What a heartwarming message to start the year

This week I have received a wonderfully heartwarming email from someone called Craig….here are the main parts of the email he sent to me…. I would like to start by thanking you for the ‘blogs’ you have on your website, and what a profound affect these snippets of your existence have had on me; and […]

Happy New Year to 2023

Happy New Year to 2023

Its always with interest and intrigue and hope that we look forward to new years and wonder what they will bring us. But its also a time of year that we are reminded of what the previous year has been…and I was reminded of that big time at the New Years Eve party I went […]

As this year draws to a close

As this year draws to a close

As this year draws to a close (and I love that pun as an artist!) I am absolutely delighted with the many diverse pieces of artwork I’ve done… At the start of the year I painted a simple commission of ‘Blue bird tree’ in acrylics on canvas with gold metallic paint for the background. There […]

Such atmospheric joy

Over Christmas I was delighted to see one of my favourite films… and even though I must have seen it at least four times over the years I thought I’d watch it again….and found that I was totally enthralled with it all over again. The film was ‘Oliver Twist’ – the 1948 black and white […]

Happy Christmas to you

Happy Christmas to you

It’s that time of year when I’ve finished the commissions I’ve done for clients for Christmas and I can sit back and relax. It’s also the time of year when its a joy to hear from family and friends wishing me a happy Christmas with cards and messages and catching up on news over this […]

An exciting commission for Christmas

I’m always happy to get a commission to do for a client for Christmas. The conversation via email started yesterday, when someone asked me if it was possible to do a pen and ink drawing of a house in Shropshire for someone elses Christmas present. I replied it was possible, and fortunately I was given […]

This is exciting me a lot

I’ve finished the commission I was asked to do for clients a few weeks ago…and I’ve finished the autumnal gardening jobs that have to be done at this time of year when the weather is mild and sunny enough, and before the winter rains come. That took two weeks or so to do… So now […]

The sort of commission I love to do

The sort of commission I love to do

I was asked a few weeks ago to paint a commission for a couple, they wanted an erotic painting of themselves showing their love for each other and I was shown three ideas as a suggestion for the pose for the painting. My gut reaction was one in particular, as it had a better interaction […]