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Strand on the Green

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Walking down river from Kew Bridge, one passes along Strand on the Green towards the Mall. In the distance, the underground railway bridge that carries trains to Kew Gardens crosses the river. As often here, spectacular clouds hang over the view.

Ref: 2048

Grasses and Café, Chiswick House

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The gardens at Chiswick House have been slowly and beautifully restored in recent years, and the new café in Portland Stone melds beautifully with the old Paladian House and monuments in the grounds. This is a painting from late summer when the ornamental grasses were at their most beguiling.

Ref: 2049

 

 

Blackrock, Brighton

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The long Undercliff Walk that runs east from Brighton passes under the roadway here into the Marina on its way to Saltdean. Here great walls of stone, concrete and brick hold back the cliffs, making a fine walking route. This picture painted after a visit early in the year when the skies were heavy and the sea was churning.

Ref: 2033

Cedars at Chiswick House

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Among the many wonderful and old trees in the gardens at Chiswick House are these two fine Cedars. There were once more, but these withstood the hurricane in 1988, and benevolently accepted many years of climbing by local children, mine included. These trees are engraved in my mind’s eye from years of seeing them.

 

Ref 2044

Café, Gateway and Aura, Chiswick House

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The story behind this painting is that while en plein air on a beautiful summer day, I developed a migraine with aura that added lights and blank spaces to the scene. Rather than pause, I continued with this partly deconstructed result. Here is a Georgian gateway and the modern café and a busy sky.

Ref 2043

 

 

Snowdonia from Penmon

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On the tip of Anglesey, the village of Penmon has a fine view across the Menai Strait onto Snowdonia. During a recent Christmas we enjoyed spectacular scenes as the weather changed almost hourly, the sun came and went and clouds moved purposefully.

Ref 2051

Garage [1]

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This is a little bit of a motor garage near our house. The clean geometric designs always offer patterns to delight.

 

Ref 2013

 

 

Garage [2]

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This is the back of a quite well-known garage in west London, always showing magnificent sports cars. I especially like the geometric clean lines of the building

 

Ref 2040

Greenborrow Shaft, Ding Dong Mine

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The surface remains of one of Cornwalls’ famous tin mines, reputed to have been working in pre-historic times.

 

Ref 2011

Shropshire Union Canal Bridge

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The canal is in a deep cutting at this point, and the high bridge with the inverted buttresses carries the A519 Newport to Stoke road above.

 

Ref 2008

Onto the Beach

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One hot summer day, we walked through cool woods in Menorca near the village of Macarella, suddenly breaking through onto a boiling beach. I have tried here to capture the shock of the heat and penetrating sunlight.

 

Ref 19225

Tilly Whim Cliffs

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A little south of Swanage there is marvelous cliff-top walking that takes one past old mines and quarries and in places one can peer over the edge, down the cliffs to see splashing on the rocks below. Tilly Whim is the site of a now disused quarry where once boats tied up to carry Portland stone, much of it destined to build Georgian London in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

Ref 19221

Landslip Swanage

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The cliffs by Swanage are unstable, landslides often happening. This is part of the Jurassic coast, so frequently fossils can be found on the beaches below new slips. This is one of several paintings stimulated by the scars and mess left there by landslides.

 

Ref 19220

Cliff slide

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The second painting of Swanage cliffs, this abstracted much more than its adjacent companion.

 

Ref 19219

Saltmarsh

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Painting triggered by walking in the salt marshes at Stiffkey, Norfolk

 

Ref 19195

Summer Walk

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Ref 19193

Walking in Almeria

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Ref 19187

Kew Lake [3]

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The lake in Kew Gardens changes in colour throughout the year. In this picture I have used one of the late autumn colours in an abstract working as part of a series based on different shades.

 

Ref 18193

Above Ilkley, Yorkshire

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Trees in winter sunlight have a special magic and the woods on the ridge on The Chevin above Wharfedale near Ilkely, and Otley, are majestic and dense, and are both inviting and threatening at the same time. This was painted after a winter walk in bright sunlight, looking through the tall bare trunks of the mixed woodland into its dense interior.

 

Ref 1993

Doubtful Sound, New Zealand

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Magnificent fjord in the South Island of New Zealand. A beautiful, isolated place reached by coach, boat and another coach journey from Queenstown. Steep sides are rich in trees and the rush of waterfalls after rains. It is said that Captain Cooke found the entrance to the Sound on one of his expeditions, but decided not to enter as he doubted there would be enough wind inside for him to sail out.

 

Ref 1951

 

 

Chisbury Chapel wall

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St Martin’s chapel, built in the early thirteenth century, ceased to be used in 1534, and for the last 300 years was used as a barn. This painting based on memories of a visit on a cold misty day.

 

Ref 2065

Classic Bridge, Chiswick House Gardens

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Among the many architectural gems in the gardens at Chiswick House, the bridge over the lake is outstanding. Its graceful arc is in classical proportions, designed by James Wyatt and built in 1774. This view, looking onto the path over the bridge, is from the trees at the eastern side, painted on a hot, breezy summer day.

 

ref 18189

Fontaine de Vaucluse

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An ancient town in Provence where the source of the Sorgue River pours out of the mountain side. Petrarch lived here in the town in the fourteenth century. This is the ruined castle of the Bishop of Cavaillon with towering limestone cliffs in the background.

 

Ref 1849

Brancaster Staithe

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The sun had just set over the coast on this visit to Brancaster, Norfolk on a quiet late summer evening.

 

Ref 2064

Roses are mad this year

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A rose, trapped behind a garden shed, produces a bounty of blooms each year that tumble over and down from the roof.

 

Ref 18137

Mad Roses

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Ref 18127

Kew Lake [1]

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Kew gardens are never the same on two visits and the view along the lake changes dramatically through the year. This is one of a series of paintings aimed to catch the essence of the colours as the seasons progress.

 

Ref 18162

Baelo Claudia [3]

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This picture is one of a series painted to explore the shapes and colours of the ruined Roman coastal town of Baelo Claudia in Andalusia, to the west of Gibraltar. The ruins are extensive and one can see the typical layout with city walls, four gateways and straight roads. There are temples, a forum, theatre, many houses and workshops where garum, the essential fermented Roman fish sauce, was produced in gigantic quantities for export throughout the empire.

 

ref 1883

Baelo Claudia [4]

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This picture is one of a series painted to explore the shapes and colours of the ruined Roman coastal town of Baelo Claudia in Andalusia, to the west of Gibraltar. The ruins are extensive and one can see the typical layout with city walls, four gateways and straight roads. There are temples, a forum, theatre, many houses and workshops where garum, the essential fermented Roman fish sauce, was produced in gigantic quantities for export throughout the empire.

 

Ref 1894

Towards Overdean

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A view east from Brighton Marina with the Undercliff Walk, Roedean School and the remains of the path through the sea of the Victorian Volk’s Electric Railway.

Woolacombe

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The great beach at Woolacombe from the hills above Putborough to Morte Point at the far end.

There is a painting of the Barricade Cove at the end of the beach in the Watercolour section of this gallery

 

Ref 1853