Finding the Wild Child

This painting is the third in my series of altered states. Called “Finding the Wild Child” it is about conquering inner introversion and faking being an extrovert. According to the people who know about these things, it can be good for generating positive emotions and satisfaction. I might try it! Acrylic on canvas  50 x […]

Cards featuring in the new Mistletoe House Catalogue

Four of my paintings have been included in the 2020 Mistletoe House catalogue of cards by contemporary artists and illustrators across the UK. The catalogue is mailed to  customers from museums to retailers dealing with distinctive cards and available for online ordering. The cover features a painting called “The Invitation”which was exhibited at the 2019 […]

Not awake – not sleeping

As part of my new series of paintings for 2020, I have just completed this painting that is inspired by the half state when we have been in a deep sleep but then on waking, the dream seems to go on. Medically this is a recognised phenomena and has has a fancy name but I […]

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 […]

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