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Paintings of Romsey by Don Lavelle
These watercolours were painted on the streets and buildings in Romsey by Don Lavelle and are sincere artistic re-creations of this outstanding part of the United Kingdom. Click on an image to open a larger version of a painting. Purchasing one of these quality paintings or commissioning a special work is easy, just contact Don Lavelle and we will do the rest.


Romsey market Place from the Town Hall

Romsey Abbey choir screen
"Our Romsey: Market Place From The Town Hall"
Watercolour,  50cm by 35cm

A view from the front of Romsey Town Hall showing the variety of historic buildings in the centre of the town.


"Our Romsey: Abbey Interior Study"
Watercolour,  32cm by 26cm

Don particularly enjoyed this subject because, during his painting sessions, he was entertained by organ practices and school concert rehearsals.

Romsey White Horse Hotel courtyard

Romsey market day
"Our Romsey: The White Horse Hotell"
Watercolour,  37cm by 51cm
private collection

Don set his easel in the courtyard to paint the details of this historical Romsey hostelry.


"Our Romsey: Market Day"
Watercolour, 47cm by 35cm


Market days in Romsey make lively scenes and Don visited several times to paint this watercolour on the spot.
Romsey Abbey interior

Romsey King John's Garden
"Our Romsey: Abbey Interior"
Watercolour,  34cm by 49cm
private collection

The artist set his easel under the west window and spent many hours studying and painting to create this watercolour.

"Our Romsey: Quiet Moments At King John's Garden"
Watercolour,  33cm by 48cm


Don created this aspect of King John's Garden over several on-site sessions and a friend came along at the right moment and sat for her portrait.

Romsey Saddler's Mill



Romsey Abbey St Anne's Chapel
"Our Romsey: Sadler's Mill"
Watercolour,  49cm by 34cm
private collection

An accurately restored 17th century mill, now occupied.

"Our Romsey: St Anne's Chapel in the Abbey"
Watercolour,  26cm by 32cm


The artist captured the timeless atmosphere of this area of Romsey Abbey, with one of the staff giving life and scale.

Romsey United Reform Church archway

Romsey Market Place after the rain
"Our Romsey: Archway To The Park"
Watercolour,  36cm by 53cm

The artist stood outside the town hall to paint a view of the 19th century Congregational Church archway which leads down to the Memorial Park.

"Our Romsey: Market Place After The Rain"
Watercolour,  53cm by 37cm

This vista of the Market Place was composed mainly from one spot but many details were added from studies taken close up by each building.


Romsey Market Place

Romsey coffee bar interior
"Our Romsey: Market Place"
Watercolour,  53cm by 37cm
private collection

  The Abbey dominates this part of the town.

"Our Romsey: Costa Coffee Bar"
Watercolour,  49cm by 34cm
private collection

When the weather was unfit for outside painting, the artist spent a number of afternoons painting the life and atmosphere in this popular Romsey coffe bar.
Romsey Abbey font

Romsey Abbey from King John's Garden
"Our Romsey: Abbey Font"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm

"Our Romsey: The Abbey From King John's Garden"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm

The artist removed a building which obscures part of the Abbey. Hidden details were obtained from a location a little closer to the Abbey.
Romsey town from Green Hill


"Our Romsey From Green Hill"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection


Don painted this large canvas on site in nine sessions spread over three weeks, depending on the weather. He constantly used binoculars to pick out details.


(C) 2017 Don Lavelle all images and text. Version 14May17 Document made with KompoZer