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Ice skating in Marostica, Italy

Marostica is a little town in the province of Vincenza, mostly known for its delicious cherries (Festival in May) and the live chess game (September every 2 years in even-numbered years)

The Piazza in front of the castle (castello inferior) became an ice rink for the locals to skate on throughout the day and into the night.

I found the whole scene an inspiration that captured something of the joy, fun and excitemenrt of Christmas.

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Jester, Venetian Carnival

February is Carnival time in Venice. Iv'e been several times, studying the various costumed figures which bring colour and spectacle to the city.

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La Serenata a Rialto, Venezia

Inspired by trips to Venice during the Venetain Carnival, this scene is an iconic view looking into the winter light from Rialto Bridge.

A lone gondolier is serenading a couple huddled together for warmth and romance.


La Serenata a Rialto, Venice, Italy

An evocotive view of the Grand Canal in Venice taken from the Rialto Bridge. A couple are being serenaded by a gondolier as light shimmers on the waters.

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Dear Alan & Susan

We want to take this opportunity to express our thanks following the recent purchase of the picture of Venice. The warmth of colour and impressionist style were exactly what we were looking for.

We were made very welcome on arrival at the gallery and were very impressed with the professionalism - the cappuchino was delicious too !
The picture arrived well wrapped and now occupies a prime spot where it has been much admired by friends and family.
We were particulary impressed by your website with it's ease of navigation and enjoyed watching the video clip of the artist at work on location.
With our thanks and every good wish.  David & Ruth Landles - Durham



Limone, Lake Garda Italy

This lake scene, based on two smaller watercolours painted on location, depicts the picturesque and popular tourist spot of Limone on the north west shore of Lake Garda in Northern Italy.

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Montone, Umbria

Montone is a beautiful medieval hilltop town in the region of Umbria, the green heart of Italy. 

I've used the rough texture of the watercolour paper to capture the light casting shadows on the warm stone work.

The long shadows and the couple strolling down the hill add movement to the scene.

This charming village is one of the places we take our guests on the painting holidays. www.reedartholidays.com


Ponte Vecchio, Florence

The famous Ponte Vecchio bridge in Florence viewed from Piazza Michelangelo. Over the years I've made many studies on location of the Florntine skyline from this scenic vantage point.

This particular watercolour focusses in on the bridge which is festooned in jewellry shops. 

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Ravello, Sorrento Italy

A classic, iconic view of Ravello on the Amalfi coast in Southern Italy looking down into the blue sea below.

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Relais il Canalicchio, Umbria, Italy

We stayed at the hotel Relais il Canalicchio, where I sketched around the grounds of the hotel and explored the beautiful region of Umbria. 

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Hello again Alan,  Just wanted to say thank you so very very much for sending the complimentary signed card which arrived this morning - it is very kind of you. It is also very apt and with perfect timing as it is my birthday today. San Gimignano is another of our favourite places. We seem to be following in your footsteps!!  My print of Relais il Canalicchio arrived this afternoon and I am absolutely thrilled with it.  Many many thanks once again for all your help and kindness.Very best wishes.  Janet