Tixall Gatehouse, Tixall, Stafford.
Mixed media, ink and Plaka on watercolour paper. 11 x 15''. Tixall Gatehouse stands just a couple of miles away from my home, and I have drawn it on many ocassions. The majority of this was done 'plein air' this morning and completed after in the studio. Built in 1580 it was six years later that Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here for a short time. It has four turrets and as teenagers we used to climb up the stone winding staircases to the top and look out over the countryside, it was abandoned then of course.
About the Artist
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…View full profile