Three views of Kencot, Oxfordshire

In the summer I will sometimes go out and explore some of the countryside and churches of west Oxfordshire. It’s not quite the Cotswold’s but is generally quieter. Between Burford and Lechlade there are a string of small villages with some outstanding churches – usually some way off the main road and the better for […]

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More sketches of the Sheldonian

The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford is one of the city’s more famous and prominent buildings. It is also a building I’ve done various sketches of over the years – perhaps with the objective of producing a more complete drawing one day – but also because I think it is good practice. With that in mind […]

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A day trip to Marlborough

Last week I took a day trip to the old market town of Marlborough in Wiltshire – in search of inspiration and perhaps a little sketching. Marlborough is on an old coaching route from London to Bristol, Bath and to the west country and is perhaps most famous for its broad High Street, lined with […]

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Sketching in East Hagbourne.

East Hagbourne is a pretty village a couple of miles south of Didcot, in southern Oxfordshire. It has a handsome church, a 15th century stone cross and a core of thatched and half timbered houses – as well as a good pub. Here is a view of the village cross with ‘Tudor House’ and barn […]

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Sketching in Blewbury

Blewbury is a village at the foot of the Berkshire downs in southern Oxfordshire. This is an area of rolling countryside still relatively untouched by the sprawl of new housing estates encroaching from the north. Blewbury has some lovely old buildings and is well worth a visit. It also has a rather fine church green […]

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