Welcome to OxfordArtist online

I am an Oxford based artist specialising in watercolours and line & wash. Scroll down for some of my more recent posts. Clicking on images should take you to a larger image on a single post page or you can view galleries for some of my artwork – from Oxford and further afield, including various […]

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The Guitarist

Here is another of my Oxford townscapes. Taking a walk around the town – on a cold and bright day – and struck by the view of this guitarist casting shadows against the light. So trying a slightly different technique, here’s my take on that view.

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St. Peter's Church at Upper Slaughter

After a series of boaty posts here is a view of St. Peter’s Church at Upper Slaughter in the Cotswolds. A slightly different approach for me but I quite like the ‘spiky’ trees and grassy bank on this one. Upper Slaughter is a picturesque village not too far from Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold. Beyond the church […]

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Two boats at Sennen Cove, Cornwall

Another study of a couple of smaller fishing boats, pulled out on the slipway and next to the lifeboat station, with the old winding house in the background. In past times the winding house would have had a horse or donkey to walk the windlas around. Nowadays it is home to an atmospheric art gallery.

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Boats in Polruan dockyard

Another study of fishing boats in Polruan Dockyard on the southern coast of Cornwall. The same boats as another of my paintings ‘Polruan Boats’ as posted elsewhere on this blog but a little bit more sketchy and splashy. I liked Polruan – its on the quieter side of the estuary and sometimes the tramp of […]

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Boats in Looe Harbour, Cornwall

A watercolour study of boats in Looe Harbour. Looe is a small town and fishing port about 20 miles west of Plymouth and is actually two towns (East Looe and West Looe) divided by the river estuary. East Looe is probably the more popular with tourists but beware of their seagulls here – some of […]

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An entrance to the Indoor Market, Oxford

Experimenting a little today. Here’s my watercolour of one of the entrances to the Oxford Indoor Market (otherwise known as The Covered Market). This is one of a series from around the city, but I’d thought I’d have a go at that roof structure – not easy to do but worth it – If you […]

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The Saxon Tower at Northgate, Oxford

Here is a little colour sketch I made today – partly from a sketch I did out on the moody streets of Oxford a couple of days ago – for comparision take a look at my last post.

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