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 canvas  50 […]

Cards featuring in the new Mistletoe House Catalogue

Four of my paintings have been included in the 2020 Mistletoe House catalogue of cards by contemporary artists and illustrators across the UK. The catalogue is mailed to  customers from museums to retailers dealing with distinctive cards and available for online ordering. The cover features a painting called “The Invitation”which was exhibited at the 2019 […]

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 […]

Amore

My painting theme for 2020 is about altered states. Inspired by thoughts of how we change according to circumstances and what life throws at us, I thought I would start with the simple idea of how love changes not only how we feel about ourselves but also how we view the world. That lovely fizzy […]

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 […]

Workmen are the same the world over

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 […]

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