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At The Publishers

In July Charlie was in a hot studio, preparing his next book for Search Press.

This is the process…..                

Charlie is painting under the hot lights (in the hot weather!)

While someone is on the computer, taking down his words to go with each picture.


At the same time, a photographer is taking step-by-step snaps.

Here is a bit of a taster!

And this one, sure to be a hit with Frank and Bert.

This book will be out next year.




Butterfly Studio

With Patchings over, Charlie was off to take a workshop in Terling at the Butterfly Studio in Flacks Green.

He packed the car

and set off. It was really hot so the painters (and Charlie) struggled.

But they soldiered on       

and this was the result.

Patchings July 18

Charlie was at Patchings Art Festival in Calverton, Nottingham from 12/07/18 to 15/07/18.

Click here to see the website for the festival.



It looked a lot different when the festival opened.

It was incredibly hot at Patchings, especially in the tents. so Charlie painted a snow scene to cool everyone down, including himself.

    Here is Charlie at work!






Some people couldn’t get tickets so they had to watch from outside the tent.

Others were looking at Daler Rowley materials in the show tent.

It was a very busy and successful show. If you missed it this year try and get there in 2019.