Author Archives: David Ramshaw

Lamberhurst

I was contacted recently by a resident of Lamberhurst who asked if I had painted any pictures of the village.  Always having an eye for new subject matter I mentally added Lamberhurst to the list and am now pleased to report I have added it to my village collection. This very attractive village, with adjacent Read More…

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Southwold

I visited Southwold this summer for the first time and was taken with how attractive and unspoilt it appeared.  To me it seemed a slightly old-fashioned, very English seaside town without all the usual razzmatazz we have come to expect these days.  I have, as usual, used plenty of artistic licence to bring together some Read More…

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London Capriccio

The London skyline has constantly changed but currently this trend appears to have accelerated with each new building seemingly competing with the last in terms of extreme shape and size.   Someone recently commented that one of my paintings of London did not include the ‘Walkie-Talkie’ tower block (simply because it was not there at Read More…

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Les Jardins de Marqueyssac

During a visit to the Dordogne region of France last year I happened to come across Les Jardins de Marqueyssac.  I was immediately taken by the unusual sculptural nature of the topiary work which is in direct contrast to the generally formal style seen in many gardens of large houses and chateaux.  The whole area Read More…

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Tunbridge Wells Capriccio II

For this picture I decided to select a cross section of interesting, yet hopefully instantly recognisable, Tunbridge Wells architecture to create an imaginary townscape with the War Memorial and bus stops in the foreground tying the composition together.  The above sketch shows my initial ideas which I have largely adhered to in the final picture. Read More…

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