Castles of Wales

Caerphilly Castle, not far from Wales Capital City, Cardiff. It’s famous for its leaning tower and has an imposing position by the River Rhymney. It is owned and managed by CADW. It was started in 1268 by Edward 1st to suppress North Wales

This watercolour is mounted and ready for the Arts Trail on the first weekend in June.

Wales in Watercolour

Laugharne Castle is on the ‘Heron priested shore’ as Dylan Thomas called it. If you look carefully, in the distance you can see Dylan’s Boathouse. it is a tiny cabin where he was inspired to write many of his poems. The painting hangs in my studio at present.

Abstracts

These abstracts were inspired by an old Leyland Titan London Bus. The bus is 38 years old and is being converted by my son Robert into a home. I spend a couple of days each week helping and enjoying the renovation. The many layers of paint are peeling and the colours of many years are revealed. It’s so exciting to zoom in with my camera and discover these patterns. I could not wait to start on this series of four and now that they are done, I want to do more.

I would love you to tell me which you like most.

Oil Painting

These two Limited Edition Prints will be available at the Attenborough,Beeston and Chilwell Arts’ Trail on the first and second of June.

My Local Nature Reserve

How lucky I am to be living so close to Attenborough Nature Reserve. This award winning Visitor Centre is a beautiful design and run on ecological principles.

Attenborough Nature Reserve in Watercolour

New Work

Another recent painting based on a drawing made in the studio of the Nottingham Society of Arts. The two ladies were chatting and enjoying a coffee during a break in our painting session. I couldn’t resist making a painting of them.

I have just sold this painting at the Nottingham Society of Artists on Friar Lane. It’s available to view untill 4pm on Easter Sunday.

New Watercolour

One of my favourite views of Swansea Bay. This one looks out from Oystermouth Castle in the autumn towards Mumbles Head and the lighthouse. Often referred to as the Gateway to Gower it’s popularity has never waned since in Victorian times, a railway ran around the bay making it accessible for all.