Tuesday, 10 February 2015


I used to pass this door nearly everyday when on my way to my studio when living in Chertsey, Surrey. The 'New Chertsey Art Club' had taken over what had been the council offices in Guildford Street and this shop was in the same block. All were awaiting demolition, which finally came, but the six years we had this magnificent old building were great fun and a lot of fantastic work was produced here- both in the studios and in the life room-previously the architects drawing office with overhead windows and fabulous light.

Oil on panel

Friday, 6 February 2015

Aberglasney Arches

The beautiful house and gardens at Aberglasney are in Carmarthenshire, Wales. While exhibiting in the gallery here I had time to wander around these wonderful surroundings  and find inspiration for more paintings. Whilst there I made several drawings of the many arches and gateways in the gardens as well as the flowers both in the gardens and the orchid house contained within the old kitchens and rear of the house
 This arch leads up some steps, under the raised walkway, from the courtyard to the formal walled garden.

Aberglasney Arches 4
13.5 x 19.5 cm
oil on board
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