… 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 :

Thankyou for looking !

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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

Thankyou for looking !

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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


Thankyou for looking

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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

Thankyou for looking.

 

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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

Thankyou for looking !

 

 

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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

Thankyou for looking !

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“Night Hawk” …

…with a salute to all who help animals – cats, dogs, all creatures – Thankyou ! …

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… watercolour, 20 x 70 cm…

Thankyou for looking !

 

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… At the Bakehouse …

… I started painting this, before the current lockdown. Scenes like this feel a long way off now …

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… Forge Bakehouse, Abbeydale, Sheffield …

… more about Forge Bakehouse : here

… Thankyou for looking …

 

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“2.6” …..

…my painting for the “2.6 Challenge”…

Today would have been the famous London Marathon, which many Charities rely on, for their annual fund-raising. However, the Marathon obviously cannot take place due to Covid19.

The 2.6 Challenge attempts to raise funds for Charities in the UK, who are badly hit by the coronavirus, as their fund-raising activities shrink, to zero, and many may not survive at all …..

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… my painting  is for the Blue Cross (I am a Volunteer at the Sheffield Rehoming and Advice Unit) …..

….to donate, see more information, or even start your own challenge (for other Charities) – click here : 2.6 Challenge

….for the Blue Cross : here

….for the Blue Cross Sheffield, Rehoming and Advice Unit : here

…. Thankyou for looking !

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…”Rainbow … & Grey” …

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…. a Rainbow – for all those helping others – whether helping humans or animals – in the Coronavirus pandemic …

… watercolour on textured mountboard …

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… Feline Tattoo ! …

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… Feline Tattoo, 8 Hickmott Road, Sharrow, Sheffield S11 8QF, UK…

… Watercolour on Aquafine, 30 x 40 cm …

… Fine Art Prints available shortly …

… to see Feline Tattoo Studio on Facebook, click here  : FelineTattooStudio

…Thankyou for looking !

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… a Revolution ?? … then it must be … Sheffield !! …

…. yes, Coffee Revolution, Ecclesall Road…

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Watercolour painting 2020 (from photo references 2010) ….. the coffee shop itself closed many years ago….

Commissioned painting.

Thankyou for looking !

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…the best Valentine ? … a Yorkshire one !!

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… with Cats, ‘Hounds and a splash of saucy Relish ! … what more could anyone want ?? …

… Happy Valentines Day ! …

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