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 […]
My second painting in this series is called “Loving the company of Leo”. Leo people are warm and affectionate and can be counted on to bring sunshine into other people’s lives. They are, however, used to being the king of the jungle so to be the companion of a Leo you need to know your […]
I’ve commenced my new Zodiac Series of paintings with Taurus. This painting called “Taurus tamed” was inspired by the characteristics of this star sign ( reliable, practical, ambitious and sensual with an eye for beauty) and something I read that for a bull-ride to count, the rider has to stay on it’s back for 8 […]