Nr. Derwent Water

Nr. Derwent Water
8 x 10 Oil/Linen Panel

A year or so ago I checked into a lovely vegetarian hotel called Lancrigg Hotel near Grasmere in the Lake District. It was January! I was there for five days and I went out and did a lot of pastels and took loads of photos, some of them amazing, some of them so misty and dark that I couldn’t use them!! It was cold and glorious. On the fifth day of getting absolutely soaked and almost washed away near Derwent Water, I decided it was time to move on to my friend’s house in Scotland! I have included a link to her website. Jasmin is an amazing landscape/garden designer.


The enjoyment of being able to work uninterrupted!

Derwent Meadow – Sold
8 x 12 Oil/Panel

Another one finally finished. I so wish my work would photograph better. In reality there are so many nuances which you just can’t see. Still here it is. A Lake District meadow. I do love that area.

I have almost finished my pieces for the museum, but still working on the Howard Mandville pieces. Thanks so much for all your kind comments.

Skiddaw in the Mist i, The Lake District, England

12 x 12 Oil/Linen – Sold
Available at Newbury Fine Art, Boston, MA

This was the first painting I did from pastels and photos when travelling in the UK in 2007. The larger piece (see first posting) was created from this piece.


Skiddaw in the Mist, The Lake District, England

Oil/Panel 48″ x 48″
Available at Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

My first post! I painted this from pastel sketches and photographs I took during my trip last year. I so love this area and hope to return soon.