Time for Tea

A new painting, this time in watercolour. The panacea for all bad news in the UK is a cup of tea. This year we’ve enjoyed some lovely cream teas and it’s one of life’s small pleasures. In my painting, the girl on the left is being comforted having received some unwanted news but the teapot […]

The Embrace

This oil painting is more abstract than some of my past paintings but very enjoyable to do. I decided that although it is only 30 x 30cm I would do it in oils to keep the vibrancy of the colours plus I love the smell of the paint. It was so hot today the paint […]

Temptation

A new painting in a semi-abstract expressionist style. The subject of Temptation came to me as a result of thinking about the way life can change in an instant if we take one path instead of another. Going to the biscuit tin and then feeling cross because we want to be thinner, backing out of […]

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 […]

Inside all of us is an extrovert trying to get out and have fun

Finding the Wild Child 2

This painting is the third in my series of altered states. Called “Finding the Wild Child 2” 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 canvasĀ  50 […]

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 […]