Upper Slaughter, Cotswolds.

Upper Slaughter, Cotswolds.

Love this . You can't go wrong with Rowland Hilder !

I'm beginning to recognise your work now Fred, which is no bad thing. Very good drawing skills evident and it has a lovely old fashioned (in a good way) feel to it.

Beautiful composition Alan - I think your brush work is excellent.

Top notch Alan. Love it.

I do love your style Alan......especially how you use black, very striking and bold.

Back in 1981, when I decided to paint more seriously, Upper Slaughter was the first place I tripped to, seeking to paint en plein air. I didn't produce anything so noteworthy as this mind! I like the 'monotone' which isn't really so. Far from boring as such pictures can be; I love the looser passages which bring this to life. Great work Alan. John

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Fabriano Artistico 300lb HP. I used a more cooler tint on the paper before commencing and I quite liked it, although I don't recall exactly what colours I used. This was painted in the studio and the inspiration came from a painting that I saw online by Rowland Hilderand some photos I found online and put my own take on it.

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Alan Bickley

Having studied fine art and graphics at both Stafford and Derby college, my career working as a graphic artist and latterly as editorial artist with Northcliffe Media Ltd, has kept me constantly in touch with all aspects of art and design. Painting mainly in oils, acrylics and watercolour, my…

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