Heartbreaking…but heart consoling…

Heartbreaking…but heart consoling…

This week I was informed of the very sad news that that Peter in this painting I did for Miranda and Peter as their wedding present, had died. It came as a great shock. I hadn’t seen them since I did the painting for them a few years ago. Certainly far too short a time […]

Magical times again

Magical times again

I’ve just finished a new painting this week, one that I am delighted in….. I love painting beautiful women, and unicorns, and woodland, so this painting of a golden haired goddess riding a unicorn in a magical woodland is one that I have absolutely adored doing… I love the white pure light blending around their […]

A tree with a difference

A tree with a difference

Last week I started a painting that I knew was going to be quirky when I finished it…but its turned out even better than I expected… Its dramatic, and quirky, and has power in it. It is the sort of painting that other people will see things in it that I haven’t planned…but I love […]

Introducing myself via a garden

Yesterday I went for my usual walk on the outskirts of my village, summer or winter, spring, or autumn, I enjoy the walk, it has a few houses, lots of trees, fields, and dappled sunshine at this time of year in this glorious hot summer sunshine. As I walked past one of the houses there […]

A lovely new word

I read a lot of books, its a joy to get lost in the story in a book, and I have a few favourite authors whose books I know I will always enjoy. Recently my husband recommended I read the Spike Milligan war books, since he’d read them some years ago and had enjoyed them. […]

When’s a bridge not a bridge ?

When’s a bridge not a bridge ?

Following on from the watercolour painting I did a couple of weeks ago of the Staffordshire trees and bridge over a stream, it reminded me of ANOTHER bridge, stream and trees that I have always wanted to paint since I first saw it five years ago… Except in this case it wasn’t actually a bridge……………………… […]

What wonderful feedback

What wonderful feedback

On return from my holiday in France I had a wonderful email that put a big smile on my face. It was from the guy I did the pencil life drawing of a few weeks ago… who had showed the drawing to his wife and this was his feedback of her reaction…. .”… She thinks […]

Colours of France

Colours of France

I’m just back from a wonderful relaxing holiday in France, and am so enamoured with the colours of the holiday and their impact on me… There’s the pale greeny turquoise of the sea on the cross channel ferry crossing… as the ferry arrives in Dieppe. Theres the bright blue of the sky Theres the white […]

As feedback goes

As feedback goes

Three weeks ago I went into Rochester to look at the art gallery there and the standard of artwork they had for sale on their walls. I’ve always liked that gallery as its an independent one that has been going for 60 years so they obviously know the market and have a good name with […]

So delighted to be a part of it

So delighted to be a part of it

The village I live in, Blue Bell Hill, in Kent is having a celebration party for The Queens Platinum Jubilee – 70 years on the throne and a major achievement, and one that is going to be a unique experience on our lifetime too! Its lovely that people can now have wonderful things to look […]