Category Archives: Oil Paintings

Montague Dawson marine artist

Recently, a charity I frequent held a sale. I could not go in the morning due to other obligations but went in the afternoon even though I figured most things would be well picked through. There were very few pictures … Continue reading

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Joseph Syddall artist

I recently picked up an oil painting by #JosephSyddall. Joseph Syddall (1864 – 1942) was born in Old Whittington near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The son of a master carpenter he started his working life as a clerk in a solicitor’s office. … Continue reading

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Some Canadiana

Having moved across the pond, some 25 years ago, I am always pleasantly surprised when I come across a piece of Canadian art as was the case today. To be true it is not a stunning work but just a … Continue reading

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David Aldus artist

We visit Wales today to drop in on painter #DavidAldus (1941-). The majority of his works are landscapes but he also created a good number of maritime scenes as well as a few portraits. David was born in the town … Continue reading

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Basil Ede, an artist twice over

I came across an oil painting this past week which was suspicious until I read up on the artist. I recognised the artist’s name but the painting which I was looking at was something way out of the ordinary for … Continue reading

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The Castle Inn or Five Bells, Chiddingstone, Kent

I recently was able to associate an oil painting in my collection to a location. The painting is unsigned and undated but bears an artist dealer stamp on the verso. It is stamped Winsor & Newton, 38 Rathbone Place, London … Continue reading

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Rudolf Haybrook artist

Today’s artist is better known for his WWII paintings some of which are in the #ImperialWarMuseum. #RudolfHaybrook (1898-1965) was a portrait and figure painted. He also designed sets for theatres. Haybrook was born in London, studied in Brighton and served … Continue reading

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Wensley Mill, Yorkshire

My wife and I have decided that a short holiday up north would do us good. There are a number of places which I am tempted to visit on the way. I have a number of pieces of art which … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Art with a story

Today’s focus is on an oil painting not so much for its own sake but for the hands that it went through before coming into mine. It was given to #JeremyMarshall. A man who worked in international banking or many … Continue reading

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Ladies of Painting

Today, I would like to consider two artists. The first #EdithGranger-Taylor (1887-1958) and the second #MurielWyman. The two paintings in my collection might be considered somewhat out of the ordinary for Grainger-Taylor. As you will see they are both oils … Continue reading

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