Category Archives: UK

… a taste of India ! …

… at The Mohul…..always a warm welcome, super tasty Indian cuisine …. my local restaurant for more than 20 years ! … not easy to paint it, but happy with the finished result … why not go see it for … Continue reading

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… a Doe ? … a Deer ? ….. no ! its ….

a very small Whippet ! called Gracie, with her owner “B”, in a new painting taking shape…. … at Nether Edge,Sheffield,UK…. …Holbein watercolours on Hahnemuhle Britannia Rough, Panorama block. Painted plein air… #Yearof thedog  #chinesenewyear

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… Tour de Yorkshire … a Cycling Extravaganza …

… my painting of this years TdY, with all my favourite bits … an extravaganza of a painting, 2 and a half months in the making !… …on display at Sharrow Vale Farmers Market, sunday 16th July, and with Souvenir … Continue reading

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… New ! …Dr.Blots’ Guide to Life …..

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… Le Chat … Orange …….

… meets … more Orange … and some Black ….. … painting on show at Nether Edge Farmers Market, sunday 18th June (see Upcoming Events for details) … hoping it will raise funds for homeless street cats in Montenegro …

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… The Orangery … at Chatsworth …

… a Plein Air study … not entirely happy with it because the paper was a bit of a scrag end and too absorbent … … but if nothing else, it was good practice, painting on-site and tackling a huge … Continue reading

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…Summer Sunflowers…at The Rising Sun…

…  amazing sunflowers every summer … …at The Rising Sun, Abbey Lane, Sheffield … … Holbein watercolours on Daler-Rowney Aquafine … this original painting will be on display at Nether Edge Farmers Market, Sunday 19th March … … and Thankyou … Continue reading

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… the Result …and Merry Christmas …

… my auction of “Hound with Orange Eyes” raised £125, to be shared between Sheffield Retired Greyhound Fund and Cats Mne(Montenegro) ….. Thankyou to the bidders and everyone who supported this event … including Caffe Nero, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield (who … Continue reading

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…Hound with Orange Eyes …

… my original watercolour … is being auctioned to raise funds for Sheffield Retired Greyhound Fund and Cats Mne (Montenegro) … the painting will be on display at Nether Edge Farmers Market, sunday 11th December 11 – 3 pm and … Continue reading

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…a new panorama.

I began “Abbeydale Streetscape” back in September. I’ve been thinking of tackling this stretch for a while, but it was quite daunting, especially as the buildings at each end are pretty huge. I’m happy with the result, and the original … Continue reading

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… Plein Air …

… out on the street at Nether Edge, Sheffield, this week … … and the finished painting … … a special Thankyou to Wickwire, Cafe #9, The Studio, Moss & Clover, Zeds …. and everyone for being friendly and supportive … Continue reading

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… a tall, thin, blue … Italian Greyhound … and some Hendersons Relish …

… almost a metre tall …. (click on image to enlarge) … … Holbein watercolours on Arches … Painting on display at Wickwire, Nether Edge, Sheffield, until 18th September …

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… a Cottage and a Choo …

… “Daybell & Choo / The Porter Cottage” original watercolour now on display at The Framery, Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield …. … Holbein watercolours on Daler-Rowney Aquafine, 34 x 24 cm. 

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… whats got .. Whippets .. Puddings .. and a Tango in Halifax …? …

yes, its YORKSHIRE ! … and here are just some of the delights to be found here … to celebrate Yorkshire Day on 1st August …   … watercolour painting now on display, and for sale, at Wickwire, Nether Edge, … Continue reading

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… Bread, Cakes ….. and more …

… freshly baked bread, every morning, by Phil at Perfectionery… … call in and see Phil, Lonnie and the crew, and be amazed at their awesome range of Artisan breads, cakes, pies, sandwiches … Special Occasion cakes also made to … Continue reading

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… Interlude … Chat & Chiens Noir …

… meet Hendersons Relish ! Both these paintings are up for Auction, to raise funds for animal rescues that I support … Greyhound Rescue South Yorkshire and Cats Mne (Montenegro) … UPDATE – 15th December – the Auction raised £200 … Continue reading

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… Devonshire Independents …

Devonshire Street hosts many small Independent stores, and part of this street faces demolition as part of a future development. I wanted my painting to capture the unique Spirit of the Street now …

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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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… the Yellowest Shop I ever painted … more Devonshire Independents …

… Syd & Mallorys fantastic clothing Emporium … nicely balanced with Salon W, hair stylists…   Syd & Mallorys Emporium, 162 Devonshire Street, Sheffield S3 7SG On Facebook here Salon W 160 Devonshire Street, web-site :  here

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… more Devonshire Street Independents …featuring a snooze opportunity …

… a lovely white painted brick shop front, at the opposite end of the Street to the previous Green Room, with a very tempting interior …     Natural Bed Company, 168 Devonshire Street, Sheffield S3 7SG On Facebook  here

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