A commission to paint a house in West Sussex

28 Aug 3 Comments

A previous client contacted me and asked me to do a house portrait of his new family home in West Sussex, UK. Although it appears to be a Georgian house, it is in reality, newly built. So new in fact that when I arrived to work on my initial watercolour (read more…)

Lymington in the New Forest paintings

28 Aug No Comments

Two of my clients were looking for two paintings of Lymington for their home. They were not totally sure of the views they wanted, they had, however, a few favourites they would like to explore. After a brief chat, we decided to walk around the harbour area to discuss a (read more…)

A poster for a film about Denmark Street ‘Tin Pan Alley’

25 Jul 1 Comment

A while back, whilst on my travels through London I noticed demolition work going on around Denmark Street. It appeared that developers had already knocked down a fair bit on Earmshaw Street, and behind the buildings on Denmark Street too. Even though ‘development’ is becoming ever more commonplace I have (read more…)

A painting of The Ship Anson pub in Portsmouth

25 Apr No Comments

I often get sent all over the place to do my commissions and I have found it near impossible to guess where I may be working next. Again, I never would have guessed that it would be Portsmouth in the South of England. I say this as Portsmouth is my (read more…)

A quick painting tour of Maida Vale, London

21 Feb 1 Comment

What initially brought me to Maida Vale was a painting commission, though while there, I thought I would take the opportunity to learn a bit more about the area and to maybe do a painting or two. Of course if you are touring any area of London the first ‘stop’ (read more…)

A two painting commission of Morston, Norfolk

24 Jan 2 Comments

One of the great advantages of my job is that I never know where I may be sent to work next. To some this may create feelings of anxiety though to me, it delivers a genuine sense of adventure. It is not as though all the places I get sent (read more…)

A painting of Charing Cross Road, London

24 Jan 3 Comments

This painting of Charing Cross Road is available to buy here. In my painting, I have chosen the view of the junction of Charing Cross Road (left to right) and Old Compton Street (ahead). At the far left is Cambridge Circus with the Junction of Shaftsbury Avenue. This road running north (read more…)

A two painting commission of Hampstead, London

2 Dec 6 Comments

Hampstead is or was a village that sits high up on a hill overlooking London to the south. And to the North, which is up the road in my Heath Street painting, you will come across Hampstead Heath. A preserved heath land that remained remarkably unmolested by the developers. Aside (read more…)

An oil painting of Denmark Street London

2 Dec 3 Comments

This painting of Denmark Street is available to buy here I first noticed this scene of Denmark street whilst dipping through an alley way from the direction of Covent Garden. I paused outside the church of St Giles just by the Resurrection gate and saw the painting right in front (read more…)

A video by The Londonist about my paintings of London Markets

4 Aug 2 Comments

The online London tourist site ‘The Londonist’ contacted me and asked if they could do a feature on some of my London paintings.   They were particularly keen on my London street market scenes. Naturally, I was happy to oblige. Once the article was done, they decided to do a (read more…)

The LONDONIST have done a feature on my London Market paintings

19 Jul No Comments

Those nice people at LONDONIST, the very popular events guide to London decided to a feature on my paintings of London’s many and varied markets. “Artist Liam O’Farrell has traversed London’s biggest markets, immortalising them in his wonderful watercolours. Here, we see the markets through Liam’s eyes — some bustling, some deathly silent (read more…)

Paintings of The Glastonbury Festival

28 Jun No Comments

Since 2012 I am fortunate to live in the Somerset village of Pilton. Not only a beautiful place to live but also home to one of the worlds largest music and performing arts festivals. Thankfully I don’t have to do any camping out these days though I started going to (read more…)

An illustration for the BBC CountryFile Magazine

28 Jun 1 Comment

I was pleased to be invited to contribute an illustration to July’s issue of the BBC Countryfile Magazine. “If you love the great British countryside and the great outdoors, you’ll love BBC Countryfile Magazine. Based on the long-running BBC One TV series, this monthly magazine is packed with the latest (read more…)

Painting and video tutorial for Paint & Draw Magazine

25 May No Comments

A few months back, Paint & Draw Magazine did a article on me and my work. Since that time they contacted me again and asked if I would put together a tutorial about my work processes. I was delighted to do so. This painting is available to buy here You (read more…)

A painting of Shoreditch High Street, London

26 Apr 3 Comments

I was commissioned to paint this junction of Shoreditch High Street. My client spent many years living in an apartment on this junction, and wanted a memory of it. Today, it is party central with a bar, club, coffee shop or nightclub on every corner. Oh mustn’t forget the arty (read more…)

Launching my YouTube Channel – A Sketchbook View

26 Apr 9 Comments

This month I am launching my YouTube channel. It is something I have been wanted to do for a long time and am most pleased that I have finally got around to it. I will be doing videos regularly so please do subscribe, and add the odd ‘like’ too if (read more…)

A feature on me in Paint & Draw magazine

20 Mar 3 Comments

I was recently contacted by Paint & Draw magazine to feature in an article on my work, naturally, I was more than happy to help out. During our conversation, we agreed that all the works shown were done entirely en plein air (on site) in one day. I really enjoyed (read more…)

An illustration commission of a modern laboratory

25 Jan 4 Comments

I was commissioned by the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the USA to illustrate a laboratory for their annual newsletter. Rather than just text and figures, they wanted to develop a colourful image that best personified the organisation. The idea being that they would feature their modern laboratories showing (read more…)

A painting of The White Cross pub in Richmond upon Thames

25 Jan 3 Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of this painting here During the summer, I was commissioned to paint the White Cross riverside pub in Richmond upon Thames. It is a stout and impressive London brick building, constructed in the early 19th century as a watering hole for locals, and (read more…)

The Pilton Christmas Fayre 10th December from 10am to 4pm

5 Dec No Comments

Come along to the Pilton Christmas Fayre and find beautiful and quirky gifts for the festive season. All three floors of the Village Hall will have stalls showcasing the best arts and crafts from Pilton and the local area. Entrance free, refreshments available. Children’s Clothes, Paintings, Felt hats and scarfs, (read more…)

A painting of a fishing boat in Portsmouth by the sea

14 Nov 1 Comment

I painted this fishing boat one Sunday morning (6th Nov 2016) in Eastney, Portsmouth. It is the view from Ferry Road to Lock Lake where many of the local fishing boats are pulled up beyond the tide line for safety and repairs. Over the years, many are now used for (read more…)