St Mary Le Strand

St Mary Le Strand

Paintings of London – St Mary Le Strand About ten years ago I painted a series of London views including several of the fine churches in the City. I have painted this one again, as I like it so much. It is a slightly ‘nostalgic’ view, with little traffic...
Todi Flower Market

Todi Flower Market

Paintings of Umbria – Todi Flower Market Edward Hutton in his book remarked of Todi that “No-one goes there”. And on the Sunday morning as I was climbing its cobbled streets I passed no-one except an old lady clearly on her way to Mass. But as I emerged into the...
Vegetable Barge, Venice

Vegetable Barge, Venice

Paintings of Venice – The Vegetable Barge On all my visits to Venice over the years this barge has always been there selling fruit and vegetables. It’s a colourful sight with it’s ‘sail’ providing shade through the day. The bridge next to it is called the Ponte...
Sunset over San Giorgio, Venice

Sunset over San Giorgio, Venice

Paintings of Venice – Sunset over San Giorgio I have a tube of watercolour paint called ‘Venetian red’ which together with yellow ochre suggests the richness of skies that sometimes glow over Venice at the end of the day. From the angle here observed you can see...
Arlington Row Bibury

Arlington Row Bibury

Cotswold Paintings – Arlington Row, Bibury A classic Cotswold scene – Arlington Row in the snow!...
Millennium Bridge London

Millennium Bridge London

Paintings of London – Millennium Bridge I just love the compositional possibilities that London throws up. The Millennium Bridge seems to reach out like a lifeline from the Tate Modern back to St. Pauls Cathedral. A bridge to the new, or an escape route back to...
Radcliffe Camera Oxford

Radcliffe Camera Oxford

Paintings of Oxford – Radcliffe Camera To anyone who loves neo-classical architecture the Radcliffe Camera is surely one of the finest buildings in the world. It’s a pleasure to draw – the only difficulty is to do it justice, but I’m happy to keep trying!...
S. Maria della Salute

S. Maria della Salute

Paintings of Venice – Santa Maria della Salute The church of Santa Maria della Salute rises at the end of the Grand Canal, the colour of her ivory domes changing with the light during the day. Brilliant in the morning sun, they soften and warm as the afternoon...
Snow at Chipping Campden

Snow at Chipping Campden

Cotswold Paintings – Snow at Chipping Campden The recent snow has inspired me to paint a number of snowscenes, and in this depiction of the Almshouses in Chipping Campden, I am revisiting a scene I have painted before. I have not put any figures in this picture,...
The Wine Gate, Alhambra Palace, Granada

The Wine Gate, Alhambra Palace, Granada

Paintings of Spain – The Alhambra Palace The Alhambra Palace is almost overwhelming to the artist, but I love Spain for its Moorish architecture and the ‘Spanish arches’ which are so characteristic. This decorative gateway, the ‘Puerta del Vino’ with its red...