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This page is a store-room for all my sketches, studies and works on paper of landscapes and places. All are either drawn/painted ‘en plein air’. Some go on to be framed and sold as works on paper and others are used purely for reference.

Mediums vary depending on the subject and how much I can carry (or remember) to take with me!

A number of my works plein air on paper are for sale, and people often buy them direct from my portfolio. They can be supplied unmounted, mounted and ready for framing at home, or framed and ready to hang. If there is a piece below that interests you, please contact me for more information.

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Graphite and watercolour on paper

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Graphite and watercolour on paper

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Charcoal and chalk pencils

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Charcoal and chalk pencils

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Charcoal and chalk pencils

Rosedale, looking down from the north end. Charcoal and chalk pencils

Rosedale colours, May

Rosedale colours, May

Near Wharram Percy. Watercolour and graphite on paper

Near Wharram Percy. Watercolour and graphite on paper

Beach reflections – oil study on paper

Beach reflections – oil study on paper

Oil sketch for Time and Tide series

Dusk. Oil sketch for Time and Tide series

En plain air works on paper. Looking towards Snowdon, North Wales

En plein air works on paper. Looking towards Snowdon, North Wales

En plein air works on paper. Bright contrasts, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Bright contrasts, North Wales

En plein air works on paper. Traeth Harlech, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Traeth Harlech, North Wales. Watercolour and graphite on paper

En plein air works on paper. Traeth Llandwg, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Traeth Llandwg, North Wales. Acrylic and graphite on paper

En plein air works on paper. Pink soil and distant hills, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Pink soil and distant hills, North Wales. Acrylic, graphite and chalk on paper

En plein air works on paper. Looking towards Ynys Gifftan from Ynys, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Looking towards Ynys Gifftan from Ynys, North Wales. Acrylic on paper

En plein air work on paper. Gold hills, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Gold hills, North Wales. Acrylic, pastel and chalk on paper

En plein air work on paper. Rain, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Rain, North Wales. Acrylic, graphite and gouache on paper

En plein air work on paper. Looking towards the Snowdon range, North Wales

En plein air work on paper.  Looking towards the Snowdon range, North Wales. Acrylic and chalk on paper

Lightning sketch of slate quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales

Lightning sketch of slate quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Graphite and chalk

Lightning sketch of slate quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales

Lightning sketch of slate quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales. Graphite and chalk

Study of mussels on smooth paper

Study of mussels. Watercolour and graphite on smooth paper

Study of mussels on textured paper

Study of mussels. Watercolour and graphite on textured paper

En plein air work on paper. Foxgloves in the wall, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Foxgloves in the wall, North Wales. Watercolour and graphite on paper

En plein air work on paper. Looking towards Ynys Gifftan from Ynys, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Looking towards Ynys Gifftan from Ynys, North Wales. Acrylic on paper

Quick sketch of the Glaslyn valley, North Wales

Quick sketch of the Glaslyn valley, North Wales. Watercolour and graphite on paper

En plein air work on paper. The lake and dark hills, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. The lake and dark hills, North Wales. Acrylic and graphite on paper

En plein air work on paper. The lake and dark hills, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. The lake and dark hills, North Wales. Acrylic, graphite and chalk on paper

Study of a crab shell in watercolour and graphite

Study of a crab shell in watercolour and graphite

En plein air work on paper. Distant Snowdon, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Distant Snowdon, North Wales. Acrylic on paper

En plein air work on paper. Bright hills and contrast, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Bright hills and contrast, North Wales. Acrylic and graphite on paper

En plein air work on paper. Bay near Borth y Gest, North Wales

En plein air work on paper. Bay near Borth y Gest, North Wales. Acrylic on paper

Thornwick Bay. VERY cold – had to stop when I lost feeling in my fingers

Thornwick Bay. VERY cold – had to stop when I lost feeling in my fingers

Sketching at Spurn Point

Sketching at Spurn Point

Spurn Point. Watercolour and graphite

Spurn Point. Watercolour and graphite

Spurn Point. Charcoal and chalk

Spurn Point. Charcoal and chalk

Spurn Point wind turbines. Charcoal and chalk

Spurn Point wind turbines. Charcoal and chalk

Spurn Point. Charcoal and chalk

Spurn Point. Charcoal and chalk

Shadows from the dune grasses dance on my sketchbook

Shadows from the dune grasses dance on my sketchbook

Littondale sketch

Littondale. Graphite and watercolour

St Mary's Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary’s Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary's Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary’s Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Notes and scribbles. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary's Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary’s Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. From the dunes. Black charcoal pencil and chalk

St Mary's Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Graphite and watercolour

St Mary’s Lighthouse, near Whitley Bay, Northumberland. Graphite and watercolour

Early morning - quick acrylic sketch looking out to Cape Cornwall

Sennen Cove. Early morning – quick acrylic sketch looking out to Cape Cornwall

Morning colours

Sennen Cove. Morning colours

Early evening reflections on the beach

Sennen Cove. Early evening reflections on the beach

Early evening reflections. Looking towards the Lookout and Longships Lighthouse. Those lilac skies again...

Sennen Cove. Early evening reflections. Looking towards the Lookout and Longships Lighthouse. Those lilac skies…

Early evening reflections on the beach

Sennen Cove. Early evening reflections on the beach

Drawing on the beach

Sennen Cove. Drawing on the beach

View towards Sennen Cove village from the back, looking towards Longships Lighthouse and the Lookout

View towards Sennen Cove village from the back, looking towards Longships Lighthouse and the Lookout

Quick sea colours study - early morning.

Sennen Cove. Quick sea colours study – early morning.

Sennen Cove. Colours at noon

Sennen Cove. Colours at noon (SOLD)

Sennen Cove. Bright noon on the beach and the scene is tinged with lilac.

Sennen Cove. Bright noon on the beach and the scene is tinged with lilac.

Looking towards Cape Cornwall from the beach at noon

Sennen Cove. Looking towards Cape Cornwall from the beach at noon

View towards Lands End from the cliff tops

Sennen Cove. View towards Lands End from the cliff tops (SOLD)

Sunrise

Sennen Cove. Sunrise

Sea colours at Nanjizal

Sea colours at Nanjizal

Sea study - currents

Sea study – currents

Rain over the Isles of Scilly

Rain over the Isles of Scilly

'Morning Sea Mists', this day turned out to be a total white-out. Definitely fog!

Sennen Cove. Optimistically called ‘Morning Sea Mists’, this day turned out to be a total white-out. Definitely fog!

Nanjizal

Nanjizal

Cliff-top plant studies

Cliff-top plant studies

Looking down to the beach - early morning

Sennen Cove. Looking down to the beach – early morning

Gorse and heather on the cliff tops. The colours are bright and surprising

Sennen Cove. Gorse and heather on the cliff tops. The colours are bright and surprising

Golden light – sunrise over the Sennen Cove hills

Golden light – sunrise over the Sennen Cove hills

Enys Dodnan - a distinctive rock formation between Lands End and Nanjozal. Longships Lighthouse in the distance

Enys Dodnan – a distinctive rock formation between Lands End and Nanjizal. Longships Lighthouse in the distance

Study from the cliff-tops, looking towards Longships Lighthouse

Sennen Cove. Study from the cliff-tops, looking towards Longships Lighthouse (SOLD)

Cliff-top flowers - sea thrift, sea campions, coltsfoot, heather and plantain were dominant.

Sennen Cove. Cliff-top flowers – sea thrift, sea campions, coltsfoot, heather and plantain were dominant.

Churning sea over rocks

Sennen Cove. Churning sea over rocks

Heather moor

Heather moor and wire fence at Black Hambleton. Acrylic and graphite on paper

Hawnby Hill

Hawnby Hill. Acrylic, gouache and graphite on paper

Heather moor and stones at Black Hambleton

Heather moor and stones at Black Hambleton. Acrylic, gouache and graphite on paper

Moorland track

Moorland track. Acrylic and graphite on paper

The road to Osmotherley

Easterside Hill. Acrylic, gouache and graphite on paper

Summer border

Summer border in the Avenue. Graphite and watercolour

Sketching at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Sketching at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Stillingfleet Gardens on a hot day in June

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens on a hot day in June

View from Llandecwyn Church, over the estuary and Ynys Gifftan

View from Llandecwyn Church, over the estuary and Ynys Gifftan

View from Llandecwyn Church, over the estuary and Ynys Gifftan

View from Llandecwyn Church, over the estuary and Ynys Gifftan

Trout! Acrylic on paper

Trout! Acrylic on paper

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards the estuary bridge

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards the estuary bridge

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards Portmeirion

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards Portmeirion

View towards Llyn Peninsula from Llanfair beach

View towards Llyn Peninsula from Llanfair beach

Acrylic colour study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Acrylic colour study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Panoramic study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Panoramic study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn (SOLD)

Wet weather study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Wet weather study for commission of Cadir Idris range from Tal y Llyn

Ynys Gifftan colours (and beetle!)

Ynys Gifftan colours (and beetle!)

Foxgloves, reeds, bracken and thorns

Foxgloves, reeds, bracken and thorns

The lake with foxgloves

The lake with foxgloves

The lake with foxgloves

The lake with foxgloves

View from the bedroom window. Composition and line study

View from the bedroom window. Composition and line study

Welsh weather! Acrylic on paper

Welsh weather! Acrylic on paper

Hot weather haze

Hot weather haze

Oak tree

Oak tree (SOLD)

Panoramic view from above Llandecwyn, looking over to Ynys Gifftan, Llyn Peninsula and Snowden range

Panoramic view from above Llandecwyn, looking over to Ynys Gifftan, Llyn Peninsula and Snowden range (SOLD)

Storm

Storm. Acrylic on paper

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog after rain

View towards Llan Ffestiniog after rain

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

View towards Llan Ffestiniog

Misty view over estuary towards Portmeirion and Ynys Gifftan

Misty view over estuary towards Portmeirion and Ynys Gifftan

Misty view over estuary towards Portmeirion

Misty view over estuary towards Portmeirion

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards Portmeirion

View from Ynys Gifftan, towards Portmeirion

Oilseed rape and pilons. Acrylic on canvas board

Oilseed rape and pilons. Acrylic on canvas board

Snowdrop Walk at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Snowdrop Walk at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Crocuses in the lawn at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Crocuses in the lawn at Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens

Near Vixen Tor, digital sketch on tablet

Near Vixen Tor, digital sketch on tablet

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Near Vixen Tor, Dartmoor

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Vale Down, Dartmoor. Digital sketch on tablet

Cold and windy Widemouth Bay

Cold and windy Widemouth Bay

Widemouth rocks

Widemouth rocks

Taking human for a walk! Widemouth Bay

Taking human for a walk! Widemouth Bay

Walking into the wind. Widemouth Bay

Walking into the wind. Widemouth Bay

Breakers. On the beach looking towards Cape Cornwall

Breakers. On the beach looking towards Cape Cornwall. More sketches from this sketching trip can be seen here, on the blog page.

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Hole of Horcum. Graphite and watercolour

Army boot planters at RHS Harlow Carr

Colourful army boot planters at RHS Harlow Carr

Peas. RHS Harlow Carr

Peas in the veggie garden, RHS Harlow Carr

Under the Rhodos, RHS Harlow Carr

Under the Rhodos, RHS Harlow Carr

Allium and globe artichoke, RHS Harlow Carr

Allium and globe artichoke, RHS Harlow Carr

Seedheads in the veggie garden, RHS Harlow Carr

Allium and buds in the veggie garden, RHS Harlow Carr

Penmon Lighthouse, Anglesey. Composition sketch

Penmon Lighthouse, Anglesey. Composition sketch

Penmon Lighthouse, Anglesey. Detail sketch

Penmon Lighthouse, Anglesey. Detail sketch

Dunstanburgh Castle from Low Newton, Northumberland

See Northumberland Sketchbook for more sketches of Low Newton, Dunstanburgh Castle, Newton Point and Beadnell Bay

Tree and oilseed rape Barton le Willows

Tree and oilseed rape, Barton le Willows

Pilon, Barton le Willows

Barton le Willows. Digital sketch on tablet

Barton le Willows. Digital sketch on tablet

Winter colours – Dartmoor

Dartmoor winter colours. Digital sketch on tablet

St Mary's Lighthouse, Whitley Bay. Digital sketch on tablet

St Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay. Digital sketch on tablet

Thornwick Bay. Bright autumn day.

Thornwick Bay. Bright autumn day.

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Looking towards the Cuillins. Acrylic

Spindrift. Ink, masking fluid and sand on paper

Spindrift, Sennen Cove. Ink, masking fluid and sand on paper

Distinctive rock and churning water. Graphite and watercolour

Distinctive rock and churning water, Sennen Cove. Graphite and watercolour

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Coast Guard Lookout, Sennen Cove. Graphite

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Cliffs and churning water, Sennen Cove. Graphite and watercolour

Morning sea mists. Watercolour on paper

Morning sea mists, Cape Cornwall from Sennen Cove. Watercolour on paper

Colour study on a cloudy day. Acrylic on paper

Colour study on a cloudy day, Cape Cornwall from Sennen Cove. Acrylic on paper

Towards Cape Cornwall. Graphite

Towards Cape Cornwall. Graphite

Towards Lands End. Graphite and watercolour

Towards Lands End. Graphite and watercolour

Colour study

Colour study, Sennen Cove

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Dales stream. Ink, cling film, pastel

Wharfedale. Acrylic sketch

Swaledale. Acrylic

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Scottish sea storm. Acrylic

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Rhinogs, Wales. Oil pastel

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Garden colours. Oil pastel

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Rhinog mountains, Wales. Oil pastel

sketchbook rock

Scottish rock and lichen study

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Rhinogs. Oil pastel

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Rhinogs. Graphite

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Rhinogs. Oil pastel

Pebbles and lines in chalk, Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

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Chalk cliffs, Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

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Chalk cliffs, Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

sketch, landscape, watercolour, graphite, sea, cliffs

Chalk cliffs, Thornwick Bay, Flamborough

Thornwick Bay cliffs

Thornwick Bay cliffs. Water soluble graphite

Thornwick Bay cliffs

Thornwick Bay cliffs. Digital sketch

Thornwick Bay rockpool

Thornwick Bay rockpool. Digital sketch

Chalk Beach

Chalk Beach. Digital sketch

Mussel. Digital sketch

Mussel. Digital sketch

Moorland

Dartmoor sunshine

dartmoor, landscape, digital, sketch, colour, heather

Dartmoor evening

Black mountains

Mountains behind Dad’s lake. Hen Gapel. Watercolour

flooded fields 2

Flooded Fields. Plein air. Oils on canvas