Cornmarket Busker, Oxford

Another of my Oxford Townscapes – this a view of a guitarist / singer outside of St. Michael’s on the Northgate, on Cornmarket Street, Oxford. Oxford gets some talented performers and Cornmarket is probably a prime spot, though the other day we had an opera singer outside of Marks and Sparks!

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Broughton Castle – the tower gate.

Visiting Broughton Castle near Banbury over Easter – this is a bit of a tradition – to go for tea and cakes – and hoping the the weather isn’t too bad. This year it was sunny with Victoria sponge Cake – and resulted with this watercolour view of the entrance from across the moat.

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A view of Blenheim Palace

Here is one of my sketch views of Blenheim Palace and grounds. This is the view from just inside the town gate if you approach Blenheim from Woodstock- also good as part of a walk around the lake.

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A sketch of Miserden Church

A bit of a blast from the past this one – one of my watercolour sketches of St Andrews Church in the village of Miserden, Gloucestershire. It is a charming and interesting place set in some nice countryside. Last time I was there I particularly liked the village pub – which also had a sweetshop […]

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Arlington Row, Bibury

Arlington Row is a well known Cotswolds beauty spot in the village of Bibury. This row of cottages, set next to the stream and water meadows, would have originally have been estate or workers cottages. Now preserved as a tourist attraction but also as desirable lived-in cottages -as long as you don’t mind tourists loitering […]

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