Wednesday, December 30, 2020

New Wildlife Paintings For Sale


There are still many limits on our freedom of movement due to Corvid pandemic - however - I have my imagination and paints for solace. 

These six small works are my most recent wildlife paintings, they include a slice of humor and imagination in their conception, they are presently in stock at YWT Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and online at, -  


All the paintings are the same size, painting in frame - 23cmx28cm

Ready to hang £50 each

      "Tasty But A Little On The Large Side" 

          "Go On, Just Give It A Try"

"Which One For Dinner"

"Splashing Out On Lunch"

"Looks Tasty, You Go First"

"Mummy I'm So Hungry"
All presently available at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Potteric Carr Nature Reserve,
Doncaster, UK
Also online......

All the paintings are the same size, painting in frame - 23cmx28cm

Ready to hang £50 each

Wishing all my friends who my be reading this and Volunteers and Staff  at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and on Facebook and Twitter a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

YWT Volunteer Week and Social Isolation

We were unable to have our usual annual volunteer week meetings and celebrations this year due to the Corvid 19 pandemic which swept our freedom of movement away.  So we celebrated 'YWT Volunteer Week' online, and I joined up with the group on the 'YWT Volunteer Group' facebook page. I have already posted some of my small mixed media paintings and this post I explain what volunteering means to me. 

"Talking to visitors, especially children, about painting the reserve and the wildlife, colour, seasons, light and shade, and so much more. Fundraising, for eels, bittern, sand martins, flower meadow. So very, very satisfying."

And, a small painting which I entered for the Volunteers online creative competition.

"Entertaining the Wildlife on Loversall Delph" 

for which I received the runners up prize of a beautiful bird nest box, a lovely addition to my wildlife garden, 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Recent Impressions of my Garden Wildlife

My four most recent impressions of the wildlife in my garden.

"Thas got ta much stuff in tha beak lass"


"Blackbird Bathing"

"Kestrel in the Conifer"

"Buff Tailed Bumble Bee on Dandelions"

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Garden Wildlife during Corvid 19 Social Isolation.

Social Isolation takes a bit of getting used to, so, I am spending quite a lot of time in my garden, watching for the wildlife, sketching and painting it, and sharing it on social media. Here are my four, most recent impressions.

'Collecting Nesting Materials'

'Queueing For the Feeders'

'Thirsty Squirrel'

'Weasel on the Old Bee Hive' 

Monday, April 13, 2020

Two Paintings I posted on Facebook on 11 April 2020

Two paintings illustrating some of the history around local villages which was being discussed on the "Don Gorge Community Group" facebook page on 11th April 2020.

"Boat Inn and Slipway"

"Boat Inn and Slipway"... watercolour and mix media which I painted in 2007 using photographs and information given me by Hugh Parkin.

The scene dates between 1884 and 1907, the years when the new railway was built through the Don Gorge, (Doncaster-Sheffield), Sprotbrough Bridge was built connecting Sprotbrough and Warmsworth, and the ferry across the River Don (above the falls) ceased running. The canal (sprotbrough cut) was straightened in 1907. 

"Dovecote at Barnburgh"
In 1988 I did a series of paintings of Barnburgh, one of which was this small watercolour/gouache of the Dovecote in the Hall gardens, owned at that time by the Coal Board, and, although in a state of disrepair I thought was very beautiful.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Blog during Social Isolation Covid 19 outbreak

I so miss being inspired by the beauty of the wildlife and landscape of our nature reserves. I am fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful countryside at home and also have an interesting wildlife garden, so, I am sketching daily and painting what I see around me in this period of self isolation and will be posting my work regularly on this blog.

Feeding the birds.

Blackbird singing.

Update... A photograph of my mix media collection of paintings 
"Birds of Potteric Carr" 
which was on display in the cafe in the visitor centre at YWT Potteric Carr nature reserve for the month of November 2019, five paintings were sold.