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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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 […]
Very close now to the Sussex Art Fair at Goodwood Racecourse 17th – 19th May where I will be on stand 49. There will be seven new paintings plus eight from 2018. My latest picture is called “You make me want to dance” and is a celebration of music and the way it makes us […]
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.