Another little study in an loose impressionistic style this time a rainy night on Castle street in the historic quarter of the city. The impressive Carlisle Castle sits is just peeping out of the murk and rain.I was attempting to combine a couple of Impressionist styles in this paintin..
An impression of Castlerigg valley looking towards Helvellyn (possible meaning: pale yellow moorland) is a mountain in the English Lake District, the Helvellyn range, is a north-south line of mountains to the north of Ambleside, between the lakes of Thirlmere and Ullswater.I never atte..
Rockcliffe church spire stands dark against the strong morning sunlight. This iconic village lays adjacent to the Rockcliffe salt marsh at Sandsfield where the mighty River Eden joins the solway firth a little further downstream. This is one of my favourite places to paint, I love the ..
Inspired by a recent walk in hot sun with a very low river meeting the sands. The whole are seemed to shimmer in the heat. Even the cows were hanging around or standing in the water trying to stay cool. 39”x16”A Limited Edition Giclee Print of /50. ..
Misty Morning at Warwick Bridge. Whilst travelling to work early one morning I encountered heavy mists from the river Eden just by the church. I was able to stop and get a quick sketch to get it into my head, and this is the result.A Limited Edition Giclee Print of /50..
Dramatic light as the mighty Eden flow majestically in the salt of the Solway Firth. Old Sandsfield Cottage visible in the distance. I have been lucky enough for this painting to have been selected by the Judges for Exhibition at the 2018 Patchings, National Open Art Competition, in co..
Mussels Shacks near La Rochelle. I decided to set it early morning to enhance the colours of the many multicoloured mussel and oyster shacks in this really evocative island just off La Rochelle.The whole area is a sprawling rather ramshackle maze of waterways and rickety wood and tin u..
The long hot summer of 2018 led to some wonderful hazy sunny days usually only found when we go abroad. The old and long disused Port of Carlisle from which the village gets its name was basking in the hot summer sun.The Solway itself was unusually serene reflecting the sky in its norm..
Not many people know that the Solway firth and the River Eden have a tidal bore that can reach 1 metre high and speeds up to 9 miles per hour. To be caught out on the Rockcliffe Marshes when the tide is racing is a deadly business as the tide can flow faster than a walking man.A Limite..
This view was inspired by the amazing sunsets and sunrises that can be viewed from the 7th floor of the Civic Centre in the heart of the city.Looking over toward the distant Lakeland fells the scene was almost tonal. The red sandstone of the city became an abstract muted grouping of ye..