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)Continue reading “PRESS: Mam Tor”
Some of my sketches from Over Owler Tor – an imposing, fortress-like gritstone rock formation above the Surprise View near Hathersage in the Derbyshire Peak District.
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.
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”
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. View the full range on Redbubble If you can’t find the item you’reContinue reading “SHOP: Peak District Gifts”
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 watercolourContinue reading “Longshaw sketchbook”
Autumnal scenes and fairy houses from a quick scoot around Ecclesall Woods this week. I love this time of year.
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”
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”
A snowy, wintery tree scene based on a view of Lady Canning’s Plantation above Ringinglow, with added festive Northern Lights. You can’t really see the Northern Lights from Sheffield but I liked the idea! Available to buy as a print BUY NOW Lots more Peak District art, prints and cards for sale in my shop!