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…)

The Times Newspaper article on artists painting houses

An article in The Times Newspaper on my paintings of houses

15 May No Comments

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Lisa Grainger of The Times newspaper. Lisa explained that she was writing a feature about artists who take commissions on painting houses and requested that I contribute.  I really enjoy doing house portraits, to me, they are not just straight architectural images, (read more…)

Review of Liam O'Farrell

A review of my paintings by the ‘MAKING A MARK’ website

26 Feb No Comments

Whilst browsing the internet a short while ago and I was surprised to see my work being singled out for praise in a review by the ‘MAKING A MARK’ website. The review featured my painting of the Tate and Lyle Sugar Refinery shown at the NEAC Annual Exhibition 2019.  As (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…)

Lynn Painters and stainers award

Exhibiting at the The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019

25 Mar 3 Comments

I was pleased to have my painting ‘Denmark Street (Tin pan Alley) chosen for entry to The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019. I was pleased to have my painting ‘Denmark Street (Tin pan Alley) chosen for entry to The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2019. This annual exhibition is held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London (read more…)

painting of The Market Porter

A painting of The Market Porter pub in Borough Market

25 Mar No Comments

I was recently asked to produce an oil painting of The Market Porter pub in Southwark’s Borough Market.  Borough Market Borough Market sits at the south side of London Bridge. Records tell us that a market has been on this site since the 12th Century. However, there must have been (read more…)

A print of a man and wife in the allotment

Dozing, and working at the allotment. A view from a train

28 Nov No Comments

When I used to commute through London, I would often see an allotment from the train window. It was quite a modest affair jammed between the track and a row of Victorian terraces pushing from behind. You can buy a limited edition print of the painting here I love allotments. (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…)

Tin pan Alley film poster

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 Charing Cross Road London

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…)

Tin Pan Alley for Somerset Art Works

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 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 the Southbank Centre Market

A painting of The Real Food Market on the Southbank

8 Jul No Comments

See this painting larger by clicking here I was recently asked to paint The Real Food Market on the Southbank in London by a client who used to work there with his wife. They had great memories over the years and wanted something permanent to remember it all by. About the (read more…)

An oil painting commission of Dymchurch, Kent

24 Nov 2 Comments

You can buy a limited edition print of this painting here  I pulled into the near empty sea front car park in Dymchurch at about 9am. It wasn’t the best of weather to say the least. The sea was in a foaming, booming rage. I peered through my flapping wipers (read more…)

Brick lane oil painting London

A commission for an oil painting of Brick Lane, London

29 May 7 Comments

  I was commissioned to paint this bar (Casa Blue) which is situated on the corner of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road in London’s East End. Now many people say that London is the hippest city in the world. And if London is indeed the most hippest city in (read more…)

Oil painting fo a road to Wells

A quick painting trip around Pilton

27 May 2 Comments

Glastonbury Tor 30cm x 14cm Oil on Board Over the bank Holiday weekend I decided to take a quick trip over the back hills of Pilton to do a spot of traditional outdoor oil painting. It is not something I do on a regular basis though sometimes its just good to splash (read more…)

Oil painting of Conkers

Painting Conkers for old times sake

23 Nov 6 Comments

  I arrived back from London at Castle Cary station on an October afternoon. Autumn was on its way, it was blowing a bit and none too warm; what turned out to be an excellent Summer was certainly in the past so I picked up the pace to get to (read more…)

An oil painting of Godney

A spot of early morning painting on the Somerset Levels

17 Nov No Comments

Oil on Board 29cm x 12cm I was pretty busy last week with commissions and various other commitments, and although it always good to be busy, and its a great job you can sometimes get a wee bit full. So on occasion you need to just get out with your easel and (read more…)

Pork Pie

I painted a pork pie

2 Jan No Comments

During the Christmas break I made a vast Pork Pie and filled it with six eggs and half a pint of pork stock jelly.   Once completed I sliced out a great hunk and painted the remainder. Looking at the final piece it has ‘Country Farm house’ written all over (read more…)

Yearly Roundup 2011

20 Dec No Comments

I have written a quick round up of this year.   Some of the articles link to blogs in the site if you wish to see more detail. Framed paintings for sale 2011(7.5 mg pdf) Mounted Paintings for sale 201 (2.5mg pdf) Exhibitions I have been involved in a few exhibitions (read more…)

painting of Cookham

A painting in Cookham

15 May No Comments

This kind of painting is not really my sort of thing (it has a sky in it). Though as it was sunny and I was ‘between paintings’ so to speak I decided to pop over to the village of Cookham in Berkshire to do some traditional outdoor (plein-air) work. I (read more…)

Oil Painting of an allotment

finished oil painting of a family allotment

4 Mar No Comments

In a previous blog or two i went through the process of how i build a painting up from the drawing stage. Since that time i have painted the picture and it sits below. You may notice there are a few changes since the initial  drawing. I have taken out (read more…)

Oil painting of Whitechapel Road

london seen – nine man show 10 January – 10 February 2011

3 Jan No Comments

At the LLEWELLYN ALEXANDER (Fine Paintings) LTD London I have a water colour exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander in Waterloo. All six are scenes of London. Do pop along if you have the time. Chase away the January blues! “Familiar and unusual scenes of London by this group of nine (read more…)

Christmas Cracker 2010 exhibition at Byard Art in Cambridge

21 Nov 1 Comment

An inspirational Christmas collection of paintings, sculptures, original prints, ceramics, glass, textiles, craft and exclusive jewellery will be on show in the gallery. I will be showing three paintings at the show (see two below) and the opening times are: Byard Art, Cambridge Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm & (read more…)

A christmas show at Panter and Hall 2010

21 Nov No Comments

When I plan my paintings of the gardens, allotments and such I often do small studies for reference. Secondly i have begun to collect those dreadful discarded ornaments that are found in charity shops. I suspect these are just picked up in house clearances and handed to the shops en (read more…)

A painting of Whitechapel High Street

An oil painting of the Whitechapel Road

31 Aug 2 Comments

This painting is available to buy as a limited edition print This is the Whitechapel Road in East London. I have painted this scene a number of times and i am still drawn to it. A street like this will at first site appear static, unchanging. Though on closer observation (read more…)

An oil painting in sutton-on-sea

30 Aug 4 Comments

I have recently been commissioned to paint a scene in Sutton-On-Sea. The client’s mother used to own a house in the town though she is now too elderly to visit so he thought a painting which would recall many a happy holiday would make a nice present for her. I (read more…)

Oil painting of a garden

Art exhibition in Waterloo, London

1 Nov No Comments

Latest news I have an eight man show at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery in waterloo. Exhibiting both watercolour and oil paintings. It starts on the 8 – 28 November 2009. Private view on Wednesday 4th 2009. Gallery Open 10am to 7:30pm Monday to Saturday: 124 -126 The Cut, Waterloo, London (read more…)

A painting of a poisionous garden

the garden: a new oil painting

11 Sep No Comments

I have recently finished another oil painting. ‘The Garden’. Oddly, all the plants are poisonous. You will find Hemlock (little sprigs of white flowers bottom left) among them. Socrates was forced to take Hemlock for upsetting his fellow Greeks. The daddy of them all however would be the Castor plant (read more…)

A painting of Columbia Road, London

A completed Painting of Columbia Road Market

31 Aug No Comments

This painting is available as a limited edition print After much aggravation in the initial drawing stage I have finally completed the painting of Columbia Road Market. It was a challenge to do and took much longer than I first anticipated. I just kept adding figures. The last being the (read more…)