Silver Gallery Student’s work

Marion Knowles ‘Bourton on water’
Janice Walton ‘Bourton on water’

         Marion Knowles   ‘St Hilda’

         Catharine Kelly  ‘Bourton-on-the water’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Bourton-on-the water’   with added swan!

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘ Lighthouse – a tribute to past friends’

         Marion Knowles  ‘Painshill Park’

          Marion Knowles   ‘Colourful Corfu’

         Janice Walton   ‘Glorious view Australia’

         Gillian Ashurst   ‘Glorious view’    “This was very peaceful to do”

         Gillian Ashurst    ‘Colourful Corfu’


         Gillian Ashurst  ‘St Hilda’                                                                                                        Ruth Vickery    ‘Colourful Corfu’


         Janice Walton   ‘Colourful Corfu’


          Catharine Kelly   ‘St Hilda’

Janice Walton   ‘St Hilda, Scotland’

   Amy Turner   ‘Country view, Emerald Isle’

          Ruth Vickery  ‘St Hilda, Scotland’

         Emily Ashurst ‘California poppies’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Crowden in Longdendale’

         Marion Knowles  ‘Walled Garden’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Heaton Hall’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Californian poppies’

         Ruth Vickery   ‘Walled garden’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Walled garden & door’   “Thanks Hugh for continuing with these online classes.”

         Catharine Kelly     ‘Our Spanish neighbours’

         Cym D’Souza  ‘Our Spanish neighbours’   “Absolutely loved it, just my style.”   

         Ruth Vickery   ‘Dresden bridge’

         Gillian Ashurst  ‘Dresden bridge’

         Emily Ashurst   ‘Lakeside view’

         Alan Dundas  ‘Country view, Emerald Isle.’    “Enjoyed playing with colours on this one.”

         Julie Luck  ‘Country view, Emerald Isle.’

Marion Knowles     ‘Country view, Emerald Isle.’
Janice Walton ‘Country view, Emerald Isle’
Catharine Kelly ‘Dewdrop on a leaf’ ” I’ve taken myself out of my comfort zone with this one!
Gillian Ashurst ‘Dewdrop on a leaf’ “I did it, and certainly enjoyed the challenge of this subject.”
Chris Williams ‘Dewdrop’ “As you said Hugh, this one was challenging! It also looked different the following day.”
Janice Walton ‘Dewdrop on a leaf’ “It’s funny how a leaf suddenly ‘appears’ when it’s difficult to see it during painting.”
Alan Dundas ‘Lakeside view’ “Great, lots of opportunities to experiment with colour. Looking forward to first class in May – lets hope it goes
Cym D’Souza ‘Lakeside view’ “I loved doing the mountain in the background”
Chris Williams ‘Lakeside view’ “Another to lift the spirits.”
Cym ‘”Another enjoyable painting.”
Emily Ashurst ‘Cornish beach’
Catharine Kelly ‘Moon’ “This is a good painting to practice fine brush work.”
Alan Dundas ‘Urn in watercolour & gouache’ “My choose your own theme after the style of John Singer Sargent. Hardest painting I have every attempted.
Diane Lewin ‘Southern Ireland’
Ruth Vickery ‘Cornish beach’
Catharine Kelly ‘Cornish beach’ “Can’t wait to be able to walk down onto a beach and dip my toes into the ocean.”
Gillian Ashurst ‘Cornish beach’ “I added some pink thrift which grows here, and a little dog in the water.”
Marion Knowles ‘Lincolnshire view’ “It was a challenge, but I love the colours.”


Emily Ashurst ‘Lincolnshire’ “It felt great just to sit down and paint. It’s been so long since I had the chance and motivation.”






Catharine Kelly ‘Lincolnshire’ “A lovely way of seeing how colours can blend into each other.”
Catharine Kelly ‘Bodnant’ “Time, a ruler and eraser have been a must for this picture! I’ve really enjoyed focusing my energy into this painting.”
Marion Knowles ‘Morpeth’ “Nice to get back to painting after quite a break.”
Julie Luck ‘Roseberry topping’ “I enjoyed this challenge”
‘Northern lights’ By Ros Weston Bramhall class
” Oh I really liked and appreciated your comments Hugh! It’s wonderful to have a dialogue, even though I can’t come to the Art classes at Bramhall. Your critiques are the best encouragement for me and also have a definite ‘feel good’ effect! Like, therapy.”


Chris Greenfield ‘Holly Cottage’
” On a personal level I have found the classes very enjoyable. The sessions have further stimulated my interest in watercolour painting. It has helped me therapeutically through a difficult period and I would highly recommend Hugh’s Art classes for anybody in a similar situation. Art at whatever level has the ability to take you out of yourself.”



‘Moray Firth’ By Debbie Creasey
‘Canal Street, Manchester’ By Ros Weston, Bramhall Class


SILVER LEVEL ‘Garden with still-life’ by Janice Walton Bramhall Class