Original Paintings

Experiencing Oxford

Purchase of Original Watercolour Paintings by Ian Davis


Over 100 watercolour paintings and drawings are illustrated in Experiencing Oxford.  

Apart from the illustrations belonging to their owners, as noted in the captions, these original paintings and drawings are all offered for sale in framed or unframed images.  The high-quality walnut frames, with double mounts all use non-reflective glass.

Each purchaser of an original painting will also be given a free signed copy of the book. Prices of paintings and drawings vary and can be obtained by writing to the artist Ian Davis at the following email address:


Please state the illustration that interests you in your letter with its page number in the book, as well as the title of the illustration that can be seen on the caption.  The following original framed paintings as samples of book illustrations are available for immediate purchase:




The progression of the Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera to St Mary’s Church 

(Chapter 5, page 125)




Magdalen Bell Tower seen through a gap in the trees that enclose Addison’s Walk 

(Chapter 7, page 187)




Oxford Skyline from South Parks, Headington

(Chapter 1, page 14 and book cover)




Skyline of Radcliffe Square as seen from the cupola of the Sheldonian Theatre

(Chapter 5, page 137)




Magdalen Bridge across the River Cherwell from Greyhound Meadow 

(Chapter 7, page 190)




St Giles Fair, looking towards Balliol College and the Martyrs’ Memorial 

(Chapter 3, page 57)




Porch of St Mary the Virgin, The University Church (1637) built by John Jackson, Master Mason

 (Chapter 4, page 80)




Tom Tower, Christ Church. Base of Tower by Cardinal Wolsey (1529), completed as Tom Tower

by Christopher Wren (1682) 

(Chapter 10, page 282)




The spiral staircase to the library of Worcester College by Architect George Clarke (1736)

(Chapter 11, page 290)




All Saint’s Church, from Turl Street, converted into the library of Lincoln College

(Chapter 6, page 138)




The Magdalen College Bell Tower seen from the water meadows with fritillariies  in bloom

(Chapter 7, page 188)




St Mary’s Church, lower section of south aisle window depicting the annunciation by Augustus Pugin (1843) 

(Chapter 4, page 90)




Codrington Library, All Souls College in Radcliffe Square, seen from the gallery on the tower of St Mary’s Church

(Chapter 4, page 99)





Cloister in Corpus Christi College (1712)

(Chapter 9, page 254)