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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The Eastgate Hotel, High Street, Oxford

The Eastgate Hotel, Oxford One of my more experimental watercolours, this is a view of one of Oxford’s old coaching inns – the Eastgate Hotel on the High Street. Originally a 17th c. Hotel at the former Eastern city gate, the hotel is now owned by the Mercure group and now houses an Italian restaurant […]

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The Natural History Museum, Oxford

The Museum building was started in the mid 19th century to house natural history specimens from the Ashmolean Museum and the University. It was built in the neo-Gothic style – the inside of the museum has an extensive glass roof supported by cast iron columns and resembles nothing so much as a large and ornate […]

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On the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket, Oxford

Another watercolour of a favorite subject – No.s 26 – 27 on the corner of Ship Street and Cornmarket in Oxford. This building has seen many changes. Now it houses a Pret and a currency Exchange, but it was originally built around 1386. The building is owned by Jesus College and was at one time […]

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Oxford Morning

One of my latest pieces – trying to capture the crisp sunlight of a sunny morning in Oxford. This is a view from the corner of Broad Street along Catte Street – towards the Bodleian library and the Radcliffe Square. This view is also available as a print from my etsy shop

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The Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’.

One of Oxford’s famous landmarks – the Hertford College ‘Bridge of Sighs’. This differs from the original ‘Bridge of Sighs’ is in Venice in that it was built to provide safe passage for students and staff of the college during rowdier times – now a favourite spot for the odd photograph.

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