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…)

Illustrating packaging for quality ready meals in Ireland

1 Nov No Comments

During the rather short summer, I was asked to illustrate a selection of vegetables for the packaging of a selection of quality ready meals by ‘Pure Kitchen’ in Ireland. About Pure Kitchen “We craft handmade meals from the best quality, locally sourced ingredients for you to enjoy at home or (read more…)

A painting of Savoca and Castelmola, Sicily – Part 2

26 Sep 3 Comments

A painting of Bar Vitelli in Savoca, Sicily This painting is available to buy here. In the 1972 film ‘The Godfather’, Bar Vitelli in Savoca, Sicily was the location where Michael Corleone brokered the marriage deal with the father of his future wife Apollonia. Sadly Michael’s love was doomed as (read more…)

A painting commission of a house for a wedding gift

24 Aug No Comments

I was contacted recently by someone who requested a painting of their house as a wedding gift for his bride to be. Painting peoples’ homes is something I do all the time so I was more than happy to help out and I agreed. I was also pleased with the (read more…)

A painting of Leadenhall Market, London

24 Aug No Comments

Whilst wondering about The City of London one weekend, I accidently came across Leadenhall Market. I had no idea it was there and it is a bit of a shock at first site. An ornate red cake wedding cake of a building muscled in either side by concrete and glass. (read more…)

A painting commission of The Goodwood Revival Festival

28 Jul 1 Comment

I was commissioned by one of the people involved in the Goodwood Revival festival to paint a scene which gives a flavour of the festival. What is the Goodwood Revival festival? “From 1948 to 1966 the Goodwood circuit was the spiritual home of British motor racing, staging classic races such (read more…)

Painting two Bridges in Bath, Somerset

29 Jun No Comments

This painting of Pulteney Bridge is available to buy here. As I now live in Somerset, I thought I would do a local painting or two. I often visit the ancient town of Bath. This spot has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, however, it was developed into (read more…)

A painting trip to Malta – Valletta. Part 1

25 May 4 Comments

I had never been to Malta before though it was always on my list for visits. I say this, as in a strange way, this diminutive island in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, had a more than significant influence in my upbringing. Firstly, my dad was in the Royal (read more…)

A painting trip to Malta – Marsascala & Mdina Part 2

25 Apr No Comments

This painting of Mdina, Malta is available to buy here. Mdina has been inhabited in one form or another for well over 4,000 years. So it not an exaggeration to say that in more recent years the Apostle Paul was said to have lived after being shipwrecked here around 60 (read more…)

A painting of Battersea Power Station, London

21 Apr No Comments

This painting of Battersea Power Station, London is available to buy here as a limited edition print.  I first moved to London in 1988 and I could see Battersea Power Station from the Portsmouth train coming into Waterloo. As I looked at it, someone told me that it was going (read more…)

An illustration of St Mary’s Works in Norwich

21 Apr No Comments

I was approached by the architect developer Architekton to help them illustrate their ideas in the development of St Mary’s Works in Norwich. An ideal job for me as my pencils and brushes can get to work on great architecture and community living. What is St Mary’s Works? St Mary’s (read more…)

15 Drawings of Pilton Village, Somerset

9 Mar 1 Comment

St John The Baptist Church, Pilton Village, Somerset. Grade 1 listed building. After growing up in the City of Portsmouth in Hampshire, I then moved to London. I lived in that mad bad and most thrilling city for near on 24 years. I still work mostly in London, though I (read more…)