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"Hobbies A1 Treadle Fret Saw" - A Pen & Wash painting of a Hobbies A1 Treadle Fret Saw

Hobbies A1 Treadle Fret Saw

"Boat on a Misty Morning" - A Painting using Ink and Ink washes

Boat on a Misty Morning

"Raven" - A Pen drawing with Ink washes


"Bungalow" - A Pen drawing with Ink washes


"Dunans Lodge" - A Pen drawing with Ink washes

Dunans Lodge

"Castle Door" - A Pen & Wash painting of a door in York Castle

Castle Door

"Castle Ruin" - A Pen & Wash sketch of a ruined section of Knaresborough Castle in Yorkshire, using Sepia Ink

Arches at Knaresborough

"House near Castle Ashby" - A Pen drawing with Ink washes.

House near Castle Ashby

"Watendlath" - A Pen & Wash monochrome painting of Watendlath in the Lake District

Watendlath, The Lake District

"New Road, Robin Hoods Bay" - A Pen & Wash sketch of New Road, Robin Hoods Bay

New Road, Robin Hoods Bay

"Crail Harbour" - A Pen & Wash sketch of Crail Harbour

Crail Harbour

"Fuchsia in Tub" - A Pen & Wash sketch of a Fuchsia in a Tub

Fuchsia in Tub

"Castle Ruin" - A Pen & Wash sketch of a ruined section of Knaresborough Castle in Yorkshire

Castle Ruin

"Cottage Window" - A Pen & Wash sketch of a window seen near Broadway, in the Cotswolds

Cottage Window

"Chapel" - Produced from a pencil sketch drawn earlier in the day.


"Secret Garden" - This wooden Gazebo sits at the end of a pathway that runs beneath a long rustic archway adorned with spectacular Roses. This is The Secret Garden in the grounds of Castle Ashby House.

Secret Garden

"Scarborough Boats" - Another 'quickie', this time of a small group of boats moored in the harbour at Scarborough.

Scarborough Boats

"Staithes" - This sketch was an exercise in loosening up. Time allowed was just 10 minutes... 2 minutes drawing; 8 Minutes painting. Great fun!!


"All Saints church, Earls Barton" - This wonderful church is famous for its unique mixture of architectures. Built around 970, architecture from every century from the 10th onwards is represented. It has a unique door halfway up the tower which can be seen on my watercolour pages.

All Saints church, Earls Barton

"Portmerion" - This was fun and quick to do. I sketched this out with a pen, not paying much attention to the straightness of lines or accuracy of curves. I wanted a little looseness to compliment the quirkiness of the village. There can't be any villages more quirky than Portmerion.


"National Coal Mining Museum" - The museum is a fabulous day out for the whole family and I can highly recommend it if you're ever in Yorkshire.

National Coal Mining Museum

"Modern Home" - a typical modern English family home as found on housing estates the length and breadth of the country. I've tried to give it a sense of space by setting the building back into the painting.

Modern Home

"Still Life" - My first attempt at a Still Life painting.

Still Life

"Rainbow Row" - from a photograph of a small part of "Rainbow Row" in Charleston, South Carolina.

Rainbow Row

"Cottages by the Canal" - I painted this pen and wash from a photograph I took as we chugged along the Grand Union Canal one cold and damp day in October 2007.

Cottages by the Canal

"Barn in Field" - I call this a barn but I'm far from sure it is. Still, 'barn' is easier to say than 'old stone building'.

Barn in Field

"Old Wooden Barn" - This Old Wooden Barn was built in the early 1870's in Wisconsin, USA. It was built by the surviviors of the Great Peshtigo Fire as they began rebuilding their communities and their lives after that tragedy. It is amazing to think that the wood and timbers used, let alone the primitive building techniques, can have withstood the test of time so well.

Old Wooden Barn