A view down Cornmarket Street in Oxford

Another attempt at the view down Cornmarket Street in Oxford. The tower is the old Saxon tower at the Church of St. Michael at the Northgate which formerly was next to the old city walls. The building in front of it is the timber framed buildings of Nos 26-27 Cornmarket, now housing a Pret and […]

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A church porch at Aston Upthorpe, Southern Oxfordshire

Between them the adjoining villages of Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrod have three churches, all of which are quite distinct in character. This is a watercolour of the porch of All Saints Church, which is probably the oldest of the three.

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A view towards St Mary’s Church, Marlborough

This is another of my townscapes – its another watercolour, a view along Kingsbury Street with the tower of St Mary’s Church in the background. This is from a quick visit a few weeks ago – on a beautiful spring day. I guess I am more used to just stopping off – usually on the […]

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The Green, Marlborough

Passing through Marlborough the other weekend and stopping to take a stroll up and down the High Street on a very spring-like day. Some more exploration around the church and beyond revealed a wealth of vernacular architecture and inspired this watercolour painting of ‘The Green’. With the church peeking through this row of houses, this […]

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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 watercolour sketch of North Cerney Church

The North Cerney Church of All Saints is an outstanding church and dates from the 12th Century. It is set on the side of the Churn valley north of Cirencester. My view is of the western tower, with the afternoon Sun rapidly heading for the horizon.

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