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Artist: Tom Burley

Rain near Sudbury, Derbyshire

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Title: Rain near Sudbury, Derbyshire

Cycling home from Sudbury after heavy rain I saw this scene with dark clouds over the hills of Needwood Forest and had to stop to capture the dramatic view.  The original painting was completed with ink and watercolour on paper and is now in a private collection.

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.