Welcome to OxfordArtist online

Welcome to my Artwork website. I am an Oxford based artist specialising in watercolours and line & wash. On this site you will find a selection of my sketches, drawings and paintings from Oxford and my travels further afield. Scroll down for some of my more recent work or for more visit my monthly calendar […]

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Sketching the inner harbour at Polperro

Lately I’ve been sketching and working on studies for various harbours around the UK. This is my latest – a sketch of the harbour at Polperro in Cornwall. Over the next couple of days I will also post these other sketches with the aim of using them as a basis for watercolours to follow.

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Tenby Harbour – working on some sketches

After a brief holiday to Wales last week, I’ve been looking at photos and working up some artwork ideas. The above is the result of the quick sketch below and some simple watercolours. On this visit I had about half an hour of wandering between the moored boats in the harbour – taking about a […]

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The Chequers sign on Broad Street. Oxford

This is a view of Broad Street in Oxford with the sign for the Chequers Pub in the foreground. The Chequers is actually down one of the narrow side alleys off the High Street, one of several old pubs in this part of town. The sign itself is quite qwerky, consisting of the chequred shield, […]

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Urban sketching – The ‘Liason’ Restaurant on Castle St. Oxford

For a change I travelled into Oxford today, to visit the library, the Gloucester Green Market and as it happens – to do some townscape sketching. Settling for a spot on Castle Street, I set to drawing the semi derilict former Chinese ( Cantonese,Peking & Szechen) restaurant. This building is next to the Whetherspoons on […]

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Drawing in the formal gardens at Blenheim

Apart from an afternoon visiting a recent food festival I havn’t been back to Blenheim Palace for a while. I have however been meaning to go back to do some more drawing and sketching, so today on a cloudy Bank Holiday Monday I decided to give it a go. Setting my self up in the […]

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