The Jericho Cafe, Oxford

Jericho is an area just north of Oxford City centre with its fair share of pubs, eateries and even an independent cinema. The Jericho Cafe is pretty much in the middle of this area. With its bright red awning and paintwork it has been somewhere that I’ve meant to do a study of for a […]

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Two drawings of Carfax and the HSBC building, Oxford

A drawing of tThe HSBC building at Carfax

In the centre of Oxford the old crossroads at Carfax is somewhere that I’ve made several drawings. This is partly due to the collection of interesting buildings clustered around this historic junction. Another reason is that I’ve managed to find a spot, behind the cycle racks, that is just out of the busy swirl of […]

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The Hendon Walrus

I’ve been working on a series of fairly complicated buildings drawings but occasionally I might try something different. In this case that is a quick sketch and watercolour from a photograph. My subject is an WW2 air-sea rescue biplane – the Supermarine Walrus- which is housed in the RAF Museum at Hendon, north London. This […]

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More from Castle Street, Oxford

The old ‘Liaison’ takeaway on Castle Street has perhaps seen better days but must have some sort of preservation order on it. Otherwise it would have been swallowed up in a complex of flats being built on the corner of Paradise Street and Castle Street. You might recognize this from previous posts but with the […]

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Gees restaurant – a drawing and painting

Gees restaurant in north Oxford has recently been enlarged and redecorated. After months of being closed for building work, the hoardings came down and the finishing touches were added before the restaurant re-opened. I’ve drawn Gees before without actually finishing a drawing, so one balmy summer evening I set up to try to actually finish […]

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