MonthOctober 2017

Old Kings Head at Brockdish Exhibition

Old Kings Lower bar 3

Tomorrow will see the opening of my latest exhibition in the beautiful old pub “The Old Kings Head” in the picturesque village of Brockdish in South Norfolk. The exhibition will run during the month of November with the Gastropub/cafe being open Tuesday to Sunday.

http://kingsheadbrockdish.co.uk/#home

Why not visit this lovely pub and view my work. The images will show you what a beautiful old building it is.

Old Kings Head Upper barOld Kings Head Lower barOld Kings Head Cafe 2

 

 

 

Week 43, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Silver Darling

It wouldn’t be right living on the East Anglian coast not to include these as they are so deeply embedded into both the local history and indeed my own families past. I love the way the scales sparkle. Herring fishing in East Anglia goes back to the Middle Ages but the heyday was between 1860 and the first word war, sadly by the 1960’s over fishing caused stocks to crash.

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Week 42, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Kessingland seascape

Friday and the sea was really very rough. My studio assistant Pippa my faithful hound accompanied me to the beach whilst I painted this weeks sketch. The Common seal pup was hauled up on the beach but went for the safety of the sea as Pippa approached. I was a little concerned as she followed it into the huge waves but she gave up and I breathed a sigh of relief. Crashing waves on the beach are one of my favorite things.

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Week 40, 2017 Colour sketch challenge

Fly Agaric

It is fungi time of year and just like last year on the 15th Fly Agaric became the subject of this weeks sketch again. I remember last years sketch as it was also from Walberswick up past Hoist Covert car park in the woods. So these I also found in Walberswick too although out on the Heath in among the Silver Birch trees down Palmers Lane. Fly Agaric are very dramatic with their bright red caps with white flecks BUT also poisonous so please be careful.

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