The Tap & Grape

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Excellent painting Andrea, and beautiful done .

This is good, too! Very clever how you see through the glass!

Thank you so much Paul, that’s very kind of you :-)

Thank you Peter, I don’t normally like the short days at this time of year, but when I was painting my shopfront series and the clocks changed, I was really excited how different this bar looked all lit up. Much more interesting than my daytime reference snapshot!

Thank you Heather, much appreciated :- )

Thank you Maureen!

Lovely feeling of looking into the brightly-lit shop.

Thank you so much Shirley, very kind of you!

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Another nocturne and number 9 in the series of shopfronts. Loads of narrative in this scene - the gentleman passing by outside and glancing in, the customers in groups, pairs and maybe waiting for friends at the bar, but I particularly liked the bikes stashed by the raised flower bed - ready for a quick/(wobbly?) getaway at the end of the evening! :- ) Oil on gessobord, 8 inches square

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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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