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  • Back on the River Ure Project

    Home from our travels it’s nice to be working by the river again. Much has changed since I was last here and yesterday the water level was very low. Despite the brisk…

  • Sun Breaking Through, St Mawes (Video)

  • Painting Froe Creek

  • Commission

    I’m just back from a delightful trip to St Mawes in Cornwall where I have been working on a commission. I stayed at the Idle Rocks hotel (highly recommended) which looks straight…

  • New Painting

    My latest painting ‘Above Hackfall with Kate’ is attracting a lot of attention over on my Facebook page┬áMy daughter Kate and I spent a beautiful, warm afternoon together by the river and…

  • Teaching 2

    I have just finished teaching a two day course at The Stable Gallery, Old Sleningford. I haven’t taught for many years and was pretty nervous about the whole thing. The Gallery and…

  • Teaching

    I’m looking forward to teaching next week (Wed 19th & Thurs 20th June) at Old Sleningford Mill

  • Tickets

    The usual pile of bills hits the mat on this dour day of gunmetal skies, drizzle damp pavements and hissing traffic. Ok – the winter has been a good one with some…

  • Horses

    Another bitter day and snow is whipping in from the east. I’m going up to Kilgram bridge to make a snowy picture of the river Ure but already as I set off,…

  • A Walk By The River Ure (By Kate Frater)

    A Walk By The River Ure   After the assault on the old stone bridge the river comes to quiet, pestering the banks; the skeletal roots of trees.   The trout are…

  • Head of the Ure

    It’s not that I’m completely unsociable – I can talk shite over a pint of Black Sheep as well as the next man, but when I’m working I have to give it…

  • Maquette

    When I was a teenager I was lucky enough to work on a farm run by two brothers who kept Clydesdale horses. As young men they had worked the farm with horses…