Sudeley Castle is a grade I listed building in the Cotswolds near to the medieval market town of Winchcombe. My watercolour shows the partially ruined banqueting hall reputedly built by Richard III in around 1483 although the main castle was started in 1443. The grounds consist of 1,200 acres with 15 acres of formal gardens. Artwork size approximately A3 on 140Ib Arches cold pressed surface created from client photos and online research.
Posted on 12 June 2021
Here's a colour sketch I did yesterday in the forest near Ashurst. It was quite overcast but I didn't mind as the view was so serene and much easier to find a position without having to consider the sun direction etc. About an hour and a quarter on 140Ib Saunders Waterford in 190 x 280mm hand-made sketchbook.
Posted on 05 June 2021
I am very pleased to announce that I have work accepted in the following forthcoming shows:
• Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours open exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London (The Vyne). Dates: 20 - 29 May 2021
• St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 9BH (Winchester Cathedral). Dates: 17 May - 12 June 2021
Also a further touring exhibition:
• Island Fortress 1940 exhibition - details to be confirmed
Posted on 24 April 2021
It was on the 10th April 1912 that the RMS Titanic set sale from Southampton on its fateful voyage which ended early on the 14th when the ship hit an iceburg and sunk the following morning with more than 1500 out of an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew lost. I thought it would be appropriate to post my watercolour of the Memorial to the Titanic Engineers in Southampton who perished on board. The bronze and granite memorial was unveiled on 22 April 1914. (It's also my birthday tomorrow!). The monument was restored in 2010. Close by on the corner of Cumberland Place and London Road, is the Titanic Musicians' Memorial to Wallace Hartley and the other musicians who played on the Titanic.
Posted on 13 April 2021