Shut your eyes and listen

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 […]

They moved a Temple

My second painting with an Egypt theme is, “They moved a temple“. In 1960, in a remarkable feat of engineering, two temples were moved to make way for the Aswan High Dam. It took about 5 years and involved 3000 workers. I felt this fitted my 2020 objective of painting altered states and was a […]

The first of two paintings following a wonderful trip to the Nile

This painting , called “and the Nile flowed on” is the result of a trip to Luxor and the Nile in February. We travelled about 250 miles south to Aswan and back in a victorian sailing boat called “Dream”. Having seen some amazing temples and the valley of the Kings, the thing that struck me […]

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 […]

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 […]

Before we forget our summer holidays….

Just in case it feels as if warmth and sunshine are in the distant past, I have finished this painting to celebrate and remind us how it feels to be warmed by the sun. I shall have this painting and others that I have completed this year on stand 47 at the Art Fair in […]

Lovely new set of pastel crayons

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 […]

3 new paintings

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 […]

A word in your ear

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

You make me want to dance

Another new painting. This one is about music and dance again and is a composition relishing the effect music has on our moods. Acrylic. 58 x 58cm.