Sketchbook – Welsh National Opera’s ‘In Parenthesis’

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The drawings were made during three days of dress rehearsals in May of this year. As well as the music, this new production was visually amazing. The drawings have been made into a book 7.5 x 5.5 inches, 24 pages, stiff cover, and are £20 + £1.50 p&p. Available from me, contact

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Drawings made at a Concert by Chamber Philharmonia Cologne

Members of the Chamber Philharmonia

 This was an electrifying concert at St Mary’s Church, Cardigan, on 19th July. I’ve drawn musicians for many years, mostly at rehearsals, but here I was able to draw at a concert under cover of the people in the row in front. Afterwards, the group had a standing ovation – hear them if you can! These are some of the drawings I made.



Remembrance Day – Sketchbook from the Somme.

In 2004 Elizabeth Haines travelled to the Somme with the David Jones Society, returning with a full sketchbook.Sketchbook from the Somme
Sketches relate to Mametz Wood, the Ulster Tower (memorial to the men of the 36th (Ulster) Division), the memorial to the 38th (Welsh) Division and to the Somme.
“The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man’s Land to begin the Battle of the Somme.” (Masefield).
The 56-page facsimile sketchbook is 150 by 110 mm and printed on quality 170gsm cartridge with board covers.
You can still order your own signed copy for £25 directly from Elizabeth Haines.
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Llyn Nantlle from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook’

This sketch of Llyn Nantlle and Snowdon is taken from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru’ by Elizabeth Haines.

This area around Snowdon drew many famous painters in the 18th century. Notable were Richard Wilson RA (1714-1782) and George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). The painter Cornelius Varley painted near here in 1802 and again in 1803, as well as Alfred de Breanski (1852-1928) and John ‘Warwick’ Smith (1749-1831).

The ‘North Wales Sketchbook’ is available from the artist, Elizabeth Haines, at a cost of £35 plus p&p. Tel:01437 532498 / +441437 532498 or Haines_Studio AT

See also:
‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, Richard Wilson, c.1765. Oil on canvas, 101 x 127cm, Accession Number WAG2429.
George Fennel Robson (1788–1833). ‘Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle’, North Wales, 1832. Graphite and watercolor with gum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harry G. Sperling Fund, 2009 (2009.451).

North Wales Sketchbook

The Mart at DolgellauThis sketch from the Mart at Dolgellau is taken from the ‘North Wales Sketchbook – Brasluniau Gogledd Cymru’. Dolgellau lies below the Cader Idris mountain range in Snowdonia. This small market town with its narrow streets has evolved from a village in the 12th century. The road into Dolgellau passes over Y Bont Fawr, meaning the big bridge. This bridge with its seven arches was built in 1638 and has been much modified since for the changing needs of the town.
The sketchbook is available directly from the artist, Elizabeth Haines, at a cost of £35 plus p&p. Haines_Studio AT or 01437 532498 / +441437 532498.

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