Buying my original Peak District inspired moorland art for Christmas? Please make sure you order from my Folksy shop by Friday 17th December 2021. I will be doing my last post office run on Saturday 18th. My Folksy shop will be closed between Christmas and New Year. My Redbubble store will remain open throughout theContinue reading “Peak District art gifts for Christmas”
In October, the moors turn orange. The purple heather of the Peak District in summer is beautiful but I think these cooler days and grey skies and autumnal colours are my favourite. Join my mailing list
Handmade gift ideas for walkers and people who love the beauty and solitude of moorland landscapes. Find them all on Folksy! Clockwise from top left: Hand Knitted Chunky Yarn Infinity Scarf Cowl – Handknit by Sam Grouse duo hand carved and painted grouse – L J Bird Carving Countryside needle felted picture – Breeze andContinue reading “Moorland gifts”
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.
Just a quick jaunt around Longshaw estate, exploring a few paths at the Yarncliff Wood end which are less familiar to me. Had to make a decision between turning left or right at one point, and of course I chose incorrectly. Due to some unplanned clambering and mild peril, I didn’t have the time orContinue reading “WALK: Yarncliff Wood, Longshaw”
Lots of new original Derbyshire Peak District landscape art coming to my shop over the next week or two. The first is an expressive interpretation of the view of Higger Tor from the Upper Burbage Bridge at Fiddlers Corner, between Ringinglow (Sheffield) and Hathersage. This piece, shown below, is available to buy now from myContinue reading “SHOP: New A3 Peak District landscape paintings”
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”
I really loved the gorgeous muted autumnal colours at Longshaw Estate on my walk last week. I stopped to do a few sketches en route.
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”
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”