Part of the ongoing City Sketch series, postcard available @ the bar
This is my portrait of Clive Staple Lewis who was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Pretty much a right smart fellow! Who brilliantly brought the world 'The Chronicles of Narina'. Painted from old photographs at the BBC's Bush House before he took to the air to talk to his wide audience after the tragedies of WW2. The original has been sold & not available as a postcard.
The new Pub Print, the original is on display in the rabbit room gallery (the conservatory at the rear end of the pub). The trees on St. Giles really are marvelous all year round, the best parts of Oxford always seem to feature big beautiful trees! If you too are a fan of nature & dappled light the Broad walk on Christchurch meadow is another cracking spot to explore. Not available as a postcard.
My most successful portrait of the late great master of middle earth, I really do hope this does the imaginative chap justice. As a big fan of his work, the hobbit was my 1st proper book I read as a child. I believe he was fan of green, black & blue! The original is on display in the left Snug as you ever, in the 'original' part of the pub. Postcard available at the bar.
Part of the old Pub Print Series celebrating the brilliance that is J R R Tolkien's 'the Hobbit'. Please, if your not already, join the Dwarfs in a drink! Another middle earth pub Mash up!!! Postcard available @ the bar.
My second go on the same idea only much larger! - Using a little more imagination & Cardboard! Like walking through the Wardrobe. Its now the large feature on the rear wall of the pubs observatory - Postcard/Painting/Print for sale at the Bar.
I recently discovered this view could have been the same C.S. Lewis witnessed & sparked the beginnings of Mr Tumas in 'The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.' According to the reference, Mr Lewis scribbled down notes in the snow under the golden Quakers arch way on St. Mary's Passage next to the Mitre pub, which he later revealed to his Inkling friends at the Eagle & Child. True or not, It's a lovely idea. But knowing what that arch way looks like, it's defiantly worth inspecting. Original sold.
The old Pub Print. As the resident artist for the Eagle & Child this my 1st Portrait of Clive Staple lewis who was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. All round smart fellow really! Who brilliantly brought the world 'The Chronicles of Narina'. The original painting is sold. Postcard available @ the bar.
The New Pub Print for 2015. Please, if your not already, join the Dwarfs in a drink! Another middle earth pub Mash up. Originally a commission for a dear friend, was such a success we thought we'd add it to the E&C's Pub print collection, please drink responsibly! Not available as a postcard.