Category Archives: Nature

… 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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… 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, … 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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… “Fox Face” …

… 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 … Continue reading

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… at the Botanical Gardens …

… 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 … Continue reading

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“Night Hawk” …

…with a salute to all who help animals – cats, dogs, all creatures – Thankyou ! …               … 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 … … Forge Bakehouse, Abbeydale, Sheffield … … more about Forge Bakehouse : here … Thankyou for looking …  

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…”Rainbow … & Grey” …

…. 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 ! …

… 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 … Continue reading

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from Chatsworth …to ChatsWoof ! …..

….. visited the new exhibition at Chatsworth House & Garden last week – “The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth”. It was brilliant and I was inspired by their “Dog Walk Map”, to add a few “Hounds” in watercolour & ink……. … Continue reading

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…The Christmas Fiddle……

…. 27th December 2018, at Beauchief Golf Club, Sheffield…….watercolour

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…Yorkshire Christmas…a Resounding Result ! …..

…sales from my “Yorkshire Christmas” (cards & auction of the artwork) have raised a Grand Total of …. £400 ! Phenomenal !! This will be donated to Friends of Ferals – who feed,rescue,treat and sometimes even manage to find homes … Continue reading

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… A to Z … from Allotments to Zeds …..

… my A to Z of Nether Edge, Sheffield …… here are some snippets in a slideshow ….. A3 posters available, from Wickwire at Nether Edge, £10 each, whilst stocks last…..

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…Happy ….. Yorkshire Day …..

… 1st August……  

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… Blossoms… and …

… an Italian Greyhound… … inspired by a visit to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital yesterday … … watercolour 3″ x 5″ …

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… a very long street painting …

… featuring over 20 shops, cafes, pubs, hairdressers, even a bowling green … the painting is over 1/2 a metre long (53 x 16 cm)…   … “Nether Edge Streetscape” … Limited Edition prints now available at Wickwire, Nether Edge … Continue reading

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… the Rarest Shop … a true Devonshire Independent …

  … and probably my favourite. Not just for the stunningly unique frontage (with the Phlegm “Bookworm”) but for selling books. Actual books ! not e-versions. two whole floors of Books, Records – vinyl records ! – CD’s, Art & … Continue reading

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…when a painting is a surprise … (…aka Moss & Clover) …

…view the slideshow …. ….. more about Emma and Moss & Clover, here :  Moss & Clover … ….. and thankyou to Postcard Cafe for superb photographs ….. for more, please click here : Postcard Cafe   ….. and finally ! … Continue reading

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