Photographic Artwork

Serena has been busy working on some new photographic art pieces recently.  Serene Swan is from a photograph of a swan taken recently on the River Avon and the Watchful Kingfisher is from a watercolour painting from a few years back.  Both these striking images are available now as canvases at the gallery, measuring 18″ x 24″, although we can always print them larger or smaller if required.

The images are created using Photoshop techniques and her artistic eye for detail and produce a wonderfully peaceful result.

We hope you enjoy them…

serene swan by serena pugh

‘Serene Swan’

watchful kingfisher by serena pugh

‘Watchful Kingfisher’

Morning Canoing

Finally the river level is down sufficiently for me to get back out in the canoe in the mornings before work.  Absolutely beautiful down there this morning…

Shady spot on the River Avon, Bradford on Avon

Shady spot on the River

The Packhorse Bridge, Barton Farm Country Park, Bradford on Avon

Through the arch

Much like my battle with the squirrel in the garden here, I have an ongoing confrontation with the kingfishers on the Avon.  Impossible to paddle and photograph at the same time.  As a result this is as close as I got this morning…

Attempted photo of a kingfisher on the River Avon

Another one gets away

Just about made it to the Weir at Avoncliff and it was worth it.  Very calm out there and no workmen on the Old Mill site when I got there…

Weeping Willow next to the weir at Avoncliff

Ripples over the Weir

The last one I managed to take whilst propped against an uprooted tree that had got caught on the top of the weir.  Just as well, as I could have ended up heading down towards Bath!  I wonder how much they’re going to be charging for these once they’ve been finished?!  Any suggestions as to what they’re going to do about the big, rusty corrugated iron block on the side?…

The Old North Mill at Avoncliff during restoration

Balancing on the weir