Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy New Year I hope you have had a great Christmas !

I haven’t posted in quite a while, So I thought it would be nice to start 2018 with some new blog posts showcasing some of my oil sketches done in the  latter end 2017 in and around Stafford .


Chinese House – Shugborough

The Chinese House in the heart of the beautiful gardens at Shugorough Hall the ancestral home  of Lord Lichfield . I was taken by the view with the autumn reflections in the water and the bridge. Painted Pleinair on a smal 10×8 board

‘Chinese House at Shugborough’ By Lisa Oakley

Click here to read more about this amazing folly

We also have this pleinair sketch in a Art Greeting Card


The Victorian House – Stafford Castle

‘Victorian House from Stafford Castle’ By Lisa Oakley

I love walking around Stafford castle normally with my little West highland Millie! on one of my visits  I was struck my the Victorian house visible sitting snug amongst the autumn trees.

Painted Pleinair on a small board approx size 6 x 12 inch


Winters Light Walton -on -the Hill

oil on board

winters light

Just before Christmas saw us having snow ! I was very excited so I  took my pleinair kit to the nearby fields to do a quick oil sketch of the late afternoon light

The view is towards the nearby village Walton -on the -Hill

This is a small Pleinair study approx 6 x 12 inch

Click here to read more about this historic village


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