Announcing the publication of the book
A Watercolour Journey
By P L Hobbs

Venice a watercolour journey

Artist Phil Hobbs takes us on a watercolour journey through the streets and along the canals of this unique city.  As well as the watercolour paintings which capture the essence of the place, the text provides a gentle and simple guide to many of the well known and some of the lesser-known treasures of Venice.
The anecdotes, along with historical snippets bring to life the city from a particularly individual and personal perspective.
Phil has been visiting and painting around Venice now for over 20 years and this book gives an insight into both the city in all its splendour and the working life of the painter P L Hobbs.  Lavishly illustrated with more than 165 of his exquisite drawings, sketches and paintings there are also six hand drawn maps showing the various locations that were the inspiration behind them.
It is hoped that the discussion of watercolour as a medium, together with some works straight from the drawing board, prior to mounting and framing, as well as preparatory works along side more finished pieces, will provide a glimpse of his thinking and working methods.


To place an order please email or telephone (015394 45220)

ISBN  978-1-9997000-0-3
Hardback published price £39
(UK p&p £4.50)

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Remarqued Limited Edition  £150

There is a Limited Edition of 50 copies of the book available. Each one is studio stamped, signed, numbered and has an original drawing (remarque) by P L Hobbs on the title page.  It is presented with a French folded dust jacket in a hand made, embossed case.

Remarqued Limited Edition

Title Page with original remarque


“Phil Hobbs has been visiting the city for over twenty years and
paints not just the grand vistas, but also the forgotten corners and the
people who live there, as well as those who come to stand and stare.
The result is a vibrant portrait of a living entity that captures the sense of place
to perfection. Anecdotes and historical snippets add to the life
and vibrancy that leap off the pages.
If you’re a lover of watercolour and of Venice, this is a book you’ll really want.
It’s almost a visit in itself.”

Henry Malt

“Thorough, informed and informing, this is at once a guide, history
and portrait of a beautiful city.”

The Artist magazine