The “Horizon Line” Project

Graham Thew November 12, 2018

I have amassed a body of work and investigations into the  concept we all know as “The Horizon” Reviewing what I have is going to take time and I need to determine to what end I have been heading. To date my investigations have led me to produce artwork of great variety, I have printwork,…Read More »

Class for Heswall W.I. art group

Graham Thew November 6, 2018

Enjoyed a morning with a very enthusiastic bunch from Heswall W.I. Our venue was the “Barn” in Heswall which was ideal for our purposes. I had been asked if I could do something with a Christmas theme and a landscape as well. I undertook a demonstration based on a picture I had prepared and the ladies…Read More »

Wirral Urban Sketchers

Graham Thew

The group has moved seamlessly into its third year. We regularly get 30-40 sketchers at our meet-ups and a core group of very enthusiastic and dedicated sketchers is now at the core of our numbers. The facebook page also now has upwards of 250 followers and we regularly get many very positive and fun comments…Read More »

Wirral Society of Arts at the Williamson

Graham Thew

I was delighted to have two works selected by the W.S.A. for the exhibition at the Williamson Art Gallery this year. Dramatically different in style and content they each have their own story…. “Inflation in Majorca” is a watercolour based on a sketch made during our holiday this year, such fun , it was a…Read More »

Meols Common through the year.

Graham Thew May 12, 2018

I have embarked on a series of pictures, studies, sketches and watercolours of Meols Common through the year. It is amazing how much the colours change throughout the seasons and how even though you might use the same vantage point you notice something new each time. I broke off at one point to do the…Read More »

“Madman” Liang

Graham Thew November 7, 2017

The more I read about Liang Kai (1140-1210) the more I realise that he really should be considered as the father of modern art, not Cezanne, not Picasso, not Daumier ….but this Chinese painter from the tenth century who worked in ink and watercolour on silk. He was not interested in trying to depict reality but his…Read More »

W.S.A. Open November 2017

Graham Thew November 4, 2017

Spent yesterday afternoon Stewarding at the exhibition, lovely afternoon, it was very busy with people musing over the exhibition with a general consensus it seemed that this was one of the best if not the best in recent times. I can only agree with that, having had more time to walk round and REALLY look…Read More »

Williamson Open Exhibition

Graham Thew April 19, 2017

Pleased to say that both my submissions for the Williamson Open exhibition were accepted and are now proudly hanging in the Williamson Art Gallery until the 7th May . The Larger of the two “Lost Horizon” looks especially well the only “diamond hung” picture in the exhibition. The photo below is of it unframed on…Read More »

January ’17 meeting Wirral Urban Sketchers

Graham Thew January 30, 2017

A good turnout for our first meeting of 2017 at Birkenhead’s Woodside Ferry Terminal. The upstairs part of the cafe overlooks the Liverpool waterfront and faced with standing outside (freezing) or sitting indoors with a coffee naturally most people opted for the comfort option for urban sketching on this occasion. Really good crowd lots of…Read More »

Recent “Urban Sketches”

Graham Thew January 27, 2017

It occurred to me I hadn’t reported in on the recent visits ti Liverpool to sketch with Liverpool U.S. We had inclement weather on both occasions but there was plenty of good shelter and good company! St Georges Hall was fascinating and I was pleased with the view looking out from the judges chambers as well…Read More »