Lost Surrey

I’m thinking about starting a new series of paintings based on the theme of Lost Surrey. The series would contain some of the more interesting buildings, structures and features in the countryside around my new home. I’ve a few ideas on the subjects and these will grow as I discover the area around me.

The initial idea stemmed from a short walk around the National Trust property Polesden Lacy. I went on a sketching excursion on a hot day in July and made a quick sketch of the house in the gardens.

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Polesden Lacy

But it was the walk around the estate that aroused my interest. I discovered two small pedestrian bridges, spanning a farmers road. I loved the light and the interesting composition. I’ve now painted a watercolour of the view and I hope you like it.


Polesden Valley bridge




  1. I love the way your painting is developing with you own style emerging. I hope you are happy with the results as I know how much we critique our own work, far more than any one else does. Good work Hugh, I particularly like the bridge

    1. Hi Lesley, great to hear from you and many thanks for the great support. I do like the latest paintings but there are only so many bridges to paint. So I’ve been working on some local scenes but I’m not sure about them. Ill post some pictures soon.
      All the best!

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