Romsey Artist      Don Lavelle
Home Romsey Winchester Watercolours Oils Purchase Links

Paintings of Winchester by Don Lavelle
All these paintings were totally created and painted on location in and near Winchester by Don Lavelle and hence capture the character of this historic city. Click on an image to open a larger version of a painting. Purchasing one of these beautiful paintings or commissioning a special work is easy, just contact Don Lavelle and we will do the rest.


Winchester High Street

Winchester Queen Elanore's Garden
"Winchester High Street"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm

"Winchester, Queen Elanore's Garden"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
Don has caught the essence of this part of the city with its varied architecture and interesting people.

A really quiet spot in the middle of the bustling city.



Winchester Cathedral Close


Winchester Buttercross
"Winchester Cathedral Close"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

This painting shows the lifestyle enjoyed by all in the Cathedral grounds: peace, relaxation, friendship and pleasure.

"Winchester Buttercross"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
private collection

This 15th century iconic feature in Winchester is a busy intersection and meeting place.
The Flowersellers

Winchester High Street and Buttercross
"Winchester Flowersellers George And Dave"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street With The Buttercross"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection
A colourful spot on Tuesdays and market days.

Three main locations were used by the artist to ensure that all the features were included.

Winchester High Street looking east

Winchester Square
"Winchester High Street"
Watercolour, 53cm by 33cm

Don enjoyed painting the main shopping street in Winchester with the bustle of the city around him.

"Winchester Square"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm

This unique part of Winchester is always busy with pedestrians and people relaxing.

Winchester High Street at night

Winchester Great Hall
"Winchester High Street At Night"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

The artist painted details during the daylight hours and then added the mood in the late evenings and nights.


"Winchester Great Hall: Queen Elanore's Garden"
Watercolour, 20cm by 32cm


Don painted this detail in the Great Hall showing part of Queen Elanore's garden.
Winchester Westgate

Winchester Cathedral interior showing west window
"Winchester Westgate"
Watercolour, 35cm by 48cm
private collection

The gateway holds a small museum.

"Winchester Cathedral Interior"
Watercolour 35cm by 52cm
private collection


A view from under the pulpit looking towards the west window which was renovated in the 17th century after destruction by Cromwell's troops. The artist has remained true to reality, even though the stained glass looks like modern abstract art.

Winchester Cheyney Court

Winchester Holy Sepulchre Chapel doorway
"Winchester Cheyney Court"
Watercolour 54cm by 36cm

The artist worked at this location five times and, each time, enjoyed the sounds of choir practice from the Pilgrims' School from the left.

"Winchester Cathedral Holy Sepulchre Chapel"
Watercolour 36cm by 53cm

Some of the mediaeval fresco can be seen through the archway. The right hand pillar has fallen and the doorway has distorted because of subsidence.

Winchester Cathedral Quire

a view of Jewry Street Winchester
"Winchester Cathedral Quire"
Watercolour 34cm by 53cm
private collection

The centre of the cathedral with cathedra, choir seating, quire screen , vaulting, organ and west window.

"Winchester Jewry Street"
Acrylic on Canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

A large canvas of a bustling Winchester street with popular restaurants and shops. Some detail may be seen here

Winchester market

Winchester Cathedral North Transept
"Winchester Market"
Acrylic on canvas 50cm by 75cm
private collection

Painted on the spot in seven sessions. All the main characters were aware of their inclusion.

"Winchester Cathedral North Transept"
Watercolour 36cm by 50cm

The visiting choir of St James' Church Sydney stored their scarlet robes here whilst the artist was working on this corner of the cathedral.

Alresford Broad Street

Winchester High Street with Sylva
"Alresford Broad Street"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street with Sylva"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
The artist used licence and reduced the number of trees so that the buildings could be seen. The number of cars were also obviously reduced.

Painted over a dozen sessions with Sylva - the busker - added towards the end.
Winchester High Street Reflections


"Winchester High Street Reflections"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection



(C) 2017 Don Lavelle all images and text. Version 19May17 Document made with KompoZer