A painting of Pilton Somerset

A painting of a house in Pilton Somerset

27 Jul No Comments

I get asked to work all over the country but, for this commission, I did not have to go far as it was in the village of Pilton, Somerset where I live. See the final painting here The property looks as though it began as a modest farmhouse that over (read more…)

Painting of Port issac Cornwall

A painting of Port Isaac in North Cornwall

26 Feb No Comments

A client packed me off to Port Isaac in North Cornwall to paint the view across the harbour from Rosearrock Hill. I love Port Isaac so I was looking forward to it, marking out a day or two to get down there and complete the job. I would also paint (read more…)

Painting of Highworth High Street

A painting of Highworth High Street, Wiltshire

28 Jan No Comments

I have learnt that everywhere, no matter how small or prepossessing, has something unique about it. So, on investigation, I have discovered that Highworth is the highest town in the county of Wiltshire! I really enjoyed this commission and was keen to do a blog on the town. OK, it’s (read more…)

Painting of Carhenge Glastonbury Festival

A painting day at Carhenge, Glastonbury Festival

28 Jan No Comments

By kind permission, I visited the Glastonbury festival Carhenge storage area to do a bit of painting. Here is where they store the dystopian sculptures, derelict aircraft and vehicles while the festival is not running. You can buy this painting here You can buy a limited edition print of the painting here I’m (read more…)

Oil painting of an allotment

An allotment painting in Pilton Somerset

18 Dec 3 Comments

I mentioned in previous newsletter that I took a painting trip to New York for a week. It was a tremendous experience, but when I got home I was very much in need of a bit or rural! You can buy this painting here To indulge myself, I took my (read more…)

A painting of Mousehole Cornwall

A painting of Mousehole in Cornwall

18 Dec 1 Comment

Mousehole is a small fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall which the Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, described as “the loveliest village in England”. He must have thought so as he spent his honeymoon in Mousehole. At a pub. So no surprises there. You can buy a limited edition (read more…)

Chipping Campden St James Church Painting

A Painting of Chipping Campden in The Cotswolds

12 Nov 2 Comments

During the summer I got a commission to go and paint a scene in Chipping Campden in The Cotswolds. I used to visit Chipping Campden regularly about ten years ago as I exhibited in the village of Broadway just up the road. I was looking forward to stopping by again (read more…)

A painting of Worcester Cathedral

A painting of Worcester Cathedral

3 Sep No Comments

On this sunny morning I had set up my portable easel on the banks of the river Severn in Worcester. Behind me was the Worcestershire Cricket ground, where I could hear the popping of the cricket balls as the players practiced in the nets. In front of me flowed the river with (read more…)

A painting of The Ship Inn Lymington

A Painting of The Ship Inn, Lymington

5 Jun 1 Comment

Last year I was asked to paint a double commission of Lymington in Hampshire. I had an enjoyable visit and it all seemed to go well, so I was more than happy to receive an email from another client asking me to paint The Ship Inn on the quayside. The (read more…)

A painting of Pilton Church Somerset

A painting of Pilton Church, Somerset

20 Feb 1 Comment

I often get packed-off all over the place to paint a scene, but here I was only asked to take a very short walk down Bread Street to our local church here in Pilton, Somerset. The Church of St John the Baptist. I have painted the church before but this (read more…)

Painting your own postcards

Painting your own postcards

28 Nov 4 Comments

Many of my clients do a great deal of travelling to all sorts of exotic places around the world. OK, much of it is work related, but all in all, it seems pretty exciting. I often ask if they do any painting. They almost always say no. To me it (read more…)

Painting of Friers Square London

Illustrations of London and Manchester for a rebrand

26 Sep 4 Comments

I was recently commissioned by KW Wealth, an independent wealth management firm, to help illustrate their rebrand. The background to the story… Recognising that the financial industry is fragmented and can often seem unapproachable, my brief was to capture the human face of KW Wealth. Almost all their clients are (read more…)

House in Sussex oil painting

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…)

A painting of Lymington Harbour

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 painting of The Ship Anson Pub in Portsmouth

A painting of The Ship Anson pub in Portsmouth

25 Apr 2 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…)

Paintings of Morston in Norfolk

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…)

Park Stage Glastonbury painting

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…)

Kite illustration fro Countryfile

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…)

Spread of Paint & Draw magazine

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 sketchbook video of Liam ofarrell artist

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…)

Draw & paint cover Liam O'Farrell

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…)

Painting of The White Cross, Richmond upon Thames

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 boat in Portsmouth

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…)

A painting of a house

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 Goodwood Revival festival

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…)

Pulteney Bridge painting

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…)

Painting of st marys works Norwich

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…)