Best of August 2020

Swaledale tups on Kisdon hill

Continuing with my posts on the best of 2020 here is my selection of images from the month of August. It was another period of mixed weather here in the the dales, some days bright warm sunshine, the next a day of heavy rain showers. No real prolonged spells of…

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Best of July 2020

Barn Owl in Teesdale

We would normally think of the days of July as hours of blazing sun and bright blue skies. Well it wasn’t quite like that here in Teesdale in 2020. As ever, I was out and about every day obtaining refereces for paintings or just taking photographs. It seems that we…

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Best of June 2020

Sheep at sunset

Six months of the year have now passed. Months that have changed many of our lives forever. Lets not be too despondent though, there seems to be light at the end of the Covid19 tunnel. It may be many months or perhaps even years before we return to anything like…

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Best of May 2020

Stick close to me...Swaledale lambs

There are a couple of things that I will remember May 2020 for. Firstly, the ongoing situation with the Covid19 crisis. The situation eased a little bit with the lockdown restrictions being eased even further but I have been reluctant to venture far from home. It would have been easy…

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Best of April 2020

moon over Bowes

A third of 2020 has already passed. A year that none of us will forget. For the whole of April I have stuck to the guidelines set out by the Government and only ventured out once a day on my daily exercise. I think that only twice have I used…

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Challenging times brings new opportunities

I Love Teesdale mugs

In the midst of these challenging times during Covid19 as a self-empolyed person it would be easy to do one of two things. Either I could sit here in my studio and get depressed about a situation I can do very little about or I could spend my time rearranging…

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Best of March 2020

Cotherstone at Spring

Who would have believed only four weeks ago that the world would now be in a such a state? Covid19 has gripped many of the countries of the world and as I write this, here in the UK be are in almost full Lockdown. This is a momentous time in…

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Buying direct

Andy Beck photographs

As some of you may know, photography is really the ‘second string to my bow” as far as income goes. Artwork is my main priority. However, with thanks to various platforms of social media such as Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Facebook many of my followers see me as a photographer…

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Another day, different weather

West Plantation snow

Just one day after my last blog post. The one thing about living up here in the north pennines is that weatherwise hardly two days are the same. After my blog post of that bright winters dawn yesterday (The Early Bird) today was a different matter. We were greeted by…

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The early bird….

Holwick as the sun rises

There are many days where I could sit and type a decent short blog. The words may not be as important as the accompanying illustrations, whether artwork or photographs. But time just slips away. However, this morning was one of those days where I felt the need to put together…

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