secret stourhead

secret stourhead

My first drawing project: from January 2015, I made weekly sketchbook studies (see below), based around Stourhead lake and gardens, exploring some of the more secret places in and around this most beautiful and fascinating location, throughout all months and seasons of the year.

Summer

These studies led towards my stourhead / fifty- two / twelve / four’ exhibition, held at First View Gallery in the Spread Eagle Courtyard at Stourhead from 15 April – 6 May 2016. On show were 52 weekly studies (see examples below), as well as 12 larger paintings, representing the months of the year. There were also 4 much larger pieces, one for each season. Donations and a proportion of exhibition sales raised over £1200 in aid of Alzheimers Support

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More recently I have been making larger plein air drawings at Stourhead, using mixed media (pen, oil pastel, watercolour, ink and stick, oil base pencils) on Full Imperial (76 x 56cm) HP watercolour paper.

These drawings are regularly on exhibition at  First View Gallery, Stourhead where a range of prints of the drawings are also available.

IMG_1814no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 140918 (Temple of Flora)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1815no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 140918 (Stourhead House)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1812no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 180918 (Temple of Apollo)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1813no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 240918 (Gothic Cottage)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1816no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 270918 (Temple of Apollo)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1811no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 021018 (Pantheon)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

IMG_1817no-text-web‘Secret Stourhead 061018 (Clock Arch)’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

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‘The Walled Garden, Stourhead 310719’. Mixed media drawing 76 x 56cm

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