A hand-drawn map of Oxford. Copies available at size A2 in two formats, flat, signed and suitable for framing OR folded in a colour cover. Flat maps come to you wrapped and rolled in a postal tube. Folded maps come in a colour cover, wrapped in a cellophane bag. Please choose from the drop down box below.
A hand-drawn map of Stratford-upon-Avon. Copies are available at size A2 in two formats: flat, signed and suitable for framing OR folded in a colour cover. Please choose from the drop down box below. Flat maps come to you carefully wrapped and rolled in a sturdy postal tube.
This map of Woodstock is hand-drawn and shows many of the town’s most notable buildings – including Blenheim Palace – its history, nature and many historical figures associated with the town. A must for visitors and residents of this glorious and world famous Oxfordshire town.
About the map of Woodstock
Woodstock’s history is very long and much of it is recorded history, thanks to royal connections. Trying to fit everything in was hard work, but a lot of fun.
Of course I have put the obvious things in: Winston Churchill and Blenheim Palace, but also Henry I who first built the massive wall around the park to keep his animals in 900 years ago. I have even included a porcupine. which he apparently kept in his menagerie. Centuries later the royal menagerie moved to Regent’s Park in London and formed the foundation of London Zoo. This is just one little known fact about Woodstock. There are so many! For example, Woodstock once had a thriving glove-making industry which was first recorded in the 1200s. The last pair of gloves was made commercially only 20 years ago. And then there’s Queen Elizabeth I, who was imprisoned in Woodstock for a year in 1554 by her sister Mary.
So much information to gather, process and fit into the map!
There are so many architecturally, historically and aesthetically interesting buildings to consider and fit in, both civic and domestic. I was delighted to be able to shoehorn a dinosaur in, on display at the delightful museum in the centre of town.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.
A hand-drawn map of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. Copies are available at size A2 in two formats: flat, signed and suitable for framing OR folded in a colour cover. Please choose from the drop down box below. Flat maps come to you wrapped and rolled in a postal tube.