There is so much activity in local parks at the moment I wanted to capture in one painting what these open spaces have meant to people in the last year. Although each knot of people is in their own bubble, there is a unity about the overall use of the space.
A new painting for autumn. Feeling free and light with the wind in our hair and going where the mood takes us. Acrylic on canvas 70 x 50 cm
I have called this painting “Shut your eyes and listen” as one of the noticeable things about this strange year has been the increase in bird song. Humans make so much noise and living near a main road, we have traffic, sirens, wheelie suitcases going to the station. The birds were living their parallel life […]
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 […]
I have painted these three paintings for the Society 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 […]
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
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 […]
Had some fun with my latest painting. Called “Smash & Grab”, this acrylic is about the growing boldness of seagulls who spot their next victim and swoop down to share a delicious ice cream. Fun, yes, but also a nuisance. 42 x 59cm.
The first of these is called “Waiting” and the second is “Picking Lavender”. Both are 32 x 32cm oil on wood.
The third in my Zodiac series. Aries are independent leaders and shamelessly flirty. …….I think I know one or two of those. Acrylic on wood 30 x 30cm. On 20th & 21st October I will be on stand 61 at the Landmark Centre in Teddington for their Autumn Art Fair. My three new Zodiac paintings […]