‘Summer Exhibition’

23rd & 24th June at Braunston Historic Boat Gathering and Canal Rally.

An eventful weekend from start to finish, the sun shone and the people came to see the ‘Summer Exhibition’ by the Guild of Waterway Artists.  It was well attended and I had a good weekend, and it is always nice to sell something.  In this case the ‘Kingfisher Dive’ I finished in May is now sold and has gone to his new home.  It was one of those paintings that I had been working on for about two years and finally completed in May and Sold in June at Braunston.

An original Watercolour, Pen & Ink drawing

An original Watercolour, Pen & Ink drawing

Highlight of the weekend was Timothy West and Prunella Scales who came to look around our exhibition, showing an interest in my Lockmaster Maps Illustrated series.

Taking a look at my Lockmaster Maps Illustrated.

A small write-up with more updates to come.  Trying to keep on track with our journey which from Braunston is taking us to Nottingham to have our boat blacked and to see our first Grandchild.  Sixty miles, 33 locks and 8 days to get there at 3 miles per hour.  Early mornings and early evenings to avoid the heat of the day.


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I began with a-painting-a-day for the Braunston Historic Boat Show June 2013; a show stopping event where people and boats come together from all walks of life.  What a lovely event to be part of, with Prunella Scales and Timothy West opening the show this year.  The Hum of Life; brought to life with Morris dancers, music, people and boats, together with the hustle and bustle of this remarkable venue.


The Guild of Waterway Artists this year put on a unique and diverse display of artworks – as part of this event; I endeavored to create a series of drawings which highlight the diversity of wildlife which can be found on and around our waterways.

Painting a day

For framed work or prints… coming soon an updated gallery!  For any questions or enquiries please email me:  enquiry@jellygnomes.co.uk


Some of the Guild of Waterway Artists enjoying an end of day… http://www.waterwayartistsguild.co.uk/