Wednesday 9 September 2015

The best place for food in the Isle of Wight?

Vernon Cottage in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight. A picture postcard perfect cottage set high on the hill running down to Shanklin Old Village.

My wife and I had dined here the night before, and sampled the beautiful food. Susan, the owner had enthusiastically told me of their friendly ghost, the long smuggler's tunnel running down to the Chine and her and hubby Paul's spiritual compulsion to buy the Cottage as soon as they saw it!

And it's no wonder why - I sketched the cottage early the next morning before opening hours, kindly supplied with fine coffees as fuel by Susan and Paul.

I must return, I hear the cake is well worth the visit on its own

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas

Don't forget what an great gift idea our hand signed illustrations are for your loved ones this Christmas. Have a look around this site and find something special.

xmas present
Gift ideas for Christmas!

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Original art now available in London!

We have pleasure in announcing a great new location to buy our original London drawings and illustrations: The Londoner's Home in Islington N1. The fascinating shop is well worth a visit - a artist and designer/maker's own vision - an eclectic mix of original arts, objects, curios and fashion pieces all created in the UK by true artisans. It is a living breathing workshop.

So, do pop in and say hi to Louie Eden Brown, the owner, and Billy his faithful Dachshund!

Illustrations for sale here are:
  • Tower Bridge
  • The Palace of Westminster
  • Westminster Abbey
  • St Paul's Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace
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The Londoner's Home
The Londoner's Home

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07956 500925

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Friday 10.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday 10.30am to 6.30pm
Sunday 11.30am to 5.30pm


Wednesday 10 July 2013

The Bull Theydon Bois Print

Theydon Bois is a little village right on the fringes of Epping Forest - a former Royal forest. The Bull has long stood as a public house, and here my pen and marker drawing pictures it in the winter snow.

Theydon Bois Bull
The Bull, Theydon Bois

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The Bull ,Theydon Bois, Essex.
Hand signed A4 Print of pen and marker sketch on Bockingford 190gsm watercolour paper £14.99
© Robert R Wisdom 2013  

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Tuesday 9 July 2013

Sketch of The Sail Lofts, Tollesbury

I sketched these Grade II listed Sail Lofts in Woodrolfe Road whilst visiting Tollesbury in Essex. They are hard to miss as you approach the marina along Woodrolfe Road, and have a charm all of their own. I should imagine it would keep an exterior painter very busy during a lifetime (as well as a carpenter), but what a lovely nest of lofts they are.

Tollesbury Parish Council's website tells us that the "Tollesbury Sail Lofts were built c.1900 to serve the local fishing fleet and probably the great J class yachts which were owned by wealthy Edwardians and skippered around the Mediterranean by men from Tollesbury. The most well known of these yachts, 'Flying' was entered by Tommy Sopwith in the Americas Cup."

Sail Lofts at Tollesbury
Tollesbury Sail Lofts

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Original sketch of Sale Lofts, Tollesbury, Essex  
Hand signed A4 Print of pencil sketch on 90lb watercolour paper £14.99
Original 13.5" x 10" pencil sketch on 140lb watercolour paper £55
© All illustrations Robert R Wisdom 2012   

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