Stream off the moor +SOLD+

By the river that runs through the temperate rainforest at Cabilla in Cornwall. The preserved wood is surrounded by farmland and the expanse of Bodmin Moor. Less than 1% of our temperate rainforests remain. Up to 20% of the country would have, should be covered in these lichen and fern cloaked woods

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 32cm x 23cm
Framed: 40cm x 30cm

Part of the  RI Annual exhibitio n at  The Mall Galleries , London from 28 Mar - 13 Apr

SOLD

Hilltop fog +SOLD+

My favourite stand of beech trees on a misty morning. Silhouettes of moths dependant on the trees are hidden in the painting

Acrylic, charcoal and graphite on canvas framed in FSC wood

Image: 61cm x 91cm
Frame: 65cm x 95cm

SOLD from  Adrian Hill Fine Art

Morning in Eartham +SOLD+

Morning walk on the Monarch’s Way where the Roman road passes through Eartham Wood

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 50cm x 68cm
Frame: 69cm x 87cm

SOLD from  Kevis House Gallery , Petworth
One of a series of paintings as part of The Monarch's Way exhibition at Kevis House Gallery, July 12 - 30

Puddles in the lane +SOLD+

Longlisted on the  Jackson's Painting Prize 2021

There are 1,058 species of birds to bats, fungi to mammals that are dependant in some way on ash trees

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm, frame: 87cm x 69cm

SOLD from  Kevis House Gallery , Petworth

Mist in the valley NFS

Recent commission from a lovely, patient couple who share my admiration for a muddy lane

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood
Image: 94cm x 69cm
Frame: 116cm x 89cm

NFS

Mud under Hod +SOLD+

The muddy track that runs next to the Stour beneath the looming Hod Hill. Species dependent on the river are written into the background along with the mayfly that appears in the spring

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 34cm x 24cm
Framed: 41cm x 31cm

SOLD from  The Art Stable  Child Okeford, Dorset
One of 30 paintings in my solo exhibition Wend: the Stour from source to sea 11 June to 9 July. Private View Friday 17 June 6-8pm

Reflecting +SOLD+

The remains of Cutt Mill on the Stour north Sturminster

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on board, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 30cm x 20cm
Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD from  The Art Stable  Child Okeford, Dorset
One of 30 paintings in my solo exhibition Wend: the Stour from source to sea 11 June to 9 July. Private View Friday 17 June 6-8pm

Stream through the green +SOLD+

The River Stour near Zeals, just below Stourhead, is still a stream. It’s a tranquil, beautifully overgrown spot which makes it hard to imagine what happened here just over 100 years ago. After heavy rain the dam at a Stourhead broke and 18 acres of water suddenly flooded down the valley in a massive wall of water and mud. Many homes and bridges were swept away.

Watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 34cm x 24cm
Framed: 41cm x 31cm

SOLD from  The Art Stable  Child Okeford, Dorset
One of 30 paintings in my solo exhibition Wend: the Stour from source to sea 11 June to 9 July. Private View Friday 17 June 6-8pm

Antarctica: cold and critical +SOLD+

The sun rising over the the bay near Port Lockroy on my trip to Antarctica a few years ago. The names of wildlife species I saw on the journey are written into the background of the watercolour along with sketches of humpback whales and a map of the Antarctic Peninsula

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on board framed in FSC wood

Image: 34cm x 24cm
Frame: 41cm x 30cm

Selected for the  Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours  exhibition at The Mall Galleries from 30 March to 8 April
SOLD from  Mall Galleries

£695 from https://www.cookthepainter.com/contact-us

Ancient woods +SOLD+

Horner Wood. A rare and beautiful temperate rainforest in Exmoor

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 30cm x 20cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD from John Davies Gallery Moreton-in-Marsh

Beech mist SOLD

Selected for the SGFA Draw20 exhibition at Mall Galleries

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

SOLD from  Sea Pictures Gallery

Spring sun +SOLD+

The muddy drovers lane that goes uphill to Writh

Ink and watercolour on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 26cm x 15cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD from  John Davies Gallery  Moreton-in-Marsh

Hoar Cross Hall

Hoar Cross Hall in Staffordshire. An amazing building and hotel surrounded by some beautiful trees

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on canvas
5ft x 3ft
Private commission

Lockdown lane walks: Up to the footpath SOLD

Downhill on French Mill Lane with the steps up to the footpath through the field on the left

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 28cm x 20cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD

Sun glimpse SOLD

There are 1,058 UK species associated with ash trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals. All will be affected when we lose up to 90% of the UKs 70m ash trees from dieback disease. Research is ongoing into replanting these trees with ash bred with tolerance to the infection

Ink and watercolour on board, framed in waxed FSC ash

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

SOLD from The John Davies Gallery , Moreton-in-Marsh

Lockdown lane walks: Just past the smallholding……SOLD

Along the lane, just past John and Carol's smallholding

Ink and watercolour on paper, framed in FSC wood

Artwork: 26cm x 15cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD

Hedgeline sentinel (1707) SOLD

Of the 2,300 species dependent in some way on oak trees, ranging from beetles to birds, lichens to mammals, 326 of them only live on oak trees. This is what makes every tree so important. Our once vast ancient woodlands now only cover 2% of the UK

Ink and watercolour on paper, framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

SOLD

Snow on the track SOLD

This hazel shaded track in West Melbury was at one time the main route for driving cattle up to Shaftesbury. There are still patches of cobbles on the lane and towards the bottom is a field called Halfpenny. This was the land drovers would overnight their cattle in, which cost half a penny. The next day they would herd them up Gold Hill to the market

Framed in waxed and stained black FSC wood

Artwork: 28cm x 20cm

Framed: 39cm x 29cm

SOLD 

Snow on the burrows SOLD

The bank behind our house is home to rabbit and badger burrows. The snow in the field revealed their zig-zagging paths

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper framed in FSC wood

27in x  22in, 68cm x 57cm

SOLD from  John Davies Gallery

Daylesford oak (1876) SOLD

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This acorn was sown around 1876

Ink, charcoal and watercolour on paper framed in FSC wood

Image: 68cm x 50cm

Frame: 87cm x 69cm

SOLD

326: Daylesford oak (1460) SOLD

2,300 species, from birds to beetles, fungi to lichens are dependent on oak trees. This amazing tree is in the Dayelsford Estate

Watercolour on board, framed in waxed natural FSC ash

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm

SOLD

Tank at the top SOLD

There is evidence that people lived on Hambledon Hill 5,000 years ago, 1,000 years before Stonehenge was built. The worldwide human population in 3,000BC was around 7m. In 1964 it was 3,250m, today there are 7,710m of us

Ink, watercolour and charcoal on paper, framed in FSC wood

11in x 8in / 28cm x 20cm 15in x 9in / 39cm x 29cm framed

SOLD from the  Arts Stable