Category Archives: Cafe

.. A man & his dog … on the day of the Queen’s funeral…..

… walking through the Peace Gardens in Sheffield. The man & his dog were there at 10 am, walking in the drizzle….. … by 11 am the sky brightened and the sun appeared, between clouds. Having ventured to the Peace … Continue reading

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.. a Parade of Shops and The Waggon & Horses …new 360° Panorama ! …

… at Millhouses, Sheffield ….. the shops & businesses are on Terminus Road (a terminus of “first generation” electric trams, phased out in the 1950’s) … … the Waggon & Horses pub, opposite, is over 100 years old, and has … Continue reading

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… 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 …. Limited Edition, Fine Art prints now … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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”, … Continue reading

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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” … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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… Hop … Hop ! … it’s Hopper !! …

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

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… “towards … Perfectionery !” ….

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

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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 … Continue reading

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

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

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

… Accident Solicitors Direct ! … … my latest Commission, Watercolour on The Langton, Daler-Rowney, 300 gsm. Features Archie the English Bulldog….           Accident Solicitors Direct : accident claims and personal injury solicitors, over 35 years … Continue reading

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… At the Bakehouse …

… I started painting this, before the current lockdown. Scenes like this feel a long way off now … … Forge Bakehouse, Abbeydale, Sheffield … … more about Forge Bakehouse : here … Thankyou for looking …  

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

…. yes, Coffee Revolution, Ecclesall Road…     Watercolour painting 2020 (from photo references 2010) ….. the coffee shop itself closed many years ago…. Commissioned painting. Thankyou for looking !

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