Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Britain from A to Z - P

We continue our A to Z tour of Britain with the letter P, where we start in London, with the Palace of Westminster, travel along the south coast to Portsmouth, up to Pinkneys Green in Maidenhead and then take a look at Punts in Oxford and Cambridge.
Wall Art of Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster
The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its tenants, the Palace lies on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London.
Wall Art of Spinnaker Tower
Portsmouth - The Spinnaker Tower
The Spinnaker Tower is a 170-metre (560 ft) landmark tower in Portsmouth, England, UK. It is the centrepiece of the redevelopment of Portsmouth Harbour. The tower, designed by local firm HGP Architects and the engineering consultants Scott Wilson and built by Mowlem, reflects Portsmouth's maritime history by its being modeled after a sail. The tower was opened on 18 October 2005 and the Spinnaker Tower is taller than the London Eye, Blackpool Tower and Big Ben.
Wall Art of Pinkneys Green
Pinkneys Green
Early Sunday morning in January, at Pinkneys Green Common, Maidenhead, England.
Wall Art of Punts in Oxford
Punts - Oxford
Punts on the River Cherwell in Oxford.
Wall Art of Punts in Cambridge
Punts - Cambridge
Punts moored on the River Cam in Cambridge.

A punt is a flat-bottomed boat, typically used in small rivers and canals, and is particularly associated with the students of Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It is propelled by pushing the river bed with a long pole. There is a difference between the punts used in the two cities. In Cambridge the punter is balanced on a flat wooden platform, whereas in Oxford, where the punts are shaped slightly differently, the correct position is to stand on the slatted decking in the punt.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.


Monday, 25 July 2016

Featured Artist Juergen Roth

This weeks featured artist is photographer Juergen Roth.

Juergen Roth was born and raised near Cologne, Germany. In 1988, he moved to West Berlin and following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 he enjoyed exploring the reunited city and the lost natural environment surrounding it. Since 2001 he has been living in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife Helen and daughter Nina. 

Juergen has participated in many local art events and shows where his photography images achieved numerous honors. Most recently in 2015, Juergen's iconic Boston skyline photography image Welcome to the Great City of Boston was recognized with the Kusmin Gallery Award for Best in New England at the Fine Art of Photography exhibition at the Plymouth Center for the Arts. 

Most notable, in 2014 Serene Cape Cod was awarded Highly Commended by a panel of world famous judges in the 2014 U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year photography contest. His award winning photography artwork has been published in books, calendars and magazines throughout the world.

Juergen finds inspiration in Boston when not Chasing the Light at nearby Wildlife Sanctuaries and the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of New England. He has always regarded nature as the ultimate inspiration.

His gallery can be found www.RothGalleries.com.

and you can find him on Social Media here:

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Britain from A to Z - O

In today's tour of Britain, we are at the letter O and travel from Oxford Street, London, at Christmas, up to a medieval Cathedral in Ely, and then across to Oxfordshire with a visit to Otmoor Nature Reserve.
Christmas lights in Oxford Street, London, taken from outside Selfridges.
Octagon Tower of Ely Cathedral
Ely Cathedral dates back to 1083, and cathedral status was granted it in 1109. Until the reformation it was the Church of St Etheldreda and St Peter, at which point it was refounded as the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely, continuing as the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England. Architecturally it is outstanding both for its scale and stylistic details. Having been built in a monumental Romanesque style, the galilee porch, lady chapel and choir were rebuilt in an exuberant Decorated Gothic. Its most famous feature however is the central Octagonal tower, with lantern above, which provides a spectacular internal space and, along with the West Tower, gives a unique exterior landmark that dominates the surrounding landscape. Ely Cathedral is a major tourist destination, receiving around 250,000 visitors per year, and sustains a daily pattern of morning and evening services.
Otmoor Nature Reserve
Otmoor - Reflections Of A Fence

Otmoor is an RSPB nature reserve just outside Oxford that spans a total of 262 acres. It was once an extensive marshland but it suffered significant damage to the habitat due to drainage. The RSPB have been undergoing a program of restoration which when completed will see the nature reserve at Otmoor as one of national importance for bird lovers.
There are approximately 90 different species of birds that currently breed at Otmoor and the winter months see an influx of wildfowl and raptors such as the Short Eared Owl and the Peregrine.

As usual, my work is available to purchase as original  Wall Art, in a variety of formats from stretched canvas or framed prints, metal or acrylic prints,or simply as standard prints for you to mount in your favourite picture frame. They are also available as greeting cards or printed onto iPhone or Galaxy phone cases, throw pillows or duvet covers or tote bags or shower curtains. Simply click on the  image and you will be taken to my gallery where you will find full details.