A view of Manarola, on the Cinque Terre Coast, Italy

One of a series of my painting from along the picturesque Cinque Terre ( or ‘Five Earths’) Coast in northwest Italy. The coastline here is rocky and rugged, with small fishing villages intermittently along it. Nowadays more of a tourist destination- but the local fisherman do still go out and well worth a visit. Also […]

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St Michele in Foro, Lucca

A must for visitors to the walled town of Lucca in Tuscany – the Church of St. Michele in Foro with its 13th C facade. A stunning work of architecture – and also a nice square to visit if only to look around and have a glass of hot chocolate in one of the cafes. […]

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A view of the Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi Gallery

  Another view of the Ponte Vecchio in Florence – this time from the river bank outside the Uffizi gallery. Again in a slightly different style from my other views of the Bridge. And here’s a photo from the bridge itself – on a rainy day with the local police in their snazzy uniforms…not really […]

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The Ponte Vecchio , Florence

A view of the Ponte Vecchio (or Old Bridge) in Florence. This is my latest (November 2017) watercolour, based on a sketch done from next to the bridge done amongst the tourist hordes, the local artists and hawkers. Surprisingly sketching here wasn’t too bad – and I tended to be ignored by most of the […]

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The Madonna of Stellario, Lucca

Here is another of my watercolours, this time from Lucca, Italy. This is a view of the Statue of the Madonna of Stellario which is sited at a main crossroads on the NE side of the city- a few minutes walk from its famous amphitheatre. If you are in Lucca this is worth taking the […]

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