Exhibition at The Earl Mountbatten Hospice Art Gallery

I’m delighted to invite you all to an exhibition of my artwork at The Earl Mountbatten Hospice Art Gallery at Halberry Lane in Newport on The Isle of Wight. The exhibition is on for the next month or so and is open between 9 and 5pm daily.

I’m particularly pleased to be able to show my artwork here as its such a special place and very important to so many in our Island community.

I’m showing my pen and ink drawings, prints of which are available to buy. The prints are signed and mounted ready to frame, with profits going to the Hospice.

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I’m also showing some of my autobiographical abstract rolled paper pieces.

 

 

Please pop along to see, and hopefully buy, some artwork. You can have something nice to eat and and drink in the lovely cafe and visit the Chelsea garden. It’s a warm and very welcoming place run by wonderful people who do an incredible job.

On Sunday 13 May there is…..Walk the Wight for Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

The walk raises money which enables the Hospice to develop their services for Islanders and their families. It’s at the very heart of their fundraising efforts and really unites the Island.

There is the long walk all the way around the Island which is probably suited for people fitter than me, but there is also a eight mile walk from Sandown to Shide (from Sandown bay to the centre of the Island) This year we’ve signed up for this shorter walk and we’re hoping for nice weather. It should be a wonderful experience and on a personal level I’ll be walking in memory of my parents.

 

Drawings!

Some more drawings. I’m going through the fifth portfolio with most of the A2 size drawings recorded now!

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This is Wastwater.

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Southport Parish Chuch with what looks like Woolworths in the background so obviously not a recent drawing!

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The lovely Wigton.

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The chapel of St. Catherine at Lanercost Priory.

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The promenade at Silloth.

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‘ The Folly’, Settle.

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And finally the gateway to Skipton Castle, great fun to draw.

More!

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Rydal Mount.

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Glenridding Pier, Ullswater.

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Hardrow Scaur falls in Wensleydale.

 

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Christ Church, Silloth.

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Shap Abbey.

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The Tarns!

A second set of random drawings!

Here are a second set of random drawings from the pile!

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Chester

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Brampton

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The Keep, Brough Castle

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The Clocktower, Brough

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Good old Ambleside

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The Town Hall, Barrow.in.Furness

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The market square, Brouton.in.Furness

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The priority church of St.Mary and Bega, St.Bees

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St.John’s in the Vale, north end

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Dame Birkett’s school, Penrith

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The Swan Hotel, Grasmere

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawings of Cumbria

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago one of the reasons for setting up this blog was to be able to share some of my drawings…….so here come the next ten. Drawings of Cumbria this time!

They are original pen and ink drawings, A 2 size and for sale, just message me for further details.

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Yew Tree Farm near Coniston. This is actually the view of the farm from the road, it’s a fabulous place and must have looked this way for hundreds of years, if you can forget about the constant traffic passing by!

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IMG_20160503_1435040_rewind_kindlephoto-58040323Milnthorpe Church. Milnthorpe is a lovely little village in the ‘South Lakes’ with a fabulous weekly market.

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Arnside. Just a few minutes from Milnthorpe is Arnside, one of my favourite places, as a child I spent many happy times playing on the beach and exploring, very Swallow’s and Amazon’s!

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The Old Grammar School and Church, Hawkshead. You’re going to see lots of drawings of churches, I’m not religious but as buildings they are good to draw!

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And here we go…..another church, this time in Grasmere. It always seems to rain when I go here however it’s worth it for the Grasmere gingerbread that’s made here. It really is terrific and a certain Prince of Wales always stops off here to collect some and say hello (maybe I’m not supposed to mention that little known fact) still if it’s good enough for him !!!

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The Smithy, Loweswater. What a delight, and that roof……it’s poetry

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The north end of Crummock Water

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Ruskin’s Cross in Coniston churchyard, a pretty amazing memorial!

 

 

 

 

Steephill Cove drawings.

Part of the reason I set up this blog was to share some of my artwork. I used to have a website but I could never find the time to keep updating it….or frankly, muster up the enthusiasm to do it! It was suggested to me that a blog was ‘the future’ and so much easier….. well here goes…….some of my drawings of Steephill Cove, one of my favourite places on the Isle of Wight. It’s only accessible by foot, and all the better for it!

They are pen and ink drawings and perhaps lose some detail in the photos….but you get the idea!