Welcome to Bruce Bignold Paintings

I've been producing paintings of landscapes and portraits from my cramped and rather overcrowded studio just south of Oxford for several years now.

I work from photos and sittings in the case of portraits, finished off usually in oils or pencil. With landscapes I'll work straight onto the canvas at the site or use sketches and photos later in the studio.

My prices are about £100 for a drawing or sketch and £200 to £800 for a finished painting. This is dependent on the time it has taken and materials used of course. Price is agreed before a job is started and is inclusive.

I went to Hornsey Art College, then Leicester Polytechnic in the early 1970s. Then did a variety of jobs including gardener, taxidriver, cook and from time to time drummer in several long defunct rock bands!

For over fifteen years I was a freelance illustrator living and working in London. Then I became more and more interested in working in oils again. Sold a few paintings in a local gallery, then started to take it seriously. Since then my work gets sold at home and abroad. London's just down the road. Both the M40 and A34 are close at hand, so access to my studio is pretty easy. Though if you come to see a work in progress, please ring first, we've a big hairy Alsatian who's always very interested in visitors!

After over thirty years of road cycling I've become a keen mountain biker and I use the bike to get to various crags and tracks. It's great for getting useful reference photos and sketches though I often finish the trip covered in mud and twigs!

Appleford and Wittenham clumps
Westminster Bridge
Westminster Bridge next to Big Ben, London.
Hackpen Hill
Hackpen Hill
Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts. Long time drummer for the Rolling Stones
Orange Clumps
Whittenham Clumps painted from the Didcot side car park.
The Ridgeway
The Ridgeway
Whittenham Clumps
Whittenham Clumps
High Street, Oxford
High Street in Oxford Painted at night
Regent Street
Regent Street
Isle of Dogs, London
The Isle of Dogs across the Thames, London from the Cutty Sark, Greenwich.
Ibsley, New Forest
Ibsley, deep in the New Forest.
Thames Bridge
The Victorian Railway Bridge over the River Thames at Kennington, just south of Oxford.
Didcot Pwer Station painted from the Ridgeway
Nocturne, picture of Appleford and Whittenham Clumps
Gieldgud Theatre
The Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Sparsholt Firs
The ancient copse of trees near Wantage on the Ridgeway.
Te Arai Point
Te Arai Point, just south of Mangawai, New Zealand
One of a series of studies of dancers dancing.
Boats Painted in Cornwall
Red Appleford
A red hot sunset looking over Appleford towards Whittenham Clumps
St Martins in the Fields
Painting of St Martins in the Fields church next to the National Gallery, London.
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