Niksen

There was a radio programme I caught by accident this week that was about a word I’d never heard before..the word was " NIKSEN", and it went on to explain that it’s a Dutch lifestyle concept of doing nothing. It literally means to do nothing, to be idle or do something without any use. Like […]

Exciting new commission in triplicate

Exciting new commission in triplicate

In these strange times I don’t expect new commissions to come in often, so I was delighted a few weeks ago when I was commissioned to do a new painting for a new client. She wanted not one, but three paintings done of herself to match other existing artwork she had on her bedroom wall. […]

Teal and gold calling me

I’ve had a frame for some years that I love, for the teal and gold colour scheme but also the distressed wood effect of it. When I had more time and life had settled down a bit I knew that I would paint a picture for it. I didn’t necessarily want an overly complicated image […]

Of course I can

Friends came to visit last Friday night, I’ve known them for a while but it was the first time they had actually come to the house and it was so lovely to welcome them in and have a meal and a drink with them. I asked if they’d like to see around the house as […]

I love it when people ask me that

Our neighbours came over for drinks last week, bearing in mind we’re still in this sort of lockdown that isn’t, but it has restrictions, and changes on a weekly basis. It was really lovely to see them and chat about all sorts of things, particularly art. She’s in her mid 60’s I think, and learning […]

This is why galleries don’t like me

Chatting with friends over the weekend who I have known for a while socially but who didn’t particularly know much about me as an artist, it amused me to describe what sort of artist I am. I paint in watercolours, and acrylics, oils, pencil, and am as happy painting trees as I am pet portraits, […]

I’m painting in nature

I’m painting in nature

The new decking that my husband and I have had created in the garden over the last few weeks has made a massive difference to the way the house and garden join together, as well as connecting  the lounge and kitchen together more internally, amazing what a difference it has made…more than the sum parts […]

Artistic harmony in wood

Artistic harmony in wood

We moved to Kent just over a year ago and ever since then my husband has wanted one particular garden project doing. It was his big dream and I was more than happy to go along with it ..but its taken just over a year to get it actually sorted out, even though we started […]

Most important of commissions

Most important of commissions

I never expected when my husband and I thought we start on the revamp for our lounge in the new year that it would linger on into June, six months of redecorating, plastering the end wall and getting rid of the ceiling beams, buying new light fittings, buying new furniture, waiting weeks for it to […]

The best not quite that I’ve ever seen

The best not quite that I’ve ever seen

During the Coronavirus lockdown which is still ongoing, I am not expecting commissions to come in, or much interest in art, which I don’t mind, as it gives me chance to firstly concentrate on my garden projects, and secondly to paint whatever I feel like painting, as there is always a long list of artwork […]