Tuesday, March 30 2021
I loved the pattern of shapes cast by shadows, but it took me a bit of tinkering to stop the stripy boats taking precedence over the whole painting.
Friday, March 12 2021
Wednesday, March 10 2021
Inspired by Turners seas. I wanted a wild water painting , based on a photo I took. I wanted the village behind to be barely visible.
Sunday, February 21 2021
A beautiful frosty morning, so lucky to live in beautiful Wiltshire.
Light study in Greys
Thursday, January 14 2021
Some classy flowers deserved to be remembered, loving the colour combinations.
Monday, January 4 2021
A second painting in oils painted plein air the same morning, but finished at home.
A plein air watercolour from the summer. I organised a group outing for our local Lawrence society of Art.
We were blessed with a pleasant day.
Sunday, December 20 2020
A beautiful gift that gladdened my heart , I hope it does the same for you.
Monday, December 14 2020
Light from the window behind and the spot light above gave two completely different patterns of shadows that were a must to paint.
Wednesday, November 25 2020
Wind in the willows painted plein air earlier this year in the field beside us.
Beautiful colour in the seed heads, altered by the dappled shadows made it irresistible to paint.
Thursday, November 5 2020
Some dramatic skies got me excited and resulted in this large artwork in acrylic and charcoal. Lots of movement and mark making, (lots of fun)
Thursday, October 29 2020
A first for our Devizes based Art Society. See or purchase this and over 100 other works from the comfort of your arm chair for the whole month of November at
Friday, October 23 2020
A re worked painting with lots of mark making, to give a softer and more atmospheric feel. Now framed 43 x 43 cms.
an absolute riot of buttercups in this field called for a record of this event. 40 x 40 framed
Tuesday, October 6 2020
The low evening light does not normally get to this corner of our kitchen. but for a few minutes on just a few days it gave a light show on my kitchen hob.
it was challenge to paint it before it moved.
Thursday, September 24 2020
I loved the light in this gateway, had to stop and take a snap.
Monday, September 21 2020
A taste of summer, lots of my favourite things- flowers, china, sunshine and paint of course.
Saturday, September 12 2020
I loved the hazy feel to this painting, I am using it to demonstrate wet on wet and wet on dry techniques in my tuition sessions.
Saturday, August 1 2020
A few works off to new homes this week.
Pastels added just enough detail to bring this rose to life.
Gorgeous way to spend an afternoon, in the garden surrounded by scent , flowers and bees.
Sunday, July 26 2020
These looked so good, we usually just feed the birds, but decided to ripen some off indoors.
Some plastered on oil paints depict these lovely flowers.
I wanted a chance to play with different colour, this sunny view seemed the perfect opportunity
Sunday, June 28 2020
Only a small part of this painting visible on this blog. These beautiful flowers are a small part of my leaving present after 40 years of nursing.
Saturday, June 13 2020
I am so lucky to live in a place that is surrounded by natural beauty.
This field beckoned from beside our home.
Saturday, June 6 2020
I love the scattered parcels of light, different shapes and sizes of light caught by the water or between branches.
The first plain air painting of the year.
A clever bouquet sent without water in the post, thank you the Tan family.
The flowers opened beautifully in water, but the shade changed from red to parchment over the days, gorgeous at every stage.
I did a quick pastel to catch a little of their beauty before it was too late.
An enjoyable day a while back with acrylics and Stephen Foster
Wednesday, June 3 2020
Such a lovely way to spend an hour or two , stood under a parasol in the orchard with birds singing, bees buzzing- peace
Sunday, May 3 2020
At last an opportunity to paint outside, what a joy to stand under a canopy of sweet blossom and feel the sun on your back.
Tuesday, March 24 2020
A copy of unknown artist work, loving bold mark making and variety of wet on wet and dry paint application.
Wednesday, February 26 2020
A recent workshop at The White Horse bookshop gave me the opportunity to copy this, always learning.
Sunday, February 9 2020
A wonderful morning spent painting at this inspiring place. Great shapes, different light sources and lovely people.
Exciting to paint oil on a 70 x 70 cm deep box canvas, so much to include – it had to be a big artwork.
Tuesday, January 21 2020
Low sun streaming through the kitchen window greeted me at breakfast. It cast long shadows and highlighted the lily flowers.
Unfortunately the shadows do not show on this blog see Gallery page titled Black for full image.
Wednesday, January 1 2020
I think you all know who inspired this painting- restful.
Painting is a peaceful, contemplative and joyful activity for me, I hope 2020 brings you peace and joy.
Sunday, December 22 2019
and happy new year
Friday, November 29 2019
Timeless- see this and several artworks from now until after Christmas at The Bluestone Gallery , Swan Yard , Devizes.
Bluestone have a wonderful range of unique hand made gifts, well worth a visit.
Saturday, November 9 2019
Friday, November 1 2019
See many different artists work, get ideas for christmas
Sunday, October 20 2019
Lucky to have this opportunity to get up close to some fascinating steam engines. Our grateful thanks to Tim.
Sunday, October 13 2019
I intend to play with this painting as I’d like the boats to be more abstract
Saturday, October 12 2019
I loved this unusual view at Dyrham Park
This place is an artist’s dream
Well Jana and I couldn’t wait until we got to our destination so started en route at Port Talbot. We dodged the rain and managed produce some brisk sketches.
Monday, September 23 2019
See World Suspended and Imagine at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery for the month of October.
Tuesday, September 10 2019
Some of my favourite works now available beautifully framed in a grey/ neutral washed wood frames ready for your delectation.
Tuesday, August 27 2019
This large 60 x 60 artwork is inspired by the colour blue. Loose palette knife marks and scrapes on board.
The Lawrence Society of Art have a trail including 28 shops exhibiting around 100 paintings by local artists.
Pick up a map from shops displaying the yellow poster.
Tuesday, August 20 2019
Mixed media on board, playing with colour and texture. 60 x60cms.
Tuesday, July 30 2019
This painting title represents how I felt painting it- a larger canvas meant more room to experiment and play.
Now it has a new home where I think it will give its new owner the feeling of a fresh chapter too.
A big thank you to everyone who supported my open studio.
I hope these give you as much joy as they give me.
Saturday, July 27 2019
See this new large work and enjoy a complementary cuppa. SN101RZ
Sunday, July 14 2019
Bit of fun had with this, have a go at my next demonstration 27th July 2-4 at SN101RZ
A lovely morning spent with Lawrence Society members at Jenny Papes gorgeous home.
See this at my Open Studio weekends in July
Monday, July 8 2019
Good start to our Open studios, 3 more weekends to see my artwork in its natural habitat. Come for a cuppa and a chat. Prints and cards also available.
Thursday, July 4 2019
Monday, June 17 2019
We managed to dodge a quick shower and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon painting in beautiful gardens with sunny spells and birds singing.
Many thanks to Pam Lewis for her generosity.
Visit me and see me paint at SN101RZ from 11-6pm
Sunday, June 2 2019
I wanted to suggest the eroded coastline of this bay using more earthy tones.
A lovely morning painting here for The Lawrence Society of Art. A lovely place, where people with special needs can get a healthy work experience.
Saturday, May 11 2019
Everything gets put on hold when I paint, it is a special place, like mediation.
I had heavenly morning listening to the birds and painting in the spring sunshine at my favourite spot
Friday, April 19 2019
The Mount House Gallery SN81NJ
16th- 17th May
10-5pm, Sunday 10-3pm
Saturday, April 6 2019
Last week I had the pleasure of 9 lovely ladies who travelled to the UK to paint with me. We enjoyed beautiful sunshine painting in the local lanes, surrounded by nature and bird song.
Monday, March 25 2019
All this week in St Peters church enjoy over 100 artworks, the cafe and crafts too.
Large loose mixed media, I love the play of light around this painting, my current favourite.
Sunday, March 17 2019
Snippet of a large 70 x 70 cms painting. So named because it was liberation to let the paint splatter and run without much limitation.
Saturday, March 2 2019
Love the reflected and distorted light effect through the trees on the photo I took at Giverny.
I used lots of runs in acrylics and then oils , with splatters and impasto oil for the lily pads.
70 x79 slim box canvas
Tuesday, February 19 2019
I started this ink and watercolour as a tonal ink painting, then added a little colour on top.
Very pleased with this sky. Painted using Chinese inks, quite different to to the acrylic and writing ink.
Sunday, February 10 2019
I loved the bright autumnal yellows in the lane. But it took me a long time to find the right mauves to show of the yellows.
Tuesday, January 29 2019
Such a shame this photo does not do justice to this atmospheric work 50 x 50 cms, lots texture see full view on gallery title to The Sea
Tuesday, January 22 2019
A second painting as I was very pleased with the first and was trying a different colour way.
Saturday, January 12 2019
Fascinating place, find everything in here. A proper shop.
A re-working of this painting, and I am much happier with it,
Saturday, January 5 2019
Loved the shapes in this. Lasted on oils and carved out lines.
Following the lesson I gave on colour mixing, I was very impressed by my students first attempt to use greys made from blue, yellow and red. Well done.
Thursday, December 27 2018
A reminder of days gone, hope it warms you up
Wednesday, December 12 2018
See “Cosy” selected for display by Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Tuesday- Sat 11- 4.30 pm until 5th January.
Thursday, December 6 2018
As part of Poulshot Village Trust work. Saturday morning saw 12 youngsters exploring nature and painting.
Tuesday, November 27 2018
Loose and large, lots of fun painting this. love wet sand and low light.60x60cms mixed media
Monday, November 19 2018
Lovely autumnal light set the view for this painting of our lounge. Subtle colours used to depict the interior so the window light was brighter.
Sunday, November 4 2018
I used a very rough textured background to paint this . Not 100% sure it is finished yet
Friday, October 26 2018
A good excuse to get runs and splatters on this large 60 x 60 acrylic painting.
I had to paint it outside to avoid decorating the room.
Monday, October 22 2018
I enjoyed painting this today. Lovely to be paid to talk about the process as I painted.
I think it helped me to clarify what I was doing, as in my studio I often get carried away using to much colour.
Less is more.
Acrylic underpainting why runs and splatters , with oils rubbed over the top.
Tuesday, October 2 2018
A wonderful weekend painting plain air in beautiful Pembrokeshire with my best friend
Tuesday, September 25 2018
A big thank you to The Bluestone Gallery for exhibiting 9 more of my paintings.
Saturday, September 22 2018
Loved the push and pull of the figures in this one, simple is often best.
Sunday, September 16 2018
Letting loose- bigger and bolder version of sun tipped in acrylic and oils
Wednesday, September 5 2018
This large painting in acrylic and oils is sold before its dry. Chuffed to bits.
A painting session with volunteers at Caenhill Community Farm was a lovely opportunity to produce a little more painted sunshine. Lovely people , stunning sunflowers, thank you Chris.
Sunday, August 26 2018
We visited the Monet and Architecture exhibition in London which inspired this painting.
Out the back, on a beautiful day wonder the shade of an apple tree. Love plein air painting
Tuesday, August 21 2018
The trees meeting over my local lane remind me of cathedral arches, with the light divided as by a mullioned window.
I really enjoyed splashing the acrylic paint on for this extremely loose painting.
Larger than usual at 60 x 75 cms and using very limited colours is has loads of life and a mystical feel.
Saturday, August 11 2018
How to stay cool Italian style, a little breeze and lots of shade.
Watercolour, needs to be viewed fully in my gallery titled Black.