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Paintings of Winchester by Don Lavelle
All these paintings were wholly created and painted on location in and near Winchester UK by Don Lavelle. He often spends up to a month in town, on site, creating a painting which captures all the details and character of this historic city. Click on an image to open a larger version of a painting. Purchase one of these quality paintings or commission a special work by contacting us here
Paintings tagged as 'private collection' are already sold but you can commission a similar view.

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Canon Street, the Old Bakery

Canon Street with St Mary Chapel
"Winchester Canon Street, the Old Bakery"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection

"Winchester Canon Street With St Mary Chapel"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
One of the loveliest streets in Winchester - with some of the nicest people living there.

This view of Canon Street includes St Catherine's Hill and the chapel tower of Winchester College.



Winchester High Streets umbrellas

Winchester High
                Street summer
"Winchester High Street Umbrellas"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection, New Zealand

"Winchester High Street Summer"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
the framed painting may be seen in
Greens Bar and Kitchen
A specially commissioned painting.  More detail may be seen by clicking here.
A large picture painted entirely on the spot.  Two dozen people knew they were being painted - even the local MP was added when he was holding an open air meeting.



Winchester mulled
                wine stall

Winchester Square saturday
"Winchester Mulled Wine Stall"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection

"Winchester Square Saturday"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 75cm
private collection, USA
Part of the Winchester Christmas Market.

If you look closely, a really nice family appears three times in the picture.



Winchester Square

Winchester Ivy and Buttercross
"Winchester Square Coffee Bar"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester Buttercross and The Ivy"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

A lively part of Winchester.

It could be called the heart of Winchester; all the people were added from life.  A detailed image of the Buttercross may be seen by clicking here.



Winchester water garden

Winchester High Street nocturne
"Winchester Water Garden"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street Nocturne"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
A tranquil spot in Winchester.

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



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"Winchester Wykeham Arms"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection

"Winchester The Ivy"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection, USA
Don spent a dozen sessions during the last winter months snugly painting this scene on the spot.




Winchester College

Green's Wine Bar
"Winchester College Gatehouse"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
Price unframed 595

"Winchester, Green's Wine Bar Interior"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
see the original in Greens Bar and Kitchen
The artist set his easel on College Street to create this accurate study of the college entrance. Even the scholars in the courtyard were painted from life.  Click here for a close up view showing the detail in this watercolour.


Many hours were spent painting and capturing some of the staff and customers that make this bar a great meeting place. More detail may be seen by clicking here.



Winchester Cathedral west window

Winchester High Street and St Giles Hill
"Winchester Cathedral"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

"Winchester High Street With St Giles' Hill"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
private collection
Don spent three weeks working on the spot with an extra large canvas to create this magnificent painting.

Painted towards autumn when the leaves were beginning to turn.



Winchester High Street

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

"Winchester, Queen Elanore's Garden"
Watercolour, 33cm by 53cm
Price unframed 495
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. The girl in the background kindly posed for the artist.



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 pedestrian 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, Portugal
A colourful spot on Tuesdays and market days.  A close view of the flowers may be seen by clicking here.
Three main locations were used by the artist to ensure that all the features were included.




Winchester Westgate

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

The gateway holds a small museum. This painting made a special family portrait.

"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 High Street Reflections

Winchester Priory Gate
"Winchester High Street Reflections"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
part of
Greens Bar and Kitchen collection

"Winchester Priory Gate"
Watercolour, 50cm by 75cm
Price unframed 495

Yes- this was also fully painted on the spot in the rain - and several of the people kindly paused and posed for the artist.





Winchester O'Neill's Bar

Winchester West Gate
"Winchester O'Neill's Bar"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
Price unframed 680


"Winchester The West Gate"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
Price unframed 600

Don spent over two weeks painting this on the spot - some people have all the luck!

Detail of the High Street can be seen looking through the archway by clicking here.



St Cross Brethrens
                Hall

Winchester Old Vine
"Winchester St Cross, Brethren's Hall"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
Price unframed 750

"Winchester Old Vine"
Acrylic on canvas, 75cm by 50cm
private collection
Five of the Brothers kindly posed in their gowns in their medieval hall for this unique image.

All the people were painted on the spot.



Alresford railway station

Winchester The
                Eclipse
"Alresford Railway Station"
Acrylic on canvas, 122cm by 91cm
private collection

"Winchester, The Eclipse Inn"
Acrylic on canvas, 50cm by 75cm
see the original painting in
The Eclipse Inn
The artist waited for the locomotives and trains to arrive before he patiently painted the details on this large canvas.  A close view of the near locomotive can be seen by clicking here.
An award-winning Inn at the heart of the city.
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