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The Lake District

A Watercolour Journey

P L Hobbs


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Celebrating over 50 years of living and working in the English Lake District, artist Phil Hobbs invites us to accompany him on a journey through this unique part of the world, retracing the steps that over that same period have provided the inspration and the material for some of his best known works. Portraying the interaction between the local people and the landscape has always been an important element in his work and as well as giving a human aspect to his paintings, this connection has been the source of many an amusing anecdote, some of which he shares with us here.

Historically, the Lake District has played a much bigger part in this nation’s story than is often appreciated and the inclusion of some interesting nuggets of information in this regard within the text, offers a new dimension to the reader’s appreciation and understanding of the area, its life and traditions.

Illustrated with over 240 of his remarkable drawings and paintings, many taken from the sketchbooks that Phil has kept throughout his professional painting life, this volume gives an insight, not only into the working life of the Lake District but also that of the artist.

There are six hand drawn maps plotting the painting locations that have been key in providing the creative spark behind the work of one of the UK’s foremost pure watercolour painters.


Sable Point Press



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Hardback; 275 x 215mm




240 colour and black & white paintings and drawings

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