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Oxford and the Thames Paintings

Oxford and the Thames

A huge turning point in my life was going to St Anne's College, in Oxford University, to read physics. For relaxation I painted the College buildings, made of Cotswold stone that used to glow in the sunshine. I have strong associations with Balliol College, St Peter's College, the Sheldonian, the Radcliffe Camera, Christchurch College, and Christchurch Meadow, and have been back many times to paint and draw. I had to develop an eye for detail and perspective that has served me well. I also learned to appreciate river scenes, with still water that produced wonderful reflections, and I visited many towns on the River Thames, all the way down to Windsor, with its fantastic Castle reflections.

Waddesdon Manor Windsor Eton College Hambledon Mill Henley on Thames Goring on Thames Wallingford Abingdon Oxford