Painting in Italy 2018

The date for the painting holiday in Italy in 2018 is 13th – 20th May. Based in the lovely countryside of Abruzzo, near the sea and the mountains this is for all abilities and is an all inclusive time of indulgence. Lovely food, good accommodation in village houses and tutoring in the countryside and by […]

Girl Power

Another new painting for the new year. The tandem provides the perfect vehicle to take turns to burn calories.

New home in Norfolk for 3 paintings

3 new paintings were successfully delivered to a lovely home in Norfolk over the weekend. “The Giddy music of the Waltz” looked particularly at home in it’s new place on the chimney breast. The other two, “The Smell of Summer” and “A good day after all” were looking for a smaller, lower space.

A new venture

This is my first relief painting. Working in layers of wood, plaster & acrylic paint I designed a multimedia painting about Bacchus, the Roman God of the grape harvest, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy. I wanted to depict his world from the viewpoint of the women who were part of it. According to my research, […]

Awarded full membership

I am delighted that the committee of the SWA have voted for me to be a full member of the Society of Women Artists. I am honoured to be included in the list of very talented and diverse artists who are current members including portrait artists Daphne Todd OBE and June Mendoza OBE and sculptor […]

Abruzzo Beach

Now that the weather is making us think of holidays and beaches, I thought I would put this painting on my website. Inspired by a very busy scene last year on the public beach near Montisilvano, Italy, I was fascinated by how much interaction – mostly non-verbal, was happening around me.  Acrylic 53.5 x 53.5 cm

Demonstration. A 4 hour oil sketch

1. No styling here for this project – just a straightforward oil sketch of a street market in Abruzzo to demonstrate the stages. Starting with a warm colour where the buildings and a street market will go. 2. Next I blocked in where the cool greys go 3. Adding an indication of where some greenery and […]