A painting of The Carpenters Arms Pub in Fitzrovia, London

16 Jul No Comments

In March I was asked to paint a picture for a 50th birthday party. The subject of the painting was venue for the party, namely The Carpenters Arms pub in Fitzrovia, London. I was exhibiting at The Mall Galleries so I had an opportunity to get the initial visual just (read more…)

Illustrations for A Sipsmith Gin Summer Campaign

16 Jul 1 Comment

The Sipsmith Gin company contacted me during the last days of winter to work on a summer campaign for their new Gin & Tonic in a can. The Sipsmith Gin & Tonic concept The initial idea was to create a scene which encompassed a number outdoor activities we may undertake (read more…)

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…)

Illustration map of The Augusta National Golf Club, USA

9 May 2 Comments

Recently, I was commissioned to illustrate the Augusta National Golf Club and course in Augusta, Georgia for Golf Monthly magazine. I really enjoy producing maps. It appeals the “detail nut” inside me and I rather looked forward to it. A bit about Augusta National Golf Club Augusta National Golf Club was (read more…)

Painting a house in Barnes, London

9 May No Comments

You will find Barnes in the far west of London, nestled into one of the quieter curves of the River Thames. On arrival at the station, it doesn’t feel like London at all, more like a small rural town in the home counties. On exiting the station you’ll find it (read more…)

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 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

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…)

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…)

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

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 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 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…)

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…)