Category Archives: watercolour

“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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“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, … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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

… 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 … Continue reading

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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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… “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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… 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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“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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“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 … Continue reading

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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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… 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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…the best Valentine ? … a Yorkshire one !!

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

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…at the Bookshop…..literally ! ……

… my Weston Park – Western Bank 360 Panorama (which features Blackwell’s Bookshop) – is now available (Fine Art Prints and Greeting Cards) at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Sheffield !! ….. …… the painting also includes : The Childrens Hospital, Sheffield University … Continue reading

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…at The Club House ! …yes, it’s a busy day at Beauchief Golf Club……

….. my latest Commissioned watercolour painting…… “Beauchief Golf Club – The Club House” …unveiled at the AGM this week. I’m very happy with this painting, which features 7 Lady Golfers, 4 Men….and 6 Hounds ……. all real ! (though not … Continue reading

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…on the map…

…  “Nether Edge – Panorama with Hounds”. Watercolour & ink on old Nether Edge Ordnance Survey map (1903 Godfrey Edition), 44 x 28 cm… … the painting is of Nether Edge, with shops & cafes there today, and features some … Continue reading

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