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Sunset Over Betty’s Pond, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

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Title: Sunset Over Betty’s Pond, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

This is the dramatic view of a winter’s sunset over Betty’s Pond from the National Trust Calke Abbey House in Derbyshire. I often walk here at weekends and the reward for one cold outing was this fabulous sunset when returning to the car park.

The original was painted in oil on a wooden panel based on photographs taken with frozen fingers.

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.