I’ve been reading/admiring the Hope Valley Journal since issue 1, so I am delighted that one of my drawings has been used to illustrate an article about Mam Tor in Issue 5. Here it is in my hands! It’s so beautiful.
Amongst other delights, this issue also features breathtaking photography (including the cover photo above) by Sam Walker and a brilliant guide to identifying wild mushrooms illustrated by my extremely talented friend Andrea Joseph.
Several original drawings of Mam Tor, including the one featured in Hope Valley Journal Issue 5, are available in my Folksy shop. Prints are also available from £18 – please contact me if you can’t see the piece you are interested in.
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 my Folksy shop.
My new range of Peak District gifts is available to buy online now. Gift ideas for hill walkers, hikers and climbers include mugs, notebooks, bags and T-shirts featuring my Peak District and Derbyshire landscape art. A selection of items available shown above.
My sketchbook and I went out for a brisk walk around Longshaw this week. There are some incredible autumn colours up there at the moment (just look at that bracken!). I had fun trying to capture the mood.
For those of you who are interested in these things, I sketched using a combination of watercolour & waterbrush, sailor pen with waterproof ink, wax crayon and colour pencil.
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 time for a few sketch/walks out in the Peak District for some autumnal sunshine and inspiration.
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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 nib (#20) to do these sketches.