Urban inspiration

I find living in our fab town Beeston and the beautiful city of Nottingham is always creatively inspirational, particularly the parks, the historic architecture and the places close to nature.

But I am so fortunate to see this view in my street every time I go out for a local outing.

I love it endlessly, at all times of the day, in rain and shine, in summer and winter.

Painting Grove Avenue

I am obsessed with this view of my road, from the middle – often seen during walks.

The overhanging trees, the tunnel vision, the old garage in the foreground, a tram rumbling past at the end.

I have tried many times to recreate with drawing and painting.

Here’s the latest attempt, a work in progress, unfinished to date.

Grove Ave painting

And another picture of this beautiful view.

Grove Ave winter