Peak District Gifts

Peak District gifts

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.

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If you can’t find the item you’re looking for, or if something doesn’t look quite right, please contact me!

You can buy art prints of these designs and the originals directly from me via my Folksy shop.

Longshaw sketchbook

Sketching at Longshaw

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.

Longshaw sketches

Autumn colours at Longshaw

Walking, sketching, inspiration

Not much to report from the studio this week but here are a few snapshots from behind the scenes.

Some of my inspiration and sketches this week

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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Lady Canning’s Plantation

Lady Canning's Plantation, Ringinglow - art by Sian Vernon

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Lovely monochrome digital (iPad) painting of a line of windswept conifer trees at Lady Canning’s Plantation on the edge of Houndkirk Moor above Ringinglow in Sheffield.

This art print is for sale and is available to buy as a print:
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Lots more Peak District art for sale in my shop:
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Are you a retailer in the Sheffield or Peak District area? Wholesale enquiries are welcome! Please ask for my Wholesale prices.

Portland Works Sketches

Portland Works Sketch

These sketches are from when I went out with  Urban Sketchers Yorkshire in June (Yes, it’s August now, I know. I’m not the most efficient person in the world, but I seriously don’t know how anybody gets anything done with a baby around).

Portland Works is a lovely grungy Grade II Listed former cutlery factory in Sheffield UK. This is where the very first stainless steel cutlery was manufactured, or so we were told!

Inspired by all the amazing work by the other sketchers, I went back a few days later and drew a view of Portland Works from the back.

Portland Works, Sheffield - urban sketch by Sian Hughes

I did this one of a nearby works a few days later too: Denby Street, Sheffield - sketch by Sian Hughes urban sketcher

Fun!