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In the Depths

Posted by Phil Hawker on Monday, February 26, 2018, In : Pictures and Paintings 


Another new picture!

Swimming through the warm ocean currents, these fish are blissfully content with their liquid home!

Original £70
Prints from £8.50

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Hillside Homes

Posted by Phil Hawker on Saturday, February 17, 2018, In : Pictures and Paintings 


Our latest painting!

The river flows quickly down the hillside and floods into the plain, from where it meanders slowly to the sea. Homes can only be built upon the hills, out of harm's way.

Indelible ink and water-based dyes.

Original £90
Prints from £12.50

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We're back!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Saturday, February 17, 2018, In : Pictures and Paintings 

After far too long Summerlands Art is back!

Please forgive us for the long gap. We've moved across the country to sunny Weymouth with new works as well as your old favourites.

You are welcome to email, message, phone, text or even write to us if you'd like to ask about anything we do.

Commissions are always welcome. Please contact us to discuss what you'd like.



.. and here's the first new painting - 'Safe Harbour', painted using water-based dyes and indelible pens.

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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

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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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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
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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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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 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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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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See our paintings at 'Tennis in the Park'!

Posted by Phil Hawker on Sunday, May 3, 2015, In : Events 

We are delighted that we have been allowed to exhibit some of our artwork at the Love All cafe in Gildredge Park. Thank you to Francis Mackie for kindly allowing us to do this!

Please come and visit this friendly cafe, beautifully situated next to the tennis courts of 'Tennis in the Park'.

http://www.tennisinthepark.org/cafe/hom
http://www.tennisinthepark.org



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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.'

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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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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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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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We're at the Alfriston Festival

Posted by Julia Hawker on Thursday, August 21, 2014, In : Events 
**STOP PRESS**  We will be running a stall at Alfriston Festival from this Saturday 23rd August to Bank Holiday Monday inclusive! On display, and for sale, will be original paintings; beautifully mounted, high quality prints and A5 size greetings cards - all designed and produced by us! You'll find us in the War Memorial Hall just by St Andrew's Parish Church. It's where all the teas are being served so please drop by and have a look! We are pleased to be supporting the JPK Charity, raising m...
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Family name picture commission completed!

Posted by Julia on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Name Designs 
I'm very excited that the family name picture is completed and successfully delivered to its commissioner, Rachel, who has given her kind permission for us to share it. She loves it, as do the rest of the family - phew! The picture itself is 16" x 12" and is fully mounted and framed as the customer ordered. I used pen, gloriously bright watercolour dyes and just a few watercolour paints, with iridescent embellishment to add a soft sheen and shimmer to chosen sections. Rachel tells me that the...
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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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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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Oils by Choice website updated

Posted by Phil Hawker on Thursday, January 16, 2014, In : Oils by Choice 
The website has just been updated with eight new paintings! Have a look in the Historic Buildings section and the Other Paintings section where five new original paintings can be purchased. There are three more examples on the Commissioned Paintings page. Prints and cards of all these paintings will shortly be available from Summerlands Art.

www.oilsbychoice.co.uk
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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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Raising funds for a local charity

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Comments 
For the last two Monday evenings our choir, Concentus Chorale, has kindly allowed us to display our paintings, photographs, name designs, Words and Images and cards for sale. We really enjoyed this and were proud to donate 25% of takings to JPK (http://www.jpkproject.co.uk/), an incredible local charity which raises funds to build and maintain residential premises for adults with learning disabilities.

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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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A new and slightly different painting!

Posted by Julia Hawker on Tuesday, November 12, 2013,
I decided to use my watercolour dyes to paint a picture of part of our beautiful local scenery. I hope that you like the results! The original is already sold but limited edition prints are available costing £24 framed or £12 unframed (with mount).

More to follow!



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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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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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