Round The Island Race 2022

Round The Island Race 2022

by neil williams June 28, 2022

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THE RETURN OF THE WHALE

THE RETURN OF THE WHALE

by neil williams April 18, 2022

I dream of seeing this - the return of whales to the waters around the Isle of Wight. Not so long ago, in the lives of our great grand parents, whales were a common sight and were even hunted in the Solent.

In the painting I've imagined a Fin Whale breaching with the Needles lighthouse behind. Lit by a crescent moon,  you can also make out St. Catherine's and Hurst Lighthouses in the background.

The picture began life as a big messy watercolour, which I then rework in photoshop.  Click here- The Return Of The Whale - neil williams

 

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The Winner is... £8012.50 sent to UNICEF in Ukraine.. And a new Painting...

The Winner is... £8012.50 sent to UNICEF in Ukraine.. And a new Painting...

by neil williams March 29, 2022

THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE..

Paula Russell won our raffle for Ukraine ( She was so very happy when we spoke!). We are even more thrilled to tell you we sold 641 tickets, which means that with Gift Aid we were able to send £8012.50p to UNICEF in Ukraine yesterday. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported us in this - you guys are amazing!

FOURTEEN JACKDAWS PAINTING

Six O'clock most mornings you'll find me sitting in my garden in Ventnor overlooking the sea, a mug of black coffee in my hands. For company I have the local tribe of Jackdaws.
Like clockwork, summer and winter, shortly after six am they make their rounds: two or three always clockwise circuits cutting across my garden. They babble excitedly in their squeaky quack chatter and make me smile. I wish I spoke Jackdaw!
This picture began life as a messy watercolour with pen and ink birds, which I've then brought into photoshop and reworked. I like it and hope you do to!

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RAFFLE FOR UKRAINE

RAFFLE FOR UKRAINE

by neil williams March 11, 2022

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Wind Against Tide off St Catherine's Point

Wind Against Tide off St Catherine's Point

by neil williams May 12, 2021

I've been entranced by the sea off St. Catherine's Point for years. The tide races through here, and on a big spring ebb when a Westerly Gale blows against it, the sea comes alive. It's like a crazy dance fight - the ocean against the wind - and I can watch it, and photograph it, for hours....

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WINTER MORNING, ST CATHERINE'S LIGHTHOUSE

WINTER MORNING, ST CATHERINE'S LIGHTHOUSE

by neil williams March 31, 2021

Lockdown projects... This is a view from the cliff tops near Blackgang Chine looking down on St. Catherine's lighthouse and the seemingly endless ocean beyond. The skies here seem really big.

I'll often take a morning run past this spot, and have photographed it many times, but never loved the result. I like it best when the sea and the sky and the earth all feel part of the same entity: shaped from the same clay so to speak. 

I'm not explaining this well, but sometimes when it's misty and the light is low, it's hard to tell where the earth turns into air and the sea turns into sky. For some reason this makes me happy. This, I think, is what this picture is about.

It's a pencil sketch and a water big messy watercolour which I've then brought into photoshop and completely reworked. I like it, and I hope it pleases you too.

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STILL MAKING ART, SHIPPING AND TAKING ORDERS THIS LOCKDOWN..

STILL MAKING ART, SHIPPING AND TAKING ORDERS THIS LOCKDOWN..

by neil williams November 03, 2020

We are happy, and lucky, to be able to continue taking orders, making pictures, and shipping your art this lockdown. Shipping times are typically about three weeks. If you prefer to order over the phone, that's fine too. 

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Covid 19 and a beautiful "Sunrise Over Cowes"

Covid 19 and a beautiful "Sunrise Over Cowes"

by neil williams April 06, 2020

Strange days, The Gallery is of course closed, and this means we are sadly unable to make or ship any website orders at the moment. Fingers crossed this won't be for too much longer... 

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Gallery Closing for a month and The West Pier, Brighton

Gallery Closing for a month and The West Pier, Brighton

by neil williams January 06, 2020

The Gallery Will be Closed 13th Jan -13th Feb 2020

Neil is off to take photographs starting on the wild Atlantic Coast of Ireland, whilst Freya and Holli are taking a well earned break. It's been a crazy busy time for us! So thank you for all of your interest and support. Long may it continue!

This means we will not be able to ship new orders now until mid February. In the meantime, here is a new picture I hope you will enjoy. 

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The Wave

The Wave

by neil williams January 02, 2020

I took this picture during a winter storm from the beach in Newhaven, East Sussex. It was wild. I was running in and out of the surf on the steep shingle beach doing my best to dodge the waves, get some pictures, and not get pulled into the ocean.

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PULPIT ROCK IN A GALE

PULPIT ROCK IN A GALE

by neil williams November 15, 2018

Pulpit Rock, at the Southern tip of Portland Bill, is pretty cool. It was created by quarry workers in the 1870s who took away the surrounding rock, to leave the edifice and the leaning stone standing alone to represent an open bible resting against a pulpit. 

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RATTRAY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

RATTRAY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE

by neil williams November 01, 2018

Rattray Head Lighthouse is a beauty. It stands alone amid 17 miles of sand dunes in Buchan, Aberdeenshire...

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