Sleepy Calves

Visiting Thorpe Farm Bunkhouses , in the beautiful Hope Valley (yes, this is where the famed Hope Valley icecream comes from!) , near Sheffield, I only had a few days, and spent most of my time exploring local transport possibilities and dealing with a major luggage malfunction, but I DID manage a sketch in this… Continue reading Sleepy Calves

Cold Pennine Morning

Having waited fifteen years in vain for ‘decent snow’ while owning a studio in West Yorkshire, I was at last in the right place at the right time, and was able to enjoy producing a really wintery Pennine canvas !

The Cottage

A favourite image from an old stamping ground, this was painted ‘en plein air’ in the Yorkshire Dales.

Presence II

I enjoyed painting this beautiful creature while taking part in the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival, which I used to do regularly at one time, regretfully many moons ago!

Morning Repose, Ponden Reservoir

This group of geese were resting peacefully as usual very early one morning.  As geese are very easily disturbed, jealously and noisily guarding their ‘patch’, I congratulated myself on managing to obtain some good reference pictures!

August Blue

Painted on location in acrylic one shimmering late summer day in the Yorkshire Dales (ripe cornfields can be seen in the view behind the flowers).


My first attempt at painting flowers on location in gouache! I should do more of these!… Continue reading Poppies