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 […]

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 […]

Gerberoy truely is

Gerberoy truely is

A few years ago my husband and I were returning from a holiday in the south of France, having driven the length of that delightful country, and on the last day before we were due to catch the ferry at Dieppe back to Newhaven we had a few hours to spare but didn’t want to […]

Creating the Artists garden

Creating the Artists garden

Since we moved to this house in Kent almost three years ago we have been working hard on many important jobs in the house and garden, but it is only this last 6 months that I have been able to think more about the new plants I wanted to go in it. Some of them […]

Celebrating my love of Kent

Celebrating my love of Kent

Since I moved to Kent (almost 3 years ago!) I knew I wanted to do more artwork of this beautiful picturesque county. So last week when I had a spare day I thought I’d make the most of it and do another pen and ink drawing of one of the most picturesque places… one that […]

Remember me?

Remember me?

This week I had an email from someone whose name I didn’t recognise who explained that a few years ago I did a pencil sketch of his sisters house in Repton for him as a gift and he saw the drawing recently in her house and he is soon moving to a new house in […]