“Hatching Techniques” and “Which Pen to Use?”

Graham Thew January 21, 2022

I have been preparing some additional Information sheets for forthcoming workshops and classes and attach here a couple of the individual sheets I have prepared . There is a huge variety of pens that an artist can choose these days, it seems to me that the basic question about a pen is whether it is…Read More »

Memory Pictures section.

Graham Thew January 20, 2022

We have decided to add a new section on the website for the “memory pictures” I have been doing over the past year or so. In fact ever since I appeared on the BBC programme “Home is where the Art is” I have enjoyed a steady stream of commissions based on the idea of the…Read More »

Exhibition and Workshop @ CASS ART

Graham Thew January 13, 2022

I am delighted to announce that I am planning to have both an exhibition and run a workshop at Cass Art in their Liverpool shop. The workshop is entitled “Unlocking the Mysteries of Watercolour” a beginners guide and is on the 19th February (Saturday). Details of the workshop if you are interested will be appearing…Read More »

St Ives, a seaside view

Graham Thew January 11, 2022

I have been working on this view of St Ives for a while now in an attempt to produce a picture that reflects my enjoyment and love of the town. It is based on a number of sketches made whilst in St Ives on holiday which have been lurking in my many sketchbooks waiting for…Read More »

Autumn Leaves class

Graham Thew November 25, 2021

I spent a very enjoyable morning with the enthusiastic craft group of Heswall W.I. Drawing and painting some autumnal leaves. I had spent an hour or so collecting the leaves from the local wood and they presented quite a demanding exercise in line, wash and layering to achieve a satisfying rendering. The ladies tackled the…Read More »

5 years of Wirral Urban Sketchers

Graham Thew November 6, 2021

Last Sunday The Urban sketchers got together at Woodside Ferry in Birkenhead, and I realised that the venue was the very first for our group over five years ago. Our “official” first meeting was on the 31st July 2016 and 10 people turned up. Because of the weather we had about the same on Sunday!…Read More »

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…