Artwork by Eddie Pleban


After many years of Dabbling with water colour painting only to bin them as rubbish, in February 2019 my wife Jeannie enrolled me on a beginners art class for 10 weeks, after learning a few techniques I found that a had a real talent in paining with water colour paints though naive I still class myself as a learner but now have the confidence to produce a reasonable picture.

I have found that painting exercises my brain to hand coordination as I sometimes I struggle with handwriting when my hand won’t do what my brain is telling it too.

When ever you see a fisherman in my paintings its me.


One of my very early paintings from befor my stroke
Post stroke
Watercolour Two years ago
I painted this one for my grand daughter Abagail's new bedroom 2018
This was the first painting i did at my art class, i struggled with grounding the boat and perspect is a little odd, never mind.
I named this painting "Somewhere"
The beautiful village of Inistioge, County Kilkenny, Ireland
My impression of 'Keilder dam' in winter, Derbyshire.
A Norfolk Werry
Collioure South France, one of my favourite places

Acrylic painting

My studio

It was the start of Britains second lockdown that started just after Christmas my wife had encouraged me to take up painting in Acrylic's so she bought me the paints to get started after the New Year. 

its now Sunday 24th January 2021 and have found that being occupied through the lockdown painting is helping with my sanity, without this hobby I would struggle maniging my day to day life.

So here goes another episode of my post stroke life as a budding artist.

My first attempt at painting with Acrylics - Seascape
Sea landscape
A cold winter evening in Teepees
A Rocky cove
Eilean Donan Castle is perhaps the most widely-recognized Scottish castle. Set in a picturesque highland landscape on a small island which is enclosed by three sea lochs – Loch Alsh, Loch Duich, and Loch Long. Clans have a significant role to play in Scottish history, and Eilean Donan Castle was the stronghold for the Mackenzie and Macrae clans. The castle itself dates back to the 13th century. The castle was destroyed in the 17th century and rebuilt in the 20th century. Nowadays, a stone footbridge connects the castle and the island to the mainland. Films like Highlander and James Bond – The World is Not Enough have featured the castle, and to this day it is prominently featured in photographs, books, and other visual platforms as one of the most picturesque castles on the British Isles.
07.04.21 imaginary Scottish loch scene
21.06.21 I painted this Using various photos of places in the Pacific Ocean.
Merry Christmas
Black and white paint only

Jac 27.01.2021 07:33

I can see a rapid improvement as I scroll through these Eddie.
Well done you

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29.01 | 10:30

Very inspiring

27.01 | 07:33

I can see a rapid improvement as I scroll through these Eddie.
Well done you

09.09 | 04:40

Thanks for the post, great tips and information which is useful for all.

16.08 | 05:19

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