Drawing the Detail: a closer look at Drawing the Street.

  • 73-91 Front Street, Acomb part 3 of 4

    73-91 Front Street, Acomb part 3 of 4

    Red brick detached houses mark the start of this drawing as we continue with the third of four drawings along the north side of Front Street, in Acomb Conservation Area.

  • 33-67 Front Street, Acomb, York

    33-67 Front Street, Acomb, York

    Here’s the second drawing of Front Street, Acomb, cropped into smaller sections so as to get a good look at each building in turn. It’s a colourful glance over a street in the place where I grew up. It’s also a moment to say thank you for following and reading over the years.

  • 19-27 Front Street, Acomb, York

    19-27 Front Street, Acomb, York

    Acomb lies a couple of miles west of York and it’s the place where I grew up. It is a Domesday village with its own conservation area but being so close to the City of York it tends to be overlooked but not by everyone. This is my contribution to recording some of the architectural interest of this village.

  • Beauty and Beyond: Stafford Street, Eccleshall

    Beauty and Beyond: Stafford Street, Eccleshall

    Bethan Ward at No. 10 Stafford Street is Eccleshall’s go-to destination for beauty and undies. I drew this street not long before we moved to Scotland and I’m finally updating this archive three years later. It’s a timely post as I gather from their Facebook page that Bethan Ward is shortly relocating to Fletcher’s Garden Centre, Stone Road, Eccleshall. An end of an era and I wish them every success in their new home.

  • 2-22 Stafford Street, Eccleshall

    2-22 Stafford Street, Eccleshall

    Summer is in full swing and it has brought to mind those warm red-brick Staffordshire evenings before we moved up to Scotland. I have been meaning to update my street archive for a while so let’s resume where I last left off in Eccleshall with this side of Stafford Street at the southern end nearest the roundabout.

  • 37-63 High Street, Eccleshall…where friends meet

    37-63 High Street, Eccleshall…where friends meet

    Gallery at 12 in Eccleshall has just re-opened with some style! Members of Staffordshire Artists Cooperative have been hard at work giving the interior a whole new look with a fresh colour scheme and creating new work.  Seeing the gallery revitalised was a timely reminder to post the rest of my Eccleshall street drawings on this archive. 

  • 1 – 43 West Port, Lanark

    1 – 43 West Port, Lanark

    West Port, Lanark is the sixth drawing in my Lanark street series. Lanark had four town gates: West Port, East Port, Wellgate and Castlegate. The gate that once stood at West Port has long gone having been demolished in the late 1700s.

  • Creation, Destruction, Good, Evil, Light and Dark: 34-84 Micklegate Part 2

    Creation, Destruction, Good, Evil, Light and Dark: 34-84 Micklegate Part 2

    Micklegate, York, once home to a Roman Temple to gods of creation and destruction.

  • 34-84 Micklegate, York (part 1 of 2)

    34-84 Micklegate, York (part 1 of 2)

    Picking up from where I left off with my first drawing of Micklegate, this one records the buildings from 34 to 84 as the street winds its way further towards York.  Micklegate is a living archaeological site – there is so much history layered into the fabric of the street since Roman times.

  • 17-39 Blossom Street, York

    17-39 Blossom Street, York

    This part of Blossom Street consists mostly of 19th century Georgian buildings which have weathered many a storm. Starting here with the grade 1 listed Bar Convent, now also a Living Heritage Centre, the earliest part of this building dates from 1765 although its roots go back further.

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