Sunday, 26 January 2020

Bubble Boy

"There are no bad drawings. Drawings are experiences. The more you draw, the more experienced you'll get."

(Danny Gregory)

"To spend time observing,without drawing, thinking, without drawing, or feeling, without drawing, is the misfortune of the non-artist."

(Nick Meglin)

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas

Thank you for following Ian Sidaway Fine Line and Ian Sidaway Studio and for your kind comments. I hope that you have a good Christmas and that 2020 brings all the good things that you wish for.

Wednesday, 18 December 2019


"I bless heaven, morning, noon, and night that I am in my peaceful house in old Twick."

(Louis Philippe. Duc d'Orleans)

"Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad ?"

(Dodie Smith)

Thursday, 5 December 2019


"All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow."

(Grant Wood)

"I could dance with you till the cows come home. Better still, I'll dance with the cows and you come home."

(Groucho Marx)

Friday, 8 November 2019


"Some counties vaunt themselves in pies and some in meats excel;
For turnips of enormous size fair Norfolk bares the belle."

(Old Rhyme)

"If this were the time or the place to uphold a paradox, I am half inclined to state that Norfolk is one of the most beautiful of counties."

(Virginia Woolf)

Monday, 14 October 2019


"The Norfolk Landscape sends a shiver through my soul."

(Raffaella Barker)

"You can always tell a Norfolk man, but you can't tell him very much."

(Sidney Grapes)

Saturday, 28 September 2019


"Often times within the circle of our sight there is neither house nor man visible. A grey church tower, a windmill, or a dark brow sail of a wherry in the distance breaks the sense of utter loneliness, but the scene is wild enough to enchain the imagination of many."

(George Christopher Davis)

"I am a Norfolk man and glory in being so."

(Horatio Nelson)

Friday, 6 September 2019

Bushy Park

"Art has one function-to reaffirm and glorify life."

(W.Edward Brown)

"Happy are the painters, for they shall not be lonely. Light and colour, peace and hope will keep them company to the end of the day."

(Winston Churchill)