Amore

My painting theme for 2020 is about altered states. Inspired by thoughts of how we change according to circumstances and what life throws at us, I thought I would start with the simple idea of how love changes not only how we feel about ourselves but also how we view the world. That lovely fizzy […]

Before we forget our summer holidays….

Just in case it feels as if warmth and sunshine are in the distant past, I have finished this painting to celebrate and remind us how it feels to be warmed by the sun. I shall have this painting and others that I have completed this year on stand 47 at the Art Fair in […]

Lovely new set of pastel crayons

I treated myself to a new set of 40 pastel pencils and tried them out on ribbed pastel paper. Interesting effect. I’ve called these two sketches, “What was that?” 1 & 2. I think in the current climate of economic uncertainty using creative time to experiment seems a good idea – less pressure on trying […]

Workmen are the same the world over

Just returned from 2 lovely weeks in Spoltore, Abruzzo where our house is being re-wired. Quite a challenge in an old house with very thick walls and EU regulations around earthing and siting of a new external ENEL box! I took this picture of Mario and Anthony, our italian electricians, determined to get their drill […]

3 new paintings

I have painted these three paintings for the ┬áSociety of Women Artists’ 158th Annual Exhibition in London. Although the exhibition is not until 24th Sept., I need to submit them by Sat. 27th July so it was full steam ahead on the painting front. The first is called “Sunkissed nose and sandy toes” 55x55cm Acrylic […]

A word in your ear

Robins are strange birds and they seem to want to be part of the action when we work outside. It often feels as if they are trying to tell us something.. This painting is called “A word in your ear”. Acrylic 33 x 33cm

You make me want to dance

Another new painting. This one is about music and dance again and is a composition relishing the effect music has on our moods. Acrylic. 58 x 58cm.

Working on a new painting at the Open Studios

This weekend – 8th & 9th June is the first of two weekends of Horsham Open Studios. I shall be at the lovely location of Farlington School near Horsham with 5 other artists and makers. This historic building is now a girl’s school but they have kindly let us transform their library into an exhibition […]

Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse coming up

Very close now to the Sussex Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse 17th – 19th May where I will be on stand 49. There will be seven new paintings plus eight from 2018. My latest picture is called “You make me want to dance” and is a celebration of music and the way it makes us […]

How a simple picture morphed into something else

Do other artists finish a painting and then start all over again? I had one of those moments after I’d finished “Gathering Lavender”. I walked around it, turned it upside down and generally lived with it for a week. But somehow I just wasn’t happy with it. Throwing caution to the wind I painted over […]