November 2, 2019

Wow ... Autumn arrived with a real gale here in East Anglia today. Winds howling, biblical rain, leaves and debris everywhere and traffic chaos caused by the safety closure of the Orwell Bridge however the day ended on a high as I braved the weather and called into the...

June 27, 2019

I can still recall the joy and excitement of selling my first painting - I had been painting for some years, mainly focusing on friends' dogs, cats or children and had always given away the results, but then I started attending art classes and had fallen in love with p...

March 18, 2019

Every so often I like to deliberately move out of my comfort zone and try something entirely different. This can be as simple as a range of colours, mediums or supports that are new to me or to take inspiration from someone whose work I admire and to try some exercises...

January 14, 2019

Sometimes an image just totally sums up how you feel!

I was recently asked to undertake a commission of a family portrait. The work involved capturing 5 individual people from separate sittings and photographs and arrange into one attractive artwork.

I was nervous ab...

July 24, 2018

Earlier in the Spring we met up with family near the river Usk on the England Wales boarder. The weather was spectacular with barely a cloud passing the sun and each morning I was up at 04.30 and heading out for the sun-rise and dawn chorus. I just took a simple kitbag...

June 24, 2018

I love doing demonstration events partly because I enjoy sharing my love of art but also because I learn so much.

Last week I did a coloured pencil demo at a local art group and found it so rewarding! The group was mixed with some frequent coloured pencil users but ha...

April 9, 2018

When travelling abroad I love to find art and craft shops and often spend a happy hour looking through paints and pigments from manufacturers that I've not come across before. The names of pigments have an enchantinq quality that easily rivals those of the eponymous Fa...

March 13, 2018

I enjoy undertaking commissions but there is always an element of concern as to whether the client likes the draft or finished product. As I unveil the work I am always relieved when I see a look of true pleasure spread across my client's face. 

I've just completed this...

March 1, 2018

I've just received an email entitled "Calendar Girl" which made me smile. It was from a friend letting me know that I've just won a competition to have a painting included in a published calendar. Apparently, I am Miss January! Hope you like the painting - it's taken f...

February 11, 2018

Each year, usually around the New Year holiday period, I spend some time experimenting with a different painting technique or style. This is often the result of art books or dvd gifts received or courses attended. It's also my strategy to stay fresh and keep learning r...

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