SKETCHBOOK: Froggatt Edge

A fresh Spring walk along Froggatt Edge from the Grouse Inn towards Curbar, a quick stop to sketch some of the lovely rock formations on Froggatt Edge, then back along White Edge.

SKETCHBOOK: Burbage Plantation

Short circular walk from Upper Burbage Bridge, down the valley, following the brook to Burbage Plantation under Higger Tor, stopping to do a couple of sketches, then back along Green Drive.

SHOP: Bamford, Derwent, Castleton – dramatic Peak District Landscape art

A new series of dramatic contemporary Peak District landscape art available to buy online now in my Folksy shop. These expressive black and white monochrome Conté crayon drawings are A4 in size (210 x 297mm) and look great displayed in a simple mount and frame. Choose just one or hang a few together for impact!Continue reading “SHOP: Bamford, Derwent, Castleton – dramatic Peak District Landscape art”

SKETCHBOOK: Ashopton to White Tor

Three hour walk from Ashopton Viaduct to White Tor, taking in the spectacular autumnal views of Ladybower and the upper Derwent Valley, marvelling at the rays of sun breaking through the clouds behind Win Hill, and exploring some of the rugged gritstone tors. Encountered more grouse than I have ever seen before, a huge flockContinue reading “SKETCHBOOK: Ashopton to White Tor”

Walking, sketching, inspiration

Not much to report from the studio this week but here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes. As well as grabbing as much painting time as I can between all the Other Things, I’ve been working on lots of shop updates and improvements, and I’ve put aside the guilt (mostly) and made timeContinue reading “Walking, sketching, inspiration”

Higger Tor and Carl Wark sketches

Walked from Burbage Bridge down along Burbage Brook and through the plantation, stopping to sketch a coupke of views of Higger Tor and Carl Wark on the way. Nearly fell into the brook when I crossed over to the other side, but didn’t. Well done me! Used a Pilot lettering pen with a wide nibContinue reading “Higger Tor and Carl Wark sketches”

Sketches from East Yorkshire in September

I took a bag full of sketchbooks with me on our recent visit to the East Coast of Yorkshire, but it turns out it’s quite difficult to sketch when you’ve got a toddler. I’m sure it’s not impossible and there were moments I could have got a sketchbook out but I always feel too badContinue reading “Sketches from East Yorkshire in September”

Inktober 2016

Recently, I challenged myself to produce an ink drawing (almost) every day in October as part of Inktober on Instagram. I tried to stick to Jake Parker’s official prompts as much as possible, but also keep to my own moorland/woodland theme. It was a struggle on occasion – the links got more and more tenuous, andContinue reading “Inktober 2016”