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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A study of two fishing boats

Here’s a new study – of two fishing trawlers in harbour. It’s a smidgen of experimentation for me – perhaps a little bit of abstraction in there somewhere and a slightly blockier style -I hope you like it.

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A view of St. Mary’s Passage against the light

Experimenting a little with a simplified (for me) watercolour of this townscape. This walkway is known as St.Mary’s Passage, next to St. Mary’s Church, in central Oxford. For those in the know the walkway is famous as the inspiration for a scene in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

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A drawing of The Emerson Chambers in Newcastle

Here is one of my earlier drawings – of the Emerson Chambers in Newcastle. This landmark building is pretty much in the center of Newcastle. This is a city with a lot of character. Those who know this building might be able to date it from the shops then occupying its ground floor.

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The fishing boat LN8 ‘Blucher’ at Wells-next-the-Sea

One of my watercolour sketches of the quay and boats out along the river at the North Norfolk town of Well-next-the-Sea. Wells is a pretty place, if a little over-run by tourists in the summer-time. Despite this it is still a charming place with its miniature railway, the ebb and flow of the tides and […]

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The Eastgate Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Eastgate Hotel, Oxford One of my more experimental watercolours, this is a view of one of Oxford’s old coaching inns – the Eastgate Hotel on the High Street. Originally a 17th c. Hotel at the former Eastern city gate, the hotel is now owned by the Mercure group and now houses an Italian restaurant […]

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A boat at St. Ives, Cornwall

Another watercolour of one of the fishing boats in St. Ives harbour at low tide. This is a painting to remind me of a brilliant sunny day wandering around the beach before a breakfast in one of the near-by cafes.

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