Bond's the Gentlemen's Barber

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Excellent painting Andrea and beautifully painted.

Have thoroughly enjoyed a visit down your high street Andrea and I think your paintings could result in being of historical value one day.

Really good and I like the night light a lot

Thank you Paul, that’s really kind of you :- )

Thank you for your visit Carole :- ) and that’s a really lovely thought too.

Thank you Heather, I took some reference photos before the clock changed, and they looked good enough to use, but a week or so later the clocks changed and I noticed how great the shop looked lit up ... two attempts later I finally got someone in the window seat! My first nocturne, but not my last! Thank you for commenting :- )

I love the warm glow from inside. Great little painting.

Thank you very much for this Sue, I’d taken photos during the daytime and was just about to start the painting when I saw how great the view looked in the dark! I ended up combining three photos to get this final image.

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The name's Bond... Shopfront series number 8 - and it's my first ever nocturne painting! The high street shops look very welcoming lit up at this time of year - and it's a lot easier to grab a photo undetected too - but it took three visits to catch a good shot of someone in the window chair!

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Andrea Hook

I’ve painted and sketched since early childhood and my favourite place was the garden, amongst the old fruit trees and raspberry canes. As a student, I studied for a degree in Visual Arts & Geography at Lancaster University and I worked for fifteen years as an illustrator and graphic designer in…

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