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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…Read More »

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…Read More »

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…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…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…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…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…Read More »

A Pear in Watercolour and ink

Graham Thew November 22, 2020

The theme of this week’s Sketchers’ challenge was fruit so I decided to have a go at another video tutorial and the fruits of my labour you can find on the “info sheets” page of…Read More »

Boat drawings

Graham Thew November 2, 2020

Further to the info sheet on drawing boats I thought I would post another couple of pages of boat drawings. One a fairly straightforward couple of boat drawings/sketches and the other four, well almost “doodled”,…Read More »

Boat drawing challenge

Graham Thew

Ahead of next Sunday’s boat drawing challenge for Wirral Urban sketchers I have prepared some info sheets on drawing boats and even filmed a short video on the “figure of 8 method of drawing boats”…Read More »