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The Gardener’s Bothy, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

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Title: The Gardener’s Bothy, Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

The Gardener’s Bothy at Calke Abbey was used by the gang of gardeners to store tools and seeds and presumably provided a refuge during bad weather.  Now the garden is tended by volunteers and the bothy has a display of the original implements used to work the soil and provide food for the residents and guests in the grand house.

Watercolour and ink on paper.

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.