Country Christmas living room

Christmas is the time of year we love to bring the outside in. Fragrant pine trees are decorated with twinkling fairy lights and placed in the corner of living rooms…

Guide to Christmas

Father Christmas may have his elves on hand but for us mere mortals, Christmas can become quite the festive frenzy. With presents to buy, cards to send and a festive…

Nichola Eddery

Taking on a commission to paint the racehorse, Frankel, in a deliberate reference to Stubbs was no small feat for Nichola Eddery. But she put herself into training and even…

How to get a bargain at auction

Buying at auction can allow you to buy your heart’s desire at a fraction of the shop price, but costly disasters still need to be avoided. Roger Field offers his…

Colin Woolf was once told he would never be able to paint for a living. But having done so for 25 years, he understands that sporting art is much more…

Cowpats

Cowpats offer comedy gold with a misplaced footstep and a valuable cost saving on artificial fertiliser. But they can also tell us about the land beneath, as Tim Field explains.…

Restore a garden urn

If your garden urn has suffered one too many storms and is looking a little worse for wear, find out how to restore a garden urn. Urns have been used…