It’s a lovely park which adjoins Hampstead Heath – but is so different in character. There’s a small zoo, an enclosure for fallow deer and formal gardens. The cafe is welcoming and in all it’s a good place to walk and sketch, especially when the sky is so blue……….

Golder's-Hill-Park-view-ove

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To Norwich and back via Oxburgh and Cambridge…..

Reflections    Oxburgh

 

A very rainy day in Brum. Walking from the Town Hall to the Library…..

Paradise

And with a similar palette but a different subject, a close up of boats by the river….

boatyard

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Gwynedd, North Wales. The village is located in Penrhyndeudraeth, on the estuary of the River Dwyryd, …You can almost hear the helicopter – or its sidekick, Rover – coming into earshot.

The-estuary

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The stone boat ( the ‘amis reunie’) is a replica of a trading ketch which was destroyed in the estuary some time ago. It’s a great symbol for the allegory that was The Prisoner – filmed in the sixties. It sits calmly outside the Hotel below the Italianate village, but has nowhere it can go to.

Portmeirion-with-stone-boat

Escaped

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The Italianate village of Portmeirion in Wales can be magical, especially when the visitors retreat. Now back to the box set of the Prisoner and to make use of the sketches.

 The-pines

St-Michael's-Church,-Highga

St Michael’s is at the heart of Highgate’s community. As well as being the parish church it encourages local involvement and hosts activities such as book groups, concerts. Of course a busy time awaits over the next few weeks. It was a joy to be commissioned to paint the church!

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