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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drawing morning at the National Ballet

I had a wonderful morning at the Coliseum in London where I was able to draw the National Ballet warming up for their matinee performance of the ballet Manon. Quite a challenge to get something down on paper whilst so much was going on.  The action was so fast that a few strokes to get […]

Dancers at the Alcazar

I have just finished this painting inspired by my visit to Saville, Spain last year. The Alcazar Palace was full of history where it had been used in many different ways. I wanted to try and convey this sense of history and peeling back the layers. Mixed media on canvas. 60 x 75cm  SOLD

Taking advantage of Ryanair

Much as I would like to think I was going to get one up on the airline, the real reason for this title to my latest blog is about dates for the 2019 painting in Italy week. Now that I know the times of the flights direct from Stanstead to Pescara, the best dates for […]

My fourth zodiac sign is Capricorn

I read that 53k people in the UK keep a goat as a household pet. Astonishing, but a lovely image for my Capricorn painting. Apparently Capricorn people are nostalgic, ambitious and goal oriented, wanting to reach the top. I think my goat has achieved considerable status in this household.

These “Early Birds” are enjoying the sunrise

Lovely as this heatwave is, running has to be done early and these girls are out at sunrise. A new semi abstract painting that I’m now in the process of framing, ready for exhibiting in London. Painted in acrylics on canvas, 63 x 63 cm

Mixed Summer Exhibition at the Russell Gallery, Putney

I’m very pleased to be included again in the mixed summer exhibition at this highly rated London Gallery. It runs from 28th June to 8th Sept. and there are some delicious, contemporary paintings being exhibited and they are at affordable prices.    www.russell-gallery.com. PS. I happen to know there is a very nice coffee bar just […]