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Light Reflections

Light Reflections

£ 600

Light Reflections.. oil 24″x24″.Once again on the River Stour estury. The light was paticularly good with little cloud. The Suns rays bouncing off the wet sand from a receding tide.

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Shakespeare Cliff

Shakespeare Cliff

£ 750

Shakespeare Cliff 302×30″ Oil Paint.. Probably the highest of the White Cliffs of Dover, stands guard over the English Channel and Dover Harbour. Situated on the West side of the town and not the easyist place to find, the shingle beach is the only protection for the Mainline to London.

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Sandown, Thanet in the distance

Sandown, Thanet in the distance

£ 300

Sandown, Thanet in the distance…OIL 16″X12″ The site of Sandown Castle, now fallen into the sea. the distant Isle of Thanet on the horizon. Now no longer an Island due to the River Wantsum. silting up.

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A Different Place

A Different Place

£ 550

A Different Place.. oil 33″x24 Looking Southwest towards Minster, a cloudy day, the light was good though. The green alge has taken a hold on the concrete shoreline, the sea grass and reed have late summer colour. The low cloud is scudding in from the southwest

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A Delicate Calm

A Delicate Calm

£ 250

A Delicate Calm .oil..12″x 12″Looking South.. A very calm and peaceful moment at high tide, the estuary fading in the distance.

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Early morning, January

Early morning, January

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Early Morning, January  oil 16″ x 16″… I think it was around minus eight degrees, with no wind and a clear sky. my hands were so cold, the sun was so slow coming over the horizon plus the cold air made the sunrise an event to remember.

Lookout, Dymchurch

Lookout, Dymchurch

£ 300

Lookout Dymchuch oil 16″x12″ .. The WW One lookout Stands sentinel over Hythe Bay waiting for the enemy to show on the horizon, still faithful after a century of duty. Or was, during the building of the new sea wall, the structure was taken down and moved to storage somewhere, so I was told. Paul Nash  painted the building as “Nostalgic Landscape”. I think he got the title of the work so  right.

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The Ferry Berth

The Ferry Berth

£ 650

The Ferry Berth..oil.. 40″ X16″..Here we see the iron shuttering that was the berth for the channel ferry that took transport and munitions to Flanders during WW One. Now long abandoned to nature and a Seal colony, another part of the Pegwell bay landscape.

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Looking North, Copt Point

Looking North, Copt Point

£ 550

Looking North Copt Point. oil 24″x24″…The sea wall has ended here, kept back by the rocky foreshore. This is also where the London clay emerges from under the chalk onto the beach. A magnet for fossil hunters.

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A Different Angle

A Different Angle

£ 550

A Different Angle ..oil..20″x 20″.. again showing the North end of the take-off and landing ramp for Hovercraft. The big plus is the sea and sky. The angle of the ramp gives the work a dynamic foil against nature.

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Sunburst from the Southwest

Sunburst from the Southwest

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Sunburst from the Southwest… A study in oil featuring the ever-changing sky as it bowls in from the southwest.

The Warren

The Warren

£ 700

Looking North on a sunny afternoon, the heavy concrete sea defenses extend along the shoreline to Dover   size  30″x 30″

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Late afternoon on the Great Ouse

Late afternoon on the Great Ouse

£ 250

watercolour 13″x9″ That winter afternoon after fishing the river the sky in the west took on many shapes and colours which I have endeavored to translate into watercolour.

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Margate Sands

Margate Sands

£ 150

watercolour 13″x9″

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Deal Pier

Deal Pier

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acrylic 40″x30″ A recent commission for a customer.” Deal Pier” at sunrise is a very popular local landmark known to residents and visitors to my town. Opened in 1958 by The Duke of Edinburgh, I was there at the age of eleven with my school to witness the event. I spent many hours fishing on this pier. Since then I have made a few watercolors and oil paintings of this venue.

Reculver Towers 1

Reculver Towers 1

£ 175

watercolour 12″x10″ originally a Roman fort, much of which has been devoured by the sea. The twin towers are the remains of a church now disappeared. The towers are now maintained as a landmark for shipping in the Thames estuary.

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Clouds over the River Yare

Clouds over the River Yare

£ 100

watercolour 11″x9″ a small study of winter cloud, trees, and a river. All blending into a cold watery haze.

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Grand Union canal

Grand Union canal

£ 175

watercolour 12″x10″.. The road bridge over the Grand Union canal at Bletchley

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A warm westerly wind

A warm westerly wind

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watercolour 16″x9″ My go-to location for landscape and sky, With access to some locations lost due to roadbuilding, etc. This is a place with good access and space to move around, plus the ever-changing sea. There is a larger version in oil now on my easel being worked on.

Sound Mirrors

Sound Mirrors

£ 175

watercolor 13″x10″…Standing sentinel for over a century are several sound mirrors built by the then government to watch over the eastern shores of England. alas, they were redundant as soon as they were built with the advent of radar.

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The Lost Buoy

The Lost Buoy

£ 199

Watercolour 14″x11″ A modern treatment for a lost navigation bouy now stranded in the seagrass.

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Convergence.

Convergence.

£ 200

watercolour 13″x9″.. where the sea meets the land, the edge of the Hoverpad is now breaking up and being reclaimed by sea. ..Looking South.

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Reculver Towers 2

Reculver Towers 2

£ 175

Reculver Towers 2

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Winter on the Brooks

Winter on the Brooks

£ 150

watercolour 13″x9″ At the back of my town is a valley with a stream that drains the surrounding chalk hills. Now a nature reserve.

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The Long Barrow at All Cannings

The Long Barrow at All Cannings

£ 200

watecolour 13″x10″ The first long barrow built for 2500 years.  This Barrow, not many miles away from Stonehenge and Avebury Circle was built around eight years ago.  For a fee, humans can have their ashes interred inside the Barrow in their niche. The are currently no free spaces available.

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Navigation mark

Navigation mark

£ 200

watercolour 12″x 10″ The structure must have been erected after WW 2 as a site mark for shipping passing Dungeness Point. Now suffering a bit from age it may just collapse onto the shingle at some point in time. The new lighthouse can be seen in the background.

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Rifle Range at dawn

Rifle Range at dawn

£ 250

Watercolour 14″ 10″ Situated at Kingsdown, Kent…Once the rifle range for the Royal Marines. Now taken back by nature, the sea wall has been breached by the sea which may eventually cut off access at high tide.

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Sea grass in winter

Sea grass in winter

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Oil on canvas 11″x8″ The sea grass and reedbeds take on their winter colours in the Autumn, and rich browns and ochre dominate the landscape.

The Big Mirror wall, Lydd, Dungeness

The Big Mirror wall, Lydd, Dungeness

£ 550

The Big Mirror Wall, oil 30″x30″ l0caten at Lydd, Dungeness. Built early in the last century to enable the detection of enemy aircraft coming across the English Channel. The idea is that any sound is reflected to the centre of the wall where it is picked up on a microphone. It was partially successful but was superceded by the development of Radar.

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Runway Two

Runway Two

£ 550

Runway Two,, oil,, 30″x30″ On this work can be seen the broken white marker for Hovercraft when leaving the shore for France. The weather coming in from the southwest is  also a mjor feature in this work.

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Breaking Up

Breaking Up

£ 350

A recent oil painting 16″x16″ Looking southwest where the concrete ends and the sea grass begins. The manmade stonework is now breaking up at the end of its fifty-year life.

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A Distant World

A Distant World

£ 300

watercolour 16″x12″..A watercolour looking southwest along the eastern side of the old Hoverport. Cloud coming over from inland.

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Evening light on the Equinox

Evening light on the Equinox

£ 350

Watercolour 16″x12″..Early Evening, late September, incoming tide looking across Pegwell Bay

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A View to the Future

A View to the Future

£ 100

A View to the Future. A  small silkscreen print with an overlaid wash. 11″x8″ inches.

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Sound Mirror, Reverse

Sound Mirror, Reverse

£ 450

Sound Mirror Reverse acrylic 24″x 24″ Near Dungeness are to be found a small number of sound mirrors built early in the last century. These were used to detect enemy aircraft coming across the English Channel. the idea is that a microphone heard engine noise. this study shows the supporting rear construction.

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Pegwell, North Coastline

Pegwell, North Coastline

£ 275

Pegwell, North Coastline oil 16″x12″ looking northeast towards Ramsgate, a seemingly quieter side of the bay, strictly for the birds. On a summer’s evening at low tide, it is not unusual to see several white Cattle Egrets feeding on the muddy sands.

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Ramp

Ramp

£ 350

Ramp acrylic 24″x24″.. Again showing the ramp used by the Hovercraft to alight on the sand of the bay.

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Copt Point and Harbour Arm

Copt Point and Harbour Arm

£ 750

Copt Point and Harbour Arm oil 30″x30″ Folkestone Harbour from the Rocky Point. The blockhouse was used as a sump for wastewater discharge. No longer in use. there was also one at Dymchuch, now destroyed.

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Streamliner

Streamliner

£ 450

Streamliner. oil 12″x12″ The American caravan was parked up at Dungeness for some time. the area is noted for its Puff ball fungi, the addition of a surreal figure just seemed to fit the scenario.

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Along the Shore with found objects

Along the Shore with found objects

£ 250

Along the Shore with found objects.. 10″x 8″watercolor….. The rocky foreshore of Copt Point, looking north. A favorite location for fossil hunters, Mammoth teeth have been found here.

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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

£ 225

A Helping Hand 16″x16″ acrylic on paper…a piece of work in spray acrylic paint. The subject showing a man being rescued from the sea was prompted by the current influx of migrants crossing the channel in small boats.

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Cockle Shells

Cockle Shells

£ 250

Cockle Shells oil on linen 16″x 12″ The south side of the Hoverport where the concrete meets the salt marsh. The wind and tides have pushed several tons of cockle shells into a corner, all gleaming white and moving around with the sound of a baby’s rattle.

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Skull

Skull

£ 300

Acrylic Painting, 16″x16″ The remains of a human skull found buried on a wetland site in Kent, probably around a thousand years old.

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Squall 2

Squall 2

£ 250

Oil Painting, 12″x12″ Pegwell By.. east coast of Kent in the background. This whole area is now a nature reserve.

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Winter Sunrise

Winter Sunrise

£ 300

Oil on canvas 12″x12″ A very cold January morning looking south towards Deal. No wind, no clouds, just the piercing cold of below-zero temperature, the calm sea, and the sky.

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Winter Sun

Winter Sun

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watercolour and inks, 10″ x 8″

North Stream

North Stream

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watercolour, 10″ x 8″…A continuation of the Lyddon Valley Stream, known as the Brooks in its infancy. This is just a mile or so from its confluence with the River Stour.

Carcass

Carcass

£ 500

acrylic, 40″ x 15″ A contemporary treatment of a deer carcass left out for foxes and wildlife to fick over.

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Bosham

Bosham

£ 200

watercolour, 10″ x 8″

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Pegwell looking South

Pegwell looking South

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watercolour, 10″ x 8″.. On the Southern edge of the landing pad, the weather racing in from the southwest, reflected in the wet mud and sand.

Brook

Brook

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watercolour and inks, 10″ x 8″

Winter Light

Winter Light

£ 150

watercolour, 300mm x 220mm

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Sound Mirror Capel

Sound Mirror Capel

£ 400

acrylic on canvas, 500mm x 400mm…On the clifftop at Capel. One of the WW One Sound Mirrors still gazes out across the English Channel. Still performing its silent duty listening for enemy flying machines as it always has.

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“Slap”

“Slap”

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oil on canvas, 760mm x 760mm

Sea Wall Kingsdown

Sea Wall Kingsdown

£ 200

watercolour, 260mm x 250mm At the Southern edge of town there is the now abandoned marines rifle range. Having been poorly constructed in years past it is now being broken up by wave action.

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Range Finder

Range Finder

£ 200

oil on canvas, 300mm x 300mm..this is a WW2 bunker looking over the English Channel. the post inside could be used to support a telescope or range finder that enabled cannons inland to target enemy shipping in the Channel.

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Gun Store, ammunition

Gun Store, ammunition

£ 150

oil on canvas, 300mm x 300mm.. A WW2 concrete building used by the soldiers for storage, overlooking the English Channel.

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Dragon’s Teeth

Dragon’s Teeth

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oil on canvas, 1000mm x 800mm…At Bekesbourne around fifteen miles from my home can be found these “Dragons Teeth”. They were made to encircle a Royal Flying Corps airfield during WW1. Basically, they are concrete pyramids weighing several tons each. The idea was they would prevent any invader from using motorised mobility to access the airfield. When the airfield became redundant they were placed in a convenient corner of a field and forgotten.

Derek’s pond

Derek’s pond

£ 250

oil on canvas, 600mm x 300mm, a modern treatment for the subject.. An overgrown Carp Pool.

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Avebury Stone

Avebury Stone

£ 300

watercolour, 390mm x 220mm. One of the many monoliths at Avebury, Wiltshire.

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Hoverpad

Hoverpad

£ 200

oil on canvas 12″x10″ framed. The now demolished hoverport at Pegwell Bay.

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Samphire 2

Samphire 2

£ 250

oil on canvas 16″x16″ unframed.  Samphire Hoe, built on the spoil from the channel tunnel construction.

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Coast

Coast

£ 200

oil on Board, 7.5 x 7.5 inches, includes frame. Looking out to sea, the rock in the foreground is the remains of the sea wall, now breaking up.

 

 

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Regent

Regent

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oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches… The old cinema, then bingo hall, now derelict Regent Cinema

 

Dymchurch Wall

Dymchurch Wall

£ 250

acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 7 inches, includes frame. The sea defenses at Dymchurch as seen some years back. now replaced by a modern construction and huge granite blocks.This is the area the artist Paul Nash pa9nted during his stay at Dymchurch. Now sadly wrecked by new sea defenses,totally unsympathetic to its heritage.

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Dymchurch

Dymchurch

£ 600

oil on canvas, 22 x 20 inches
includes frame. The old sea wall at Dymchuch. Paul Nash painted several works while living in the area so you can see what he saw in 1923 when he painted ” The Shore”. The view has now been destroyed by a new sea wall and giant blocks of granite to keep out the sea.

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Deal Pier

Deal Pier

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oil on canvas, 27 x 24 inches,
includes frame.

Cornwall Cliffs

Cornwall Cliffs

£ 400

oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches
does not include a frame. A portrait of the North Cornwall coastline, these headlands broken by sandy beaches seem to go on forever, finishing at Lands End.

 

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The Red Coat

The Red Coat

£ 350

oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches
does not include a frame…just along the North Cornwall coast from St Just is the Kenidjack Stream that takes its long course down to the sea.  The surrounding land has a proliferation of flowers in the summer months.

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Pegwell

Pegwell

£ 400

watercolour, 15 x 15 inches
does not include a frame…Looking North  to Pegwell villge. this was in winter, and the reeds and sedges having died back had their colors changed by the cooler climate.

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Samphire Hoe

Samphire Hoe

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oil on board, 6.5 x 5.5 inches,
includes frame.

 

Rainbow

Rainbow

£ 250

watercolour, 10 x 10 inches
does not include a frame.. Seen from Sandwich Bay across to Thanet. A few showers were coming from the southwest had given the the scene a rainbow.

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