Category Archives: Paintings

Customer from the past cheers old artist up.

Received this  most cheering email this week from  Nichaolas Earley a voice from the past when I was first selling my work in my first studio up forty odd steps of the stairs at Crispin Hall in Street “I came … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marcus a real Somerset Character

What seem like long ago at the begining of this century I spent quite a time at a cider orchard in Lower Edgarley at the foot of Glastonbury Tor where I had the honour of meeting one of Glastonbury’s great … Continue reading

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Collectors from Kentucky meet the artist

It’s always pleasing to know that around the world somewhere someone is probably looking at one of my pictures on their wall but it is really something when visitors from Kentucky USA go out of their way on the UK … Continue reading

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Threshing Day at Compton Dundon

 ‘Threshing Day’  Until quite recent years this age old farming activity could be seen at Compton Dundon between Street and Somerton in Somerset. For over two hundred years the Wright family of thatchers have worked there and it is where … Continue reading

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Land Rover the End of an Era

It seems that since they recently  stopped making the Land Rover, as we knew it,  it has stirred a few memories for for folk that were brought up in the countryside, people who first learnt to drive in a Landy or … Continue reading

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Sold – The Two Jerseys

‘The Two Jerseys’ Easter and Egg two young Jerseys seen at Marcus Govier’s place at Lower Edgarley at the foot of Glastonbury Tor, original watercolour sold to a collector from East Anglia. Due to eyesight problems with my detailed work, … Continue reading

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Test Match Special ?

Childhood Days 3 This painting  is entitled ‘Not Out’ or possibly reading between the lines ‘If you say it’s out I am going home and it’s my bat’ It was inspired by the fact that when I was a wee lad next … Continue reading

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Classic Tractors – Standard Fordson-Model N

As featured in the new TV series ‘Home Fires’ Winning the war on the farm in England owes a great deal to the Fordson Model N which was  built at Dagenham where 136000 were made during those years of conflict. Earlier … Continue reading

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Classic Tractors- The Little Grey Fergie

Great Little Workhorse Probably the most famous tractor ever in Britain was the Little Grey Fergie, the result of a collaboration after the war between Harry Ferguson and The Standard Motor Company in Coventry. In 1945 the factory was standing … Continue reading

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The Lily Pond

No prizes, but can anyone guess where this is?

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