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‘Castle Ruin’ Doddington Hall Doddington Cheshire

‘Castle Ruin’ the title of this painting is of Doddington Castle (Delves Hall) part of the Doddington Hall Estate. Doddington is situated only a few miles from my house which lies on an old coaching road which runs from Chester to London. You can see the hall which sits behind a lake as you pass the drive along side the road which takes you up to the estate. As you travel along the road passed the main entrance to the estate you can just make out the top of the castle across some fields and never realized at the time, that it was a castle or even part of the estate, let alone the historical significance of the place, at one time it was used as a garrison for the Parliamentarians during the 1642 –1651 English civil war.

'Castle Ruin' Doddington Hall Doddinton Cheshire Oil on canvas 16 x 20 ins
‘Castle Ruin’

Doddington Hall Doddington CheDoddington Hall Doddington Cheshireshire

Oil on canvas 16 x 20 in – 40.64 x 50.8 cm

An oil painting of Llyn Gwynant and Yr Arran,in the Nant Gwynant Valley, North Wales

Llyn Gwynant is a natural lake situated in the Nant Gwynant Valley in  Snowdonia, North Wales. It is a very popular destination for kayaking and canoeing and in the summer season is a popular place for campers. With it’s beautiful landscape, one could spend a lifetime painting scenes of Wales and no doubt I will be downloading more images of my paintings of Wales in the future.


'Llyn Gwynant'. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales. Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

‘Llyn Gwynant’. Nant Gwynant Valley. Snowdonia. North Wales.

Oil on panel, 16 x 24 ins

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‘Peckforton and Beeston Castle’ from Bunbry Cheshire’

I painted this scene for a client sometime ago who lives in the Cheshire countryside. It depicts the two castles in the distance across fields situated on the outskirts of Bunbry. As Bunbry lies on the Western Edge of the Cheshire plains I decided to paint this scene, with the castles in the distance, with plenty of sky in the style of the Dutch Masters.

‘Peckforton and Beeston Castle from Bunbury Cheshire’

Oil on canvas 

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‘Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

I pass this field on the way to my gallery and on this particular occasion there where sheep grazing and gathering at the hay feeder and thought immediately would make for an ideal painting. I sold the painting in my gallery shortly after hanging it on the wall. The couple that bought the painting have since commissioned me to paint their house which is situated not to far away in the country.

An oil painting of Texal Sheep feeding at a hay feeder
‘ Sheep Gathering at a Hay Feeder’

Oil on canvas 9.75″ x 17″ (24.76 cm x 43.18 cm)

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‘Snowdon’ from the Miners Path’


A landscape oil painting on canvas of Snowdon in North Wales depicting a scene of the mountain from the miners path looking across the lake of Llyn Lldaw
‘ Snowdon’ from the Miners Path’

Oil on canvas 24 x 36 in 60.96 x 91.44 cm


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‘At Close of Day’ Hen Cloud the Roaches Staffordshire’

'At Closed of Day' Hen Cloud The Roaches Peak District Staffordshire

‘At Close of Day’ Hen Cloud the Roaches Staffordshire’  the full title of this painting, which is situated in the Peak District between Leek and Buxton. The whole area of the Roaches is a favourite place with walkers and a Mecca for rock-climbers, and the edges provide some of the best grit stone climbing in the country. Hen Cloud (neighbour to the Roaches) as seen in the painting, is an impressive solitary edge which rises steeply from the ground below.

As the title suggests the day is closing down with a well set sun and twilight upon us. Tittesworth Reservoir lies in the distance and glistens in the last light of the day, on the horizon are far reaching views of the Potteries, Stoke on Trent and on and over North Staffordshire. To paint and try and capture the atmosphere of twilight with a setting sun I found a real challenge and  as with all things attached to nature and the elements, a real exercise in observation.

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