The entrance to Broughton castle.

Another of my watercolours – this an update on a painting of the entrance tower to Broughton Castle in northern Oxfordshire. Broughton Castle is the home of the Fiennes family and is a moated manor set in parkland a few miles from Banbury. Once a centre for intrigue against Charles I, the castle was captured […]

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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 St. Mary’s church in Swinbrook, Oxfordshire

This is one of my earlier sketches of the church at Swinbrook in western Oxfordshire, a few miles along the Windrush valley from Burford. The church is presently undergoing repairs so is partly covered by scaffolding and a protective roof, but it is still a pretty village at this time of year – with a […]

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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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