WINTER

WINTER

We are in the midst of the coldest season,Winter, and it's time to look at how some famous artists have depicted snowy landscapes. One of a series of paintings by the artist which are held in Vienna showing a tired hunting party arriving back home to a bustling snowy scene. This picture is part of [...]

BESIDE THE SEASIDE

BESIDE THE SEASIDE

Rene Jerome Legrand 1953-1996 Children playing in the sea Oil on Canvas  Signed 20 x 28.5 cm Sold Post Brexit, 'staycations ' are in vogue and families are increasingly spending their holidays at British seaside towns. We are returning to a gentler bucket and spade type holiday started in the Victorian era. Rene Legrand 1923-1996 [...]

Fishing

Fishing

In Fishmongers Hall , under the west side of the foot of London Bridge there is a wonderful collection of historic fish paintings, sculptures and artefacts. Fishing is an ancient practice with  seafoods being a major part of our diet. Sea fishing is an exceptionally dangerous profession with unpredictable seas , freak waves and storms. [...]

THE SHIPPING FORECAST

THE SHIPPING FORECAST

Featured painting is Breaking Waves by Arthur John Black RIO 1855-1936. Find out more here.  This year marked the 150th anniversary of the Shipping Forecast. The Shipping Forecast is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. When the ship, The Royal Charter, was wrecked by [...]