Painting of the Grand Canal, Venice

Grand Canal

Accademia Bridge Last night Susan and I watched the  BBC 2 programme Shakespeare in Italy narrated by Francesco da Mosto. Part of the programme was set in Venice. It was Susan’s home for 5 years and a place which has been a content source of inspiration for my Italian collection. One of my favourite views … Read more

Thames Sunrise

Thames Sunrise London

Impressionism On Saturday evening I enjoyed watching an interesting documentary on BBC 2 about the impressionists. I found it fascinating because it was refreshingly light and informative. It wasn’t just about the artists themselves but about their working methods, techniques and influences which made it engaging. Towards the end of the programme, the presenter, Waldemar … Read more

Emerson Chambers, Newcastle upon Tyne

Emerson Chambers

  Art Nouveau Emerson Chambers in Newcastle is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in the North East. It was designed by Benjamin Simpson in 1903. From the second floor and above, it boasts commanding views of Grey’s Monument and Grey Street. Last year I decided to reproduce my original watercolour as a limited … Read more

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet

Show Me The Monet Lucky Day Productions have been filming a new series for BBC 2 called Show Me The Monet. Artists from around the country were invited to submit a piece of art to be judged by a hanging committee of renowned art experts to then be shown to the public at the Royal … Read more

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