Minchinhampton Highland Cow
Minchinhampton Highland Cow
2018
Acrylic inks with touches of acrylic paint and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30 x 40cm
Synonymous with this town, the Highlands stroll through all parts of Minchinhampton from the adjoining common land. Cattle grazing this grassland is a centuries old tradition that maintains the rare wildlife habitats of this area.
Minchinhampton Highland Cow
Stroud Cotswold Sheep
Stroud Cotswold Sheep
2017
Acrylic inks with touches of acrylic paint and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30 x 40cm
Introduced by the Romans, this breed of sheep is of key historical importance to the Cotswolds. Many towns and villages owe their growth to the fine quality of wool that was exported worldwide. In the late 16th century, weaving was concentrated to the Stroud area as it had fast flowing streams to power the newly built mills. The Cotswold sheep is now a protected rare breed.
Stroud Cotswold Sheep
Cirencester Pheasant
Cirencester Pheasant
2017
Acrylic inks and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
40 x 20cm
This is the largest of the Cotswold towns and was the second biggest town in Britain during Roman times. Pheasants were introduced by the Romans and remain part of the regions living history. I chose a pheasant to represent the towns smart character combined with its strong artistic presence.
Cirencester Pheasant
Cotswold Hare
Cotswold Brown Hare
2017
Acrylic inks and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30 x 40cm
The Brown Hare has a long history throughout the whole Cotswold area. You will find it represented in place names such as Haresfield and Harescombe and thriving today in many landscapes within the region. From Roman mosaics and Saxon carvings, the hare is a historical symbol of the Cotswolds. This makes it the ideal animal to represent this unique area as a whole.
Cotswold Hare
Wild Garlic Cotswold Hare
Wild Garlic Cotswold Hare
2018
Acrylic inks with touches of acrylic paint and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30cm x 30cm
Wild garlic is native to the UK and a sign of ancient woodland. It grows in abundance in the Cotswolds. This painting includes the entire Cotswold district. Hares have a longstanding history in the Cotswolds and are part of its cultural heritage. The Cotswold Way (national trail) is represented by a gold dotted line within this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wild Garlic Cotswold Hare
Bibury Trout
Bibury Trout
2017
Acrylic inks with powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
40 x 20cm
The river Coln runs through the heart of this Cotswold village and the elemental presence of water is unavoidable when you visit. Spotting the native Brown Trout can be addictive and is one of my strongest childhood memories.
Bibury Trout
Padstow Mackerel
Padstow Mackerel
2018
Acrylic inks and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
40 x 20cm
With its combination of a bustling town and beautiful estuary setting, Padstow is situated at the head of the River Camel.
Padstow Mackerel
Penzance & Newlyn Mackerel
Penzance & Newlyn Mackerel
2018
Acrylic inks and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30 x 40cm
These two Cornish towns are connected by Mount’s Bay but have their own identities, hence two different mackerel to show their individuality. The coast road connecting the towns, links the mackerel together on paper.
Penzance & Newlyn Mackerel
Gloucestershire Barn Owl
2019
Acrylic inks and powdered bronzes on watercolour paper
30 x 40cm

Barn owls are part of the living landscape of Gloucestershire and its natural heritage. I have painted the county of Gloucestershire within this owl. The county border and the River Severn are hand painted in gold medium forming part of the upper wing.