Unconditional love

A new painting in oil on wood about unspoken communication between a dog and his owner. No words are necessary as they share warmth and love. 39 x 39cm

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 […]

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, […]

Art Trail 2017

I will be exhibiting paintings, prints and cards this weekend (8th/9th and 15th/16th July) as part of the Horsham Artists Open Studio Event at Warnham Village Hall, Hollands Road, Warnham RH12 3RH between 10am and 5pm. Entrance is free.

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

Three paintings selected for the SWA Exhibition

I m very pleased that three of my paintings – “They always come back”, “You cook – I’ll drink wine” and “Unconditional Love” have been selected for the Society of Women Artists exhibition at the Mall Gallery, London. The exhibition opens with a preview on 5th July attended by HRH Princess Michael of Kent. If […]

Back from painting in italy week

Wow, that was a fun week. The painters from the UK were joined by italian painters on the day we went into the mountains to paint at Serramonacesca and we had an al fresco italian lunch by the stream. Another day we did charcoal drawings at the 300 year old oil press in Pianella. Spoltore […]

Working with pastels

1 Decide what colour ground you are going to use and block in the shapes   2. Put in some of your more dominant colours, trying to work on the whole picture at once 3. If you’re working on a dark ground, try to establish some of the lighter tones. If you’re working on a […]

Final painting of “Abruzzo market”

Here is the final painting that I have worked up from the oil sketches. I decided to put a woman and a boy in the nearer foreground to add more focus. I also  sorted out some of the shapes and tones but tried not to overwork it.  Size 30 x 30cm oil on canvas.

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 […]