Seabird trail picture a labour of love!

Graham Thew July 30, 2021

I was asked by a local artist Barbara who is championing a “Seabird Trail”in Hoylake if I should like to take part. The idea is that local artists each do an artwork on boards which will be mounted on panels on the promenade adjacent to the bowling green and tennis courts. The  resulting outcome will…Read More »

Chemist & Co pop up exhibition

Graham Thew

Chemist & Co are a local shop who are encouraging local artists to have  pop-up exhibitions  either inside their shop or if the weather is fine outside on the back of the pavement. I duly accepted the challenge and enjoyed a few days displaying my artwork for the passing Hoylake residents to enjoy and in…Read More »

Sketching, a selection of a few of my recent pictures

Graham Thew March 23, 2021

I have spent an hour or so updating my profile information and noting just how important sketching is to me. I should need to spend each day here updating if it was to truly reflect the sketching I do most days! I’m clearly yearning to get out and about and have included a picture of…Read More »

Virtual Sketchwalkers..Russia

Graham Thew March 8, 2021

The Sketchwalkers have moved onto Russia and Aniko has posted a fascinating selection of photos for us to work from. My first couple of pictures have been pen and ink  sketches which isn’t my normal “go-to” but just seemed right for the subjects. let me know what you think! picture/sketches below…      

Vietnam sketches, continued…

Graham Thew January 26, 2021

I have continued this week with working on sketches from the Sketchwalk group’s photos. This one seemed very appropriate as we were in Vietnam this time last year and one of my abiding memories is the red flags flying on every corner, building , shop, boat etc etc.

Genesis Triptych a new work

Graham Thew

I have worked on a previous idea this week, producing small iconic works to sit together. With so much news revolving around test tubes these days , covid cures, gene therapies, gene engineering I felt it was right to play around with the concept of seeing what I could develop with a test tube in…Read More »

Viet Nam with the Sketchwalk group

Graham Thew January 20, 2021

I am really enjoying the simplicity of sketching from the photos posted on the Facebook page of this group. Whilst I am not a great believer in drawing from photographs, at this time when it is not possible to travel out and about because of the pandemic and the very sensible lock-down regulations, it is…Read More »

Sketchwalk Group

Graham Thew January 19, 2021

I have joined a new group on Facebook . They are the “sketchwalk group”. It’s a really nice idea that each month someone posts a whole load of photos from their area and for the next month the group use the sketches as a resource to sketch from. December was Sydney Australia and we have…Read More »

New Year Sketchers : 5-a-Day challenge

Graham Thew

Well the new year has not seen any respite in covid restrictions so I set about setting a new “challenge” for Wirral Urban sketchers (WUS)for last Sunday. The theme was a sketch entitled “My five a day” and the submissions were tremendously varied : 5 x mugs, 5 x boats, 5 x sketches from lockdown…Read More »

Urban Sketchers’ challenges.

Graham Thew December 10, 2020

The covid lockdowns have meant we have not been able to get out sketching as a group, but on a two weekly basis I have been setting “challenges” for our group and must say it has been a delight to see not only the eager participation but the quality and breadth of the work. We…Read More »