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Scarlet Masts

Posted by Julia Hawker on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : Pictures and Paintings 
New picture - 'Scarlet Masts'

Today fishing continues to flourish in Old Town, Hastings, where tall Net Shops are a unique feature. All fifty are black and wooden and originally built to store fishing gear over the winter. Usable space was at a premium, so Net Shops had to expand upwards when extra space was needed.

When sketching on the shingle beach in Old Town, I was also attracted by the glorious shades of red I saw reflected around me and decided to make these a feature.

The original measur...

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The Approaching Storm

Posted by Julia Hawker on Friday, February 3, 2017, In : Pictures and Paintings 
All is colourful and bright in this little seaside town. But a storm is coming and only the fish, in their underwater world, are safe from it. Original £175, prints from £22.50. See it here



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Rainbow Reflections

Posted by Julia Hawker on Friday, January 27, 2017, In : Pictures and Paintings 

Here's something to cheer you up on a cold winter's day. This new painting is called 'Rainbow Reflections'

In a blaze of all seven rainbow hues, this town's wet streets reflect the beauty of the rainbow above. Follow the spectrum colours across these now sunny and sparkling roofs and windows.

Original £135 
Prints from £22.50

See more here



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Sold!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Sunday, July 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

On 16th July ( a special day in my family) my largest painting yet, 'Standing Proud' was displayed at the Arlington Arts show. Just two weeks later it has been sold to someone local who 'fell in love with it' when she saw it on Facebook. It was lovely to meet her yesterday and to see how her face lit up with pleasure when she actually saw the real painting. Thank you, Claire!

I have quite a few ideas for more paintings of this size. Watch this space but please be patient as they won't appear o...


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Standing Proud

Posted by Julia Hawker on Saturday, July 30, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

This iconic lighthouse really does stand proudly, whether viewed from the sea or from the top of the majestic white cliffs.

We have just sold the original today (thank you so much, Claire Gill!) but framed and unframed prints are available. Click here to view



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Fast Flowing Currents at Beachy Head

Posted by Julia Hawker on Monday, July 25, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Every view of Beachy Head Lighthouse is special. On this particular day the sun had risen through a summer-soft misted sky, yet the currents flowed quickly, agitating the millpond stillness. The framed original costs £75. Click here to view



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Coastguard Cottages and the Seven Sisters

Posted by Julia Hawker on Monday, July 25, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

With the farm behind me and to the left, I gazed east across the roofs of Coastguard Cottages towards the Seven Sisters and Belle Tout lighthouse. The cottages and the lighthouse are now luxury holiday dwellings and I'd certainly like to have a look inside!

A new original painting using ink and water based dyes on Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper £150

Click here to view




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Sovereign Shingle

Posted by Phil Hawker on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

Houses and flats for homes; the harbour for watery refuge; wooden groynes to hold the beach in place; Martello Tower no 66 to remind us of more violent, invasive times.

All these features, planned and built by us, are outlived by the natural beauty of the coast. Sea-smoothed pebbles; hardened empty shells and starfish help to remind us of life where sea meets shore.

More details here

Julia x



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A Fine Day for Drying

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 
The golden sun casts vibrant shadows as the lively breeze wakens the wet washing
More details here



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Blaze

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

Cold angular tower blocks are engulfed in cascading heat whilst the burningly hot river bubbles by. See it here

- Julia x


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Ribbons and Ripples

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 
I've been inspired by the restless sea and how it affects the homes so close to its edge yet not the creatures beneath the waves. On land, there is turmoil while under the surface of the water, the creatures seem to be unaffected. Add a dash (or lots!) of colour and you have the result - Ribbons and Ripples. I really hope you like it! You can see it here
Julia x



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Over and Under

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, May 31, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Land and sea meet at a bubbling border where the natural and built worlds collide and mix. View page



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New acrylic paintings!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Friday, January 29, 2016, In : Pictures and Paintings 

I've recently been on an acrylics course run by Josie Tipler. This has inspired me to have a go at using this medium again. 

1. Landing Ahead!

These three great tits have spotted something tasty on the bird table. Who will reach it first?

Acrylic paints including iridescent medium on Hannemuhle Aquarell 'Cornwall' acid-free, age-resistant, watercolour paper - 450gsm

Original approx. 30cm x 19cm framed £50
Framed prints £12.50 - £25
Unframed prints £7 - £12.50



2. Running Free

The silver mare gall...


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New painting - Sovereign Sailors

Posted by Julia Hawker on Friday, November 6, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Here is my latest painting! I've loved capturing the lively ways in which the Sovereign Sailors skim the ever changing waves east of the pier! You can see more about the painting here



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The Tide's In - new painting

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 



'Gentle waves lap the sandy shore and peaceful is the summer's afternoon ...'

My latest painting - hope you like it!

It is a 20" x 30" canvas and I have used acrylics and pen

Also available as framed and unframed prints

Click here to view

- Julia x


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Sea Breeze - new painting

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Just a warm, gentle breeze enables the bunting to wave gently and the flags to flap. It's such a great start to a beautiful day!

Prints of 'Sea Breeze' are now available!



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Eastbourne Pier

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 

A few days ago I meant to share a photo of the start of my latest venture - but I got carried away and it's fairly near completion. This time I've used acrylics to try to do justice to Kay Fenton's amazing photo of Eastbourne pier. I Iove Kay's photo especially because of the hint of rainbow. But please don't look for it as it's not there yet!

Julia x




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Bobbing Boats, Tenby

Posted by Julia Hawker on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 

A new painting! 'Bobbing Boats, Tenby' 

Tenby's colourful beauty never fails to inspire me. This time i've tried to capture the movement I saw within and on the water. The boats were bobbing cheerfully on the choppy surface of the sea and I could glimpse many pinkish fish below the surface.

Julia x




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'The Curved Canal' - new painting by Julia Hawker

Posted by Julia Hawker on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Dreamy days spent sailing serenely and silently along this wandering watercourse lift lilting spirits! - Julia x



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'Home' - new painting by Julia Hawker

Posted by Julia Hawker on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Your home? My home? The pictorial and literal references could lead you to one or both of these conclusions. If you know me well, you'll recognise a few references! - Julia x


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A new artist on Summerlands Art

Posted by Phil Hawker on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 



We are delighted to welcome another artist to Summerlands Art. Her name is Margaret Godwin and she lives in Eastbourne. This is what Margaret writes about her painting:

'I love the vibrancy of colour, contrast of light and shade and conveying atmosphere. My work has included portraits, landscapes and animals, with some commissioned paintings of favourite scenes, and wildlife. I am also happy to take commissions, using good quality photos from customers or from my own photos.'

You can see Margar...


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New painting - Angles of Tenby

Posted by Julia Hawker on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Continuing the Tenby theme!

Hills distant and sun-spattered, buildings shout their vibrancy, steps clamber ever up, seas roll and churn with life.
This is 'Angles of Tenby' by Julia Hawker.



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New painting - Tenby Harbour

Posted by Julia Hawker on Thursday, February 5, 2015, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Following the sneak preview of 'Tenby Harbour', here is the completed painting. I really hope that you like it. The whole area is so beautiful it's breathtaking and this is the first of several paintings I have planned. We visited wonderful friends there last summer and experienced Tenby in its glorious pastel loveliness.



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Secret Thoughts

Posted by Julia Hawker on Friday, October 3, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
A shy-looking girl but with a vibrant costume. This actually reflects her personality but all of us have quiet, thoughtful times. This is the focus of 'Secret Thoughts', based on a beautiful embroidery by Terri Mitchell. What do you think?

Please click here for more details or here to buy.



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Prints of 'Swim to Greet the Sun' now available

Posted by Phil Hawker on Thursday, September 25, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Prints of 'Swim to Greet the Sun' are now available, at the following prices:

16" x 12" framed: £67.50, unframed £37.50
12" x 8" framed: £45, unframed £25
10" x 8" framed: £22.50, unframed £12.50

Black, white and light wood frames are available
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Julia's latest painting

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
And here it is, finished at last, my latest painting, called 'Swim To Greet the Sun'. I do hope you like it. I think it's the most colourful one I've painted. The sun beams down on the silent town; only the underwater creatures seem to notice the golden rays piercing the surface of the sea. They swarm towards the light to find ... ?

It was bought after being spotted, very much incomplete, on Facebook. On Sunday, Phil and I had the great pleasure of delivering it to its new owner. Luckily, she ...

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First two in a series of four 3D pictures

Posted by Julia Hawker on Thursday, September 11, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Calmly, gently and without any worries in their underwater world, these little golden fish swim by. I composed these relaxing 3D pictures using indelible pen, gorgeously bright watercolour dyes and a touch of gold acrylic. The 3D effect is enhanced beautifully in these extra deep 10" x 10" white frames. They cost £50 each and are the first two in a series of four. Watch this space for the others! Click here to go to 'Beneath the Sea' where these pictures can be seen.





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New picture underway

Posted by Julia Hawker on Monday, September 1, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
For the past few days (on and off!) I've been working on another seaside/harbour/fishy picture. Here's a photo of what I've achieved so far. Any ideas for a title?



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Something a little different

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Recently I came across a beautiful embroidery by Terri Mitchell, whilst looking at the website 'Folt Bolt'. I was bowled over by her colourful work and based my own attempt here on one of her impressive works.



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St Peter Port Harbour

Posted by Phil Hawker on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
As any Guern knows, the town harbour is the most beautiful in the world! There is nothing like the wonderful feeling of home, as I sail into its safe arms, while the sun rises over Herm and Sark, bathing the buildings and the sea in translucent light. Ahhh! - Julia x

The original is with our son in Munich, but prints are available here 



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The Seven Sisters

Posted by Phil Hawker on Monday, May 19, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
An iconic feature of the Sussex coastline, with a twist! The original painting and prints can be seen here



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East from Holywell, Eastbourne

Posted by Phil Hawker on Saturday, May 17, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
It is said that distant views are good for the eyesight, especially when the view is this one! This original painting is one of several we have just added to the website. Prints are also available, in two sizes - 10" x 8" and 16" x 12". See it here.

Julia




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All is Calm

Posted by Julia Hawker on Monday, March 31, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Boats are bobbling gently in the harbour as the sun beats down. A good omen for this summer, I hope! 


'All is Calm' is an original pen and watercolour picture, measuring 12' x 8', which is painted on 300gsm acid free watercolour paper. It comes in a 16" x 12" black, white or light wood frame and costs £90. Prints in a variety of sizes, both framed and unframed, are also available.

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The Tide Reveals

Posted by Julia Hawker on Thursday, March 20, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
The churning waves rush into the narrow harbour of the sleepy town. Through the unusual clarity of the salty water, a myriad of sea creatures can be espied ...


 

The Tide Reveals is an original pen and watercolour picture, which is painted on 300gsm acid free watercolour paper. It comes in a black, white or light wood frame and costs £135. Prints in a variety of sizes, both framed and unframed, are also available.
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New Year, new look, new painting!

Posted by Phil Hawker on Thursday, January 9, 2014, In : Pictures and Paintings 
To start the new year, we have given our site a fresh new look. There is also a new painting with an international feel displaying Bergen Waterside. The original has been sold already but high quality individualised limited edition prints are available.



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'Harbourside' on the cover!

Posted by Phil Hawker on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 
I have just used Julia's lovely 'Harbourside' painting as the cover for a book written by one of the pupils I tutor. Doesn't it look great!



You can read an excerpt from the book on my tutoring website www.philhawker.co.uk
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WHO lives here!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Saturday, November 23, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Released for sale on a special televisual anniversary day (23/11/2013), can you find the subtle references to one of my favourites? Hope so! There are eight in all!







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New! 'What's on Board'

Posted by Julia and Phil Hawker on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 
A wooden boat glides gently along the canal. What could its cargo be? The original has already been snapped up so why not buy a limited edition fine art print. Framed prints cost £30 and unframed prints are £15. This picture can be found in the 'Townscapes and Fantasy' section of 'Pictures and Paintings'



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New! 'Over the Red Roof'

Posted by Phil and Phil Hawker on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 
A joyous, colourful scene with so much to find beyond the re tiled roof ... Another addition to our highly popular 'Townscapes and Fantasy' section.



You can buy the original painting for £60 or buy a high-quality framed print for £24 (unframed print £12)
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Plenty More Fish in the Sea!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Thursday, October 17, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 
Well, the paint's dry, the gold embellishment is in place, so we hope you like the latest piece of artwork from Summerlands Art! Indelible pen and bright watercolour dyes make this picture stand out from the crowd! Is this the picture which will look perfect on one of your walls?

Framed original £50
Framed print £20
Unframed print (in mount) £10


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Brighten up your home!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Sunday, October 13, 2013, In : Pictures and Paintings 



Brighten up your home with this picture which was inspired by tall buildings crowding and overlooking a little harbour. Indelible pen and vibrant watercolour dyes were used for maximum effect.

Framed original NOW SOLD
Framed print £20 
(frame size 30 x 38 cm, frame colour black)
Unframed print £10
Card - 5"x7" £0.99, A5 £1.50

Available in our Pictures and Paintings / Townscapes and Fantasy section



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