Football art, Wales, Bale, red

Let the heartbreak begin…

Bonjour!  The European Football Championships began in Paris on Friday amid great excitement, anxiety and tension. The opening match between France and Romania saw possibly the goal of the tournament from Dimitri Payet to secure victory for France – a fantastic start. Joy too for Wales with the grace and power of Gareth Bale’s free kick earning victory placing them at top of their group. England began their campaign as always… sparks of brilliance but falling short at the last… Here we go again everyone, fasten your seatbelts and get your tissues ready, there will be tears! Meanwhile, here are a…

Les Baux de Provence by Maxine Dodd

‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ nearly there!

Hello! Welcome to a final preview of work that will appear in my exhibition at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering. (For fans of the Women’s Tour, this was the setting of the finish line for yesterday’s stage – which was wonderful!) My exhibition opens next Saturday, 27th June and if you are able to come between 1pm and 3pm, I will be at the gallery and delighted to welcome you and show you round. Of course, a week later on 4th July, the Tour de France 2015 begins. Personally, I can’t wait – it is such a phenomenal race. If you’ve never…

Lining up, France vs Wales

More Six Nations … getting serious

Hello! More drawings from the latest round of matches in this year’s 2015 Six Nations rugby tournament. Eagle-eyed amongst you might spot a mix of matches here – too many sketchbooks on the go at the same time perhaps… However, the rugby has been great with close shaves, defeats, wins and near misses! Teams now enjoying a well-deserved break until the next round this weekend. All poised and raring to go! Here are my drawings:

Wales vs England: Tackle that man!

Six Nations – friendly rivals

Hello! The 2015 Six Nations Rugby Union tournament got off to a great start last weekend. It’s so good to get my pens out to draw some sport and get moving again after winter. I looked at my post from drawing these matches in 2013 and discovered I feel exactly the same, ie ‘very rusty and challenged to high heaven to keep up!’ Today’s matches begin shortly, so just time to publish before the fireworks start! Phew! Here are my drawings: