Tree goddess a second time

Tree goddess a second time

I was asked by a client a few weeks ago if he could buy my ‘Tree goddess’ painting, I laughed and said it wasn’t for sale as I’d painted it for me, but I would happily sell him a print of it. No, he said, he didn’t want a print, he wanted an original of […]

Conversing on my favourite subject

Between the rain showers yesterday I went for my usual walk along the road, and on the way back a woman I know well enough to stand and chat to called me over to her to say that she had been to see a local art exhibition in the next village (about three miles away […]

Adding drama and intrigue

Adding drama and intrigue

I found a gold frame that I’ve always liked and decided that I would paint a picture for a one particular place in my lounge that it would fit perfectly.. the frame had a blue mount and glass, so all I had to do was think of the right picture for it. The space was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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