Drawing Beckley Church

I’ve been making the odd visit to the village of Beckley, a few miles north of Oxford, to draw their church. Beckley is on the upper slopes of hills overlooking floodplains at Otmoor, with views to the north. It is a quiet place, full of very nice cottages, houses and the odd historic Manor house. […]

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A Naunton Landscape

The Gloucestershire village of Naunton is about six miles east of Stow-on-the-Wold, set among rolling hills in this part of the Cotswolds. The main road from Stow runs to the south of the village and you need to turn off to drive into the village if coming from this direction. Probably best known to walkers […]

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Drawing Fulbrook Church

Fulbrook is a village in West Oxfordshire, a few miles NE of Burford. The village is mentioned in the Doomsday book and has a small Norman church tucked away just off the main road. The church is therefore easy to miss, especially if like most people you are travelling on the relatively straight road to […]

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Swinbrook Church

Here is one of my older watercolours – of St. Mary’s Church in the small village of Swinbrook. Swinbrook is in a small river valley a few miles to the east of Burford. The church itself isn’t that inspiring from the outside, though its setting on raised ground in the village is interesting – and […]

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