Tuesday, 26 May 2020

The Garden

" Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labour of man. When tillage begins other arts follow. The farmers , therefore are the founders of civilisation." 

(Daniel Webster)

"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."

(Gertrude Jekyll)

Saturday, 4 April 2020

The Studio

"The only thing I know is that if I get to the studio, that means I am alive today."

(Robert Farber)

"Never Apologise for your Studio."

(Denise Bezanson)

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Canada Geese

"If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed- like chickens' like turkeys, like deer, like canada geese."

(Ted Nugent)

" If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think geese are for anyway?"

(Will Rogers)

Thursday, 27 February 2020

The New Forest

"Trees're always a relief after people."

(David Mitchell)

"How humans love to plunder the forest, like spoiled children with their parents ATM card and no concept of moderation."

(Paul Rosolie)

Thursday, 6 February 2020


"Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years."


"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in."

(Greek Proverb)

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)