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Markeaton Park Bothy, Derby

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Title: Markeaton Park Bothy, Derby

There is a walled garden in the grounds of Markeaton Park in Derby which is run by volunteers.  The Bothy is a building to store gardening tools, seeds and other essentials, it also provides a place of shelter for the workers for when the weather is less than ideal.

Friends of Markeaton Park are a registered charity who provide educational activities, events and manage the walled garden. Maintenance and improvement of the historic walled garden provides volunteering opportunities for the local community. The walled garden is open to the public on weekends for their enjoyment, visitors can be assured of a warm friendly welcome.

Oil on wooden panel.

Artist Bio:
Working quickly with a fountain pen, waterproof ink and watercolour, Tom captures views of cafes, city streets and rural views in an urban sketch style.  Some of these are worked into larger pictures back in the studio using pen and wash or oil.  Sometimes an image demands to be painted and battles a path via sketches and photographs to be released from just an idea to become a finished piece of work.

Tom has always been fascinated by our impact on the landscape and started sketching the urban environment of cafes, railway stations and airports while travelling for work.  Now Tom can often be found sketching and painting in and around Derby and enjoys chatting to onlookers about art techniques, the history of local buildings or where to find the best coffee and cake.