Being a “Wainwright” nerd.

Mungrisdale Common Youtube

It has to be said that I love finding out the fine details about that famous guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright. I don’t go into his publishing or personal life, I leave that to my good friend Chris Butterfield who over the past few years has uncovered some fascinating and long…

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Hay Stacks- a classic

Hay Stacks -a classic

I am very busy working away behind the scenes on a couple of new and exciting projects, both of which involve a who new series of paintings, one of Lake District landscapes and the other of more local images to me here in Teesdale. Just the other day I completed…

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A cracking day on Yoke

Looking down into the Kentmere valley from the narrow edge above Rainsbarrow Crag

Date: 13th October 2015 It was with some frustration that whilst completing the sketches for the fell Yoke last weekend that I realised that the reference photograph for the view of Rainsbarrow Crag (Yoke 10) was totally wrong. How I made this basic error can perhaps only be explained in…

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An Alpine Adventure- the mission continues..

Hopegill Head.

This is a follow up to my recent blog post about the rare Alpine Catchfly. If you haven’t read it then perhaps do take a look there first at a previous blog post from last week which gives a background account to this challenge: An Alpine Adventure Date: 15th July…

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Winter in Kentmere.

With the pressure now on to complete the Wainwrights in Colour Project my time is limited for days out on the fells. However, the offer to get a walk in with a friend and visit Kentmere on Friday was too good to pass by. The conditions on the fells recently…

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