolour…….

IberiCo, 12 Hickmott Road, SharrowVale, Sheffield S11….for more, click here

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… a Brindle, a Blue, and …. Henderson’s Relish …

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… 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 ….

Please click here for more : Friends of Ferals


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…”Blood Hound” ?! …….

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my first donation today @ NHS Blood Donation …

1 in 4 people need blood during their life ….more info here : http://www.blood.co.uk

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A Merry Christmas at Mowgli ! Sheffield….. with Hounds galore and 2 cats on a swing !…

… watercolour, 29 x 21 cm. Proceeds will raise funds for Friends Of Ferals (Sheffield)

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…fancy some Phở ? … then try Nam Song, Sheffield …

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… Nam Song, in the new Dyson Place, off SharrowVale Road, Sheffield S11 ….

…watercolour…..

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… “Fox Face” …

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… watercolour.  Inspired after needing help & advice for an injured fox. Thankyou to The Fox Man for quick and excellent help, advice, and sending medication…

…find The Fox Man, here …. Please support and donate if you can, to help these beautiful creatures…

…Thankyou for looking….

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… at the Botanical Gardens …

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… its “The Park-Keepers Lodge” … with Suki the Iggy (Italian Greyhound) & family …

… Holbein Watercolours on Daler-Rowney Aquafine, 36 x 28 cm. More details at Illustration Sheffield

… more about Sheffield Botanical Gardens : here

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… had an accident !?? … then you need …

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… Accident Solicitors Direct ! …
… my latest Commission, Watercolour on The Langton, Daler-Rowney, 300 gsm. Features Archie the English Bulldog….

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Accident Solicitors Direct : accident claims and personal injury solicitors, over 35 years experience, based in Sheffield, but covering Yorkshire and the surrounding area.

ASD remain operational throughout Covid-19 – for more details and their web-site, please click here

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